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Southwire Take-up Operator I in Carrollton, Georgia

Take-up Operator I

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Date: Jun 7, 2024

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30117

Company: Southwire Company LLC

​No high school diploma or equivalent? No problem! Southwire encourages you to apply even if you do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. Our Pathway to Success program will help you attain your high school equivalency while working full-time as you pursue your career in manufacturing. Work full time and join our Pathway to Success program to earn your GED. Apply today!

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, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. 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 commitment to delivering quality and service to our customers, exercising environmental stewardship, enhancing the well-being of our employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: BWP

Shift: D

Pay Rate: $19.37 – $20.61

Job Description

JOB OVERVIEW: The Take Up 1 is an entry level role that is responsible for rewinding material into a specified length while spark testing. Strip PVC and Nylon insulation off copper and aluminum wire that is to be sent to the Carrollton Rod Mill or the Kentucky Rod Mill.


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

Must be able to follow instructions

Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs.


Run a specified package length.

Responsible for proper spark-tester settings.

Responsible to tag and package product properly.

Responsible to produce a quality product according to specifications and visual check.

Possible painting of wire, print removal, or reprinting while rewinding.

Responsible to make a quality patch on defective material when needed.

Responsible to strip insulation off scrap wire.

Perform all other duties as assigned.


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


Do not release products until all quality checks have been passed

Perform quality checks, as outlined in the process procedures for the machine, and minor maintenance when necessary.

Immediately report quality issues to the supervisor or quality manager

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


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.


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

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.

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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