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Southwire Specialist, Engineering - Industrial Engineering in Heflin, Alabama

Specialist, Engineering - Industrial Engineering

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Date: Jan 31, 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:


The Industrial Engineer will provide expertise to optimize production processes, enhance efficiency, and streamline operations. The role will utilize traditional Industrial Engineering skills to analyze systems, implement Lean methodologies, and drive continuous improvement. Primary focus centers around driving enterprise standards to promote financial success and customer experience.

Key Responsibilities:

​​Maintain equipment capability records using standardized company documents. Data to include machine specs, processing factors, limiting factors, etc.

​Maintain labor process records using standardized company documents. Data to include time studies, method standards, SOPs, process documents, etc.

​Collaborate with Operations Engineering to develop and/or audit process documentation for machine capabilities and enterprise data standards.

​Assess process performance utilizing traditional Industrial Engineering skills and enterprise solutions to identify trends, performance gaps, and areas of opportunity. Recommend options to improve Value Stream effectiveness.

​Assist with project support through Kaizen events, Value Stream Mapping, A3 Problem Solving, etc. Facilitate change management and documentation of process improvements.

​Provide cost and data analysis for capital investments, cost benefit justification, new product introduction, product changes, capacity analysis, etc.

​Collaborate with functional teams responsible for system changes and enhancements. Act as site SME and change coordinator for implementation, data pulls, analysis, communication, etc.

​Gain proficiency with enterprise applications to execute primary job duties. Systems include but are not limited to: SAP, CableBuilder, Advaris and JIRA.​

Long Description

Education, Experience, and Skills:

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's

Years of Experience: Any

Preferred Field of Expertise: Industrial Engineering

Travel: None

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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