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Southwire Material Handler (EG) in Hawesville, Kentucky

Material Handler (EG)

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Date: Apr 30, 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, 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: Hawesville, KY

Shift: 12 Hour rotating

Starting Pay Rate: $23.81

Job Description


Moves product from production areas to the warehouse. Enters cable into inventory and completes packaging. Maintains warehouse organization and housekeeping.

General Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Additional technical education or training is preferred.

Experience: Material handling or other relatable experience and previous forklift operation is preferred.


  1. Moves product to scales, completes product packaging, enters package weights and other information into the computer for transaction into inventory if required.

  2. Moves cable and/ or rod coils to proper disposition areas in the warehouse and scans into area for inventory control.

  3. Checks product for possible non-conformance pertaining to packaging and damage, and reports any problems to Supervisor.

  4. Completes a rework tag on non-conformance product if already entered inventory and then places product in assigned non-conformance areas.

  5. Organizes warehouse to maintain order and prevent damage.

  6. Performs weekly inventory of assigned packaging supplies.

  7. Works on reel lagging.

  8. Inspects all equipment used to ensure safe operation and prevent product damage.

  9. Reports all incidents related to damaged property and safety.

  10. Checks hold and kick out areas a minimum of once per shift. Moves any disposition material to proper locations.

  11. Keep scales area and warehouse areas in a clean and safe manner.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Communicates effectively.

  • Works effectively as a team member.

  • Ability to operate a forklift and other mobile equipment.

  • Ability to lift and push material and packaging required by warehouse task.

Occasional Work Requirements:

  1. Cleans general plant, including sweeper operation.

  2. Assists Shipping Clerks as time allows, or as directed.

  3. Performs other duties as assigned when required.


  1. Wears all required safety equipment.

  2. Reports all safety violations and hazards to Supervisor and/ or Manager.

  3. Works in a safe manner to prevent accidents.

  4. Never operates equipment that is not working properly or has safety features missing. Always reports defective or improperly operating equipment.

Tools and Equipment:

  • Forklifts

  • Overhead crane

  • Scanners

  • Nail guns

  • Banders

  • Computer

Material Handled:

  • Aluminum rod and/ or cable products

  • Packaging supplies

Source of Supervision: Department Supervisors.

Direction Exercised: None

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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