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Reliability Engineer

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 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: [[Building Wire Plant ]] 

Southwire Job Description


The Reliability Engineer champions the implementation of reliability best practices. This role will also evaluate new best-known methods and technologies to continuously improve equipment reliability.

Major Responsibilities / Key Deliverables   

Serves as the facility RCA process champion, and participates in failure analyses to identify corrective actions to eliminate failure modes or reduce the consequence of failure.    
Interacts with reliability engineers at other plants to share findings from failure analyses along with solutions to problems identified.   
Monitors equipment MTTR and MTBF performance to identify reliability improvement opportunities. 
Examines defects and issues identified during PM and PdM activity, and utilizes this information for PM optimization.    
Participates in new and modified equipment design and installations.    
Assists in spare part reviews to ensure adequate stocking levels as determined by consumption due to normal wear and failure frequency.    
Identifies risks of obsolescence and proposes mitigation strategies.    
Introduces tools and techniques in performing preventive and predictive maintenance activity, and prescribes frequency of activity through CMMS maintenance plans.    
Provides training and support of precision maintenance processes such as alignment and balancing.    
Develops a world class lubrication program and monitors performance and execution.    
Supports autonomous activities and provides skills training to operations team members.    
Drives proactivity performance through supervision of planners and participation in scheduling activities with planners and coordinators.    
Ensures CMMS users have been trained in system utilization and audit activity to sustain system integrity.     
Serves as a SAP PM subject matter expert for the plant. 


Individuals must be a degreed engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with a focus on reliability and maintainability.  
The Reliability Engineer must possess a thorough knowledge of methodologies including Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).  
Must be able to train others on reliability activities while also capable of facilitating analyses that utilize reliability methodologies.  
The Reliability Engineer must also be familiar with common condition-based, predictive technologies such as vibration, thermal, ultrasonic, oil, and circuit analyses.


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.

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  • Job Reference: 700061623-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Carrollton, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application