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Southwire Engineer, Specifications II in Carrollton, Georgia

Engineer, Specifications II

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Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30117

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: Cofer Center

Southwire Job Description

Job Summary/Objective:

The Specifications Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing Southwire product design standards,

work instructions, procedures and knowledge-based documentation supporting the company specification engineering

order entry and quotation business processes for Industrial Wire & Cable (W&C) products. The candidate will

coordinate specification activities in support of Product Development’s projects consisting of new product

introductions, cost out and maintenance of line programs. This role will involve collaborating closely cross-functionally

with the Business Units, Sales, Operations, R&D and IT to develop and implement efficient business processes

improving speed and accuracy while managing the increased demand and complexity of the connected enterprise

systems, and the company’s digital transformation strategy.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide technical direction and support to the Specifications team during the engineering quote (ENGQ)

and product design management (PDM) processes to confirm manufacturing capabilities, bills of materials

(BOM), compliance and formulate technical exceptions and clarifications for engineered-to-order requests

• Facilitate Management of Change (MoC) and act as Change Coordinator for engineering Change Requests

related to BOM’s and Specifications for Industrial W&C products

• Collaborate closely with the CableBuilder, Product Development, Operations and Product Management

teams to ensure specification requirements and attributes of new products introduced are identified,

documented, and communicated properly through the company’s cable design & ERP systems. Ensure a

smooth transition in the hand over process from new product development engineers to the specification

engineers

• Develop and update work instructions, standard operating procedures, design guides and other

specifications documentation to ensure standardized cable design processes and minimize errors

• Collect and organize technical information to map product offering boundaries and document

manufacturing capabilities or limitations in support of the specification engineering new part creation

process

• Review and interpret W&C Industry Standards, certifications, product regulatory listings, and customer

specifications providing problem solving support for specification-related issues, sales inquiries and the

development of configurable models and specification templates

Education, Experience, and Skills

Required

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's

Specialized Degree: Science or related technical field

Years of Experience: 5Preferred

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's

Specialized Degree: Engineering

Years of Experience: 5Preferred Field of Expertise: Mechanical or Electrical

Other

Other Preferred Skills, Licenses, &

Certificates: Microsoft Office, CableBuilder, SAP or JIRA. Working knowledge of Wire & Cable products, Industry Standards (UL, CSA, ICEA, ASTM, etc.) and associated manufacturing processes & the cable materials involved. Lean Six-Sigma training and certification.

Competencies

Nimble Learning

Customer Focus

Plans and Aligns

Collaborates

Balances Stakeholders

Action Oriented

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Supplemental Insurance Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave

  • & More

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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