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Southwire Engineer, Automation II in Heflin, Alabama

Engineer, Automation II

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Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Heflin, AL, US, 36264

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: Heflin, AL

Southwire Job Description

Job Summary/Objective:

The Automation Engineer will design, budget, and manage installations of engineered control systems for both capital projects and continuous improvement projects associated with the modernization and plant operations. This individual will also provide technical assistance to plant electronic technicians, plant engineers, and modernization engineers in diagnosis of electrical malfunctions, determination of necessary repairs, and engineering elimination of the cause of the malfunctions impacting Connected Enterprise platforms.

Key Responsibilities :

Promote safety in the workplace and on all project job sites.

Versatile in ladder logic and various PLC programming languages. Working knowledge and troubleshooting of field control devices (motors, relays, switches, photoeyes, etc.)

Project management which may include budgeting, design, installation management, spare parts procurement, etc.

Develops new and modifies existing PLC, HMI and/or SCADA applications, interfaces, or embedded controls systems to improve and enhance manufacturing processes.

Procures and provides asset and auxiliary values to support site OEE objectives. Review Connected Enterprise platform to identify potential issues with system performance.

Research, evaluate, develop and implement new manufacturing methods and equipment to provide world-class manufacturing capability and competence.

Designs, develops, maintains and modifies instrumentations and control systems.

Proactively strive to maintain, add and improve information sources supporting Connected Enterprise.

Participates in set-up and commissioning of control systems and trains affected team members.

Education and Other Requirements

Education, Experience, and Skills

Required Minimum Education Level: ​​Bachelor's​

Specialized Degree: ​​Electrical Engineering/Electrical Engineering Technology​

Years of Experience: ​​5+​

Field of Expertise: Siemens TIA Portal and Rockwell PLC Programming

Preferred Minimum Education Level: ​​Bachelor's​

Years of Experience: ​​3+​

Preferred Field of Expertise: ​​AutoCAD​

Travel, Physical Requirements, Working Conditions, and Equipment

Travel: ​​Domestic​

% of Time: ​​Up to 25%​

Workplace Setting: ​​In Office / On Site (4+ days a week)​


Nimble Learning

Customer Focus

Plans and Aligns


Balances Stakeholders

Action Oriented

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: Birmingham

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