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Southwire Operator, Assistant in Heflin, Alabama

Operator, Assistant

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Date: Mar 26, 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, 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: Heflin, AL

Shift: 6p-6a

Pay Rate: $19.37 – $20.61

Job Description


The Operator Assistant is an entry level role that may be responsible for operating the palletizer and stretch wrap on cartons and spools of wire produced on the jacket line. Rewind material into a specified length while spark testing and patching when necessary.


High school diploma or equivalent

Must read, write, and speak English; Bilingual in Spanish is a plus

Must be able to stand and lift heavy loads for long periods of time


Carrollton Rod Mill:

Maintain proper tundish and launder spares; rebuild, break out, casting of new sections

Maintain proper tundish and launder spares; rebuild, break out, casting of new sections

Assist the Casting, Operator with weekly and semi-annual shutdowns, out-of-the-mill tasks

Ensure casting checklist is completed

Assist with troubleshooting issues

Monitor casting pit for leakage, foam, wheel, water issues, etc.

Train on casting operation and furnace

Certify on crane and forklift

Manufacturing and Production:

Responsible for operation of palletizer

Responsible to maintain correct flow of material on conveyor system

Responsible to perform minor maintenance on palletizer, stretch column and conveyor

Responsible to assure that the palletizer properly stacks pallets of cartons and spools. Insure cartons and spools are of acceptable quality before palletizing

Run a specified package length

Responsible for proper spark-tester settings

Responsible to tag and package product properly

Responsible to produce a quality product according to specifications and visual check

Possible painting of wire, print removal, or reprinting while rewinding

Responsible to make a quality patch on defective material when needed

Responsible to strip insulation off scrap wire


Will be required to cross-train on equipment within your identified workgroup at your facility

Once trained in more complex jobs, may be required to fill the position in the event of absence or vacancy

Will be required to rotate on a set frequency within your workgroup to maintain skill proficiency


Do not release products until all quality checks have been passed

Perform quality checks, as outlined in the process procedures for the machine, and minor maintenance when necessary

Immediately report quality issues to the supervisor or quality manager

Use the company’s ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities


Working safely is a condition of employment

Responsible to observe Southwire safety rules and maintain good housekeeping

Follow all safety procedures and rules

Properly wear all required PPE

Review and know all Job Hazard Analyses for proper job sequence and hazards associated with the jobs assigned to do

Review and know all Safety Data Sheets for the jobs assigned to do

Maintain all work areas to 5S standards

Perform pre-operation safety inspection and hazard analysis

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


Must be able to work in hot and cold environments normally found in a prefabricated building without climate-control

Physical activity associated with daily performance of this job include: balance, climbing, fingering, grasping, hearing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motions, standing, stooping, walking and sitting

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: Birmingham

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