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Southwire Operator, Compound Equipment I in Carrollton, Georgia

Operator, Compound Equipment I

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Date: Jun 12, 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. Weare 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: BWP

Shift: C

Pay Rate: $20.16 – $21.43

Job Description


The Compound Equipment Operator 1, is an entry level role that will train in plastics blending to achieve safety, quality, and efficiency requirements. Initial duties to include but not limited to: packaging, package building, material transportation, equipment cleanout, scales calibration and loading/unloading trucks


High school diploma or equivalent

Must read, write, and speak English; Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Must be able to stand and lift heavy loads for long periods of time

Operator must be able lift up to 45 lbs

Operator must be able to follow instructions

Operator must be able to interpret production orders

Must be a Southwire certified lift driver

Any other job duties as assigned


Operator should be training to qualify in the operation, coordinating several tasks in such a manner to maximize production while safely maintaining specific rubber/plastic mix procedure and quality

Operator must learn to make judgements concerning quality and lab results to rubber/plastics specifications

Operator will learn to interact with computer controls to operate machine/work cell

Operator will learn to interact with computer diagnostics to pinpoint and eliminate various operating problems

Operator will learn to coordinate material handling, production with other operators on the line to ensure a continuous production process

Operator will learn to maintain material levels for all levels of operation

Operator will be responsible for loading and unloading of compounding raw materials and finished goods

Must be able to work under supervision and maintain ongoing communication with the supervisor and peers through verbal instruction and reports

Identify scrap and place into designated scrap areas


Will be required to cross-train on equipment within your identified workgroup at your facility

Once trained in more complex jobs, may be required to fill the position in the event of absence or vacancy

Will be required to rotate on a set frequency within your workgroup to maintain skill proficiency


Use the company’s ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities

Do not release products until all quality checks have been passed

Immediately report quality issues to the supervisor, department manager, or quality manager


Working safely is a condition of employment

Responsible to observe Southwire safety rules and maintain good housekeeping

Follow all safety procedures and rules

Properly wear all required PPE

Review and know all Job Hazard Analyses for proper job sequence and hazards associated with the jobs assigned to do

Review and know all Safety Data Sheets for the jobs assigned to do

Maintain all work areas to 5S standards

Perform pre-operation safety inspection and hazard analysis

Follow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impact


Physical activity associated with daily performance of this job include: balance, climbing, fingering, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motions, standing, stooping, walking and sitting

Must be able to work in hot and cold environments normally found in a prefabricated building without climate-control

Operator may be exposed to high levels of noise and a dusty environment

Operator may be exposed to gaseous lift fumes

Operator may be exposed to hazardous material

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching & Pension Plan (Eligible for Pension after 1,000 Hours Worked)

  • 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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