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Southwire Helper, Stranding in Huntersville, North Carolina

Helper, Stranding

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Date: Jul 1, 2024

Location: Huntersville, NC, US, 28078

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: Huntersville, NC

Shift: 5:45pm - 6am

Pay Rate: $19.76 – $21.04

Job Description


To help/operate high speed stranding equipment to produce specified kinds of stranded cable on specified packages. Must also sign off as High speed strander operator after successful training of the helper training sheet.

Tools/Equipment/ Responsibilities

Help/operate the high speed strander with metering equipment, take up capstans, take up winding unit and payoff unit; portable welder unit, grease and blasting cabinets where applicable, using overhead cranes/loaders, various size wooden or steel reels, various size closing blocks and dies, micrometers, portable power back saw, strong adhesive tape, bolt cutters, pneumatic nail guns, fork truck, and miscellaneous small hand tools.

Must be willing to work on a fast paced, highly focused machine that will have constant attention given to safety, quality, speed, and scrap.

Will operate as the helper mainly, while on occasion act as the operator in case of call off or other circumstance that deems it necessary. This person will be part of a 2-person team on the machine and will be expected to receive machine responsibility direction from both operator and supervisor to keep flow of machine running at maximum level.

Material Handled

Various sizes and shapes of aluminum wire, aluminum alloy, aluminum wire on steel bobbins, steel or aluminum cable on steel or wooden reels, and greases and oxide inhibitors.

Source of Supervision

Receives direction from the Stranding Supervisor


Each day sweep entire work area and return tools and other materials to the proper storage areas. Aid maintenance personnel with repairs to strander or auxiliary equipment. Aids maintenance personnel with gear changes. May be required to help with bobbin stripping or cable rewinding operation or to sweep up or clean specified areas in the plant. Performs other duties as may be assigned by their immediate Supervisor, depending upon qualifications.


When loading bobbins or reels, pay special attention to the procedure used to load to avoid any back injuries.

Always be aware of forklifts and make sure the driver knows where you are.


Demand for the product run on the high speed strander is elevated and in order for Southwire to meet customer demand, the machine must run consistently. The process is technical and requires trained individuals to perform the job independently. Because of this, it is not always possible that such an individual will be available to replace an absent operator. Therefore, predictable and consistent attendance is required due to the nature of the job.

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: Charlotte

Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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