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Compound Equipment Operator I

Carrollton, Georgia
1 Sep 2022

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, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. We are 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 commitment to delivering quality and service to our customers, exercising environmental stewardship, enhancing the well-being of our employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what's possible?


Location: BWP

Shift: D, 7pm- 7am

Starting Pay Rate: $19.20 

Job Description

The Compound Equipment Operator 1, is an entry level role that will train in plastics blending to achieve safety, quality, and efficiency requirements. Initial duties to include but not limited to: packaging, package building, material transportation, equipment cleanout, scales calibration and loading/unloading trucks

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
Operator must be able lift up to 45 lbs
Operator must be able to follow instructions
Operator must be able to interpret production orders
Must be a Southwire certified lift driver
Any other job duties as assigned

Operator should be training to qualify in the operation, coordinating several tasks in such a manner to maximize production while safely maintaining specific rubber/plastic mix procedure and quality
Operator must learn to make judgements concerning quality and lab results to rubber/plastics specifications
Operator will learn to interact with computer controls to operate machine/work cell
Operator will learn to interact with computer diagnostics to pinpoint and eliminate various operating problems
Operator will learn to coordinate material handling, production with other operators on the line to ensure a continuous production process
Operator will learn to maintain material levels for all levels of operation
Operator will be responsible for loading and unloading of compounding raw materials and finished goods
Must be able to work under supervision and maintain ongoing communication with the supervisor and peers through verbal instruction and reports
Identify scrap and place into designated scrap areas

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

Use the company's ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities
Do not release products until all quality checks have been passed
Immediately report quality issues to the supervisor, department manager, or quality manager

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

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
Must be able to work in hot and cold environments normally found in a prefabricated building without climate-control
Operator may be exposed to high levels of noise and a dusty environment
Operator may be exposed to gaseous lift fumes
Operator may be exposed to hazardous material

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.

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  • Job Reference: 700163322-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Carrollton, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application