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Southwire Manager, Engineering - Industrial Engineering in United States

Manager, Engineering - Industrial Engineering

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Date: May 18, 2024

Location: Remote/Other, Remote/Other, US, Remote/Oth

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: North Campus

Southwire Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Industrial Engineering

Job Class: Full-Time

Location: Remote

Reports To: Director, Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence

Job Summary:

The Manager, Industrial Engineering will direct a team of engineers focusing on optimizing production processes, enhancing efficiency, and streamlining 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:

Manage, develop, and provide direction for the Industrial Engineering team in support of business processes and needs.

Lead efforts to maintain equipment capability records using standardized company documents. Data to include machine specs, processing factors, limiting factors, etc.

Lead efforts to 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.

Collaborate with Manager, Costing and team to evaluate manufacturing process changes and any resulting data updates to be reflected in SAP, CableBuilder or other enterprise systems.

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

Education, Experience, and Skills:

Bachelor's Degree Engineering Required

5+ Years of Industrial Engineering Experience Required

1-3+ Years of Management Experience Preferred

Spans of Control:

Number of Direct Reports: 2-5 (Industrial Engineers)


Travel-Domestic- Up to 25%


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.

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