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Southwire Technician, Electronic in Douglas, Georgia

Technician, Electronic

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Douglas, GA, US, 31535

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?

Job Description


As a Electronic Technician, you will support our manufacturing operations by providing a full range of electronic equipment maintenance with focus on reliability. Ensure sustainable operation of machinery and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on motors, conveyor systems, and other production machinery. The Electronic Technician will also be a key member of process improvement and problem-solving teams.


  • High school graduate or equivalent is required. Technical degree preferred.

  • Strong electronic background

  • Must have computer skills (Microsoft Office, CMMS, Excel, etc.)

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, schematics and OEM manuals.

  • Understand manufacturing processes and manufacturing equipment.

  • Must be familiar with normal test equipment such as multimeters/oscilloscopes.

  • Ability to read and interpret precision measuring devices.

  • Must be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to work in a high speed, fast-paced environment.

  • Must pass written and hands-on certification tests.


  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions using logical and systematic methodologies.

  • Routine maintenance including but not limited to field fault analysis, calibration of instrumentation using proper test equipment, component replacement, alignment and calibration to specification.

  • Troubleshoot and repair various equipment to include electronic, digital equipment and AC/DC motors & controls.

  • Fault analysis of hard-wired relay logic, motor control circuits, motor power circuits (single & 3 phase) and common utility/lighting circuits.

  • Access and use PLC logic programming to troubleshoot production equipment.

  • Replacement of identified failed parts or components.

  • Adjust equipment to bring it into operational specifications.

  • Recommend process or procedure changes based on observed equipment behavior.

  • Testing of electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, and voltmeters to ensure proper operation and safety of system.

  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, lighting fixtures and other electrical components.

  • Maintain current and accurate maintenance data to determine establish historical records and future maintenance requirements.


  • Maintain an attitude of learning to stay current with maintenance procedures and equipment.

  • Complete annual Maintenance Skills Assessment


  • Report all accidents, incidents, injuries and unsafe acts or conditions, immediately to the supervisor.

  • Must follow prescribed safety procedures to prevent injury and maintain safe equipment and conditions in entire plant.


  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of working safely in an industrial maintenance environment.

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

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: Tifton

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