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Southwire Maintenance Reliability Manager in Carrollton, Georgia

Maintenance Reliability Manager

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Date: May 5, 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, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: BWP

Southwire Job Description

Title: Reliability Maintenance Manager

Shift: Day Shift- You may be Called In, you may have to work weekends, holidays or nights as needed**

Principal Objective:

The Maintenance Reliability Manager is directly responsible for implementing and developing predictive and preventative maintenance activities that will ensure equipment and process reliability. Facilitate safe, timely, and efficient high-quality production by providing effective leadership to employees responsible for the repair and maintenance of equipment. Maintain equipment in like new condition through a world class preventative maintenance program. Develop key metrics that drive continuous improvement in both staff and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following is a list of specific duties, which are essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort is made to thoroughly describe the customary way this job is performed, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform this job in the manner indicated.

Direct employees in repair of electrical and mechanical systems, apparatus, and components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical codes, manuals, schematics, and blueprints.

Schedule and assign employees to daily task of maintaining production equipment via work orders – Follow up to ensure work is completed.

Schedule maintenance technicians and maintain database for equipment calibrations such as spark testers, lump-neck and line counters.

Provide leadership and support to guide employees in testing malfunctioning machinery using test equipment and discuss malfunctions with other maintenance workers to properly diagnose malfunction.

Provide leadership and support of Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.

Access existing equipment and process deficiencies, by working with other operation team members, including process engineers. Modify equipment and/or processes to achieve Principal Objective.

Directs/manages the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, and equipment and initiates reordering when necessary.

Negotiates and develops relationships with vendors to ensure we are getting the best prices.

Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving operations and solving maintenance-related problems.

Ensures maintenance associates are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated so that maintenance activities can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.

Manages the maintaining of a computerized maintenance management system for tracking work orders, and maintenance history of production equipment.

Tracks, analyzes, and improves key maintenance metrics such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance.

Experience and Qualifications

In addition to the responsibilities and duties as a key member of the operations team, the following additional responsibilities provide a framework for accomplishing the principal objective.

• Coordinate, facilitate and motivate employees to their highest potential.

• Maintain positive attitudes to assure company and customer (internal and external) satisfaction.

• Provide personal counseling and keep employees informed of policies, procedures, and operational changes.

• Perform reviews, hiring and discipline for subordinates.

• Responsible for maintaining safety rules and instructing employees on good safety habits.

• Initiate and attend meetings to ensure continuous improvements in tooling and work habits.

• Coordinate and guide employee involvement in team building, meetings, projects and company policies and procedures.

• Consults with Engineering, Quality and Safety to ensure product manufacture ability.

• Responsible for meeting production and delivery deadlines

• Introduce latest technological advancements into the organization.


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required.

• Previous technical supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to manage.

• Experience troubleshooting mechanical systems with electronic controls.

• Five years of electrical experience with manufacturing equipment.

• Five years of mechanical experience with manufacturing equipment.

• Digital controls troubleshooting experience.

• Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills and be able to read specs and prints.

• Must be able to use and manipulate computer applications such Word and Excel.


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

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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