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Southwire Preventative Maintenance Supervisor in Hawesville, Kentucky

Preventative Maintenance Supervisor

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Date: Apr 25, 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 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?

Location: Hawesville, KY

Southwire Job Description

Preventative Maintenance Supervisor


The individual will direct and coordinate all preventative maintenance activities and assist maintenance team members in completing repairs when necessary.


  1. Support, company, plant, and department in establishing and achieving objectives and goals.

  2. Monitor costs associated with preventative maintenance and work to minimize.

  3. Coordinate necessary training for maintenance team members.

  4. Ensure all necessary supplies and tools are provided for maintenance team members to perform their job safely and effectively.

  5. Assist maintenance team members, when necessary, with preventative maintenance and breakdowns.

  6. Communicate issues with operations and maintenance management and ensure preventative maintenance is completed in a timely manner.

  7. Prioritize preventative maintenance tasks according to production demands and assign maintenance team members accordingly.

  8. Prepare budgetary proposals for equipment preventative maintenance, installations, upgrades, modifications, etc.

  9. Direct and supervise maintenance contractors, when needed.

  10. Be knowledgeable in Southwire Policy and enforce in accordance with the policy.

  11. Promote safety with all team members and ensure all safety policies are enforced.

  12. Report all accidents, incidents, injuries and unsafe acts or conditions immediately. Participate in incident investigations.

  13. Perform all other tasks as assigned by maintenance management.


  1. Must have completed Southwire Certification program for maintenance prior to employment.

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

  3. Must be able to use a personal computer and utilize all software/programs determined by management.

  4. Must have a thorough understanding of processes, procedures, and equipment within the department.


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 is desired but not mandatory. Minimum of five years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • 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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