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Southwire Lead, Maintenance in Hawesville, Kentucky

Lead, Maintenance

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Hawesville, KY, US, 42348

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: Hawesville, KY

Shift: Day

Pay Rate: $36.63 – $39.36


The individual must be a certified General Maintenance Operator or Senior Electronic Technician. In addition to those normal duties and responsibilities, this individual will assume the lead technical role of the PM Crew.


  1. Preventative maintenance duties as assigned by the supervisor.

  2. Responsible for assigning tasks and ensuring efficient task completion.

  3. Responsible for making technical decisions and requesting additional assistance when necessary.

  4. Report major issues that arise in a timely manner to the maintenance supervisor.

  5. Champion Continuous Improvement and PM Optimization.

  6. Prioritize preventative maintenance tasks and assign manpower accordingly.

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

  8. Perform all other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


  1. Must have completed certification program for General Maintenance Operator or Senior Electronic Technician prior to employment.

  2. Good leadership, communication, & decision-making skills.

  3. Must have proficient computer skills and must have experience in SAP PM.


Could be exposed to working conditions such as inclement weather, heat, cold, noise, vibration, dust, dirt, fumes, water, oil and heights. Where conditions require, protective equipment will be issued to the employee.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. 2-year technical degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years general maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Preventative maintenance experience is preferred.

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: Owensboro

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