Jul 13, 2022

Maintenance Manager

  • Southwire Company
  • Carrollton, GA, USA
Full-time Engineer - Reliability Management - Maintenance

Job Description

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 

Principal Objective:
The Maintenance Manager is directly responsible for implementing and developing predictive and preventative maintenance activities that will ensure equipment and process reliability. Facilitate safe, timely, and efficient high-quality production by providing effective leadership to employees responsible for the repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment. Maintain equipment in like-new condition through a world-class preventative maintenance program. Develop key metrics that drive continuous improvement in both staff and equipment.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a list of specific duties, which are essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort is made to thoroughly describe the customary way this job is performed, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform this job in the manner indicated.

• Direct employees in installation and repair of electrical and mechanical systems, apparatus, and components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical codes, manuals, schematics, and blueprints.
• Schedule and assign employees to the daily tasks of maintaining the facility and production equipment via work orders – Follow up to ensure work is completed.
• Schedule maintenance technicians and maintain a database for equipment calibrations such as spark testers and line counters.
• Direct outside contractors in the installation of machines and equipment following electrical code, suppliers’ recommendations, and blueprints.
• Provide leadership and support to guide employees in testing malfunctioning machinery using test equipment and discuss malfunctions with other maintenance workers to properly diagnose malfunction.
• Provide leadership and support of Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
• Responsible for HVAC, chillers, boilers, air compressors, pumps, and electrical systems
• Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, Steam, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
• Access existing equipment and process deficiencies, by working with other operation team members, including process engineers. Modify equipment and/or processes to achieve Principal Objective. .
• Negotiates and develops relationships with vendors to ensure we are getting the best prices.
• Prepares reports, analyzes data, and makes recommendations for improving operations and solving maintenance-related problems
• Ensures maintenance associates are adequately trained, equipped, and motivated
• Manages the maintaining of a computerized maintenance management system for tracking work orders, and maintenance history of production equipment.
• Tracks, analyzes and improve key maintenance metrics such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance.

In addition to the responsibilities and duties as a key member of the operations team, the following additional responsibilities provide a framework for accomplishing the principal objective.
Coordinate, facilitate, and motivate employees to their highest potential. Maintain positive attitudes to assure company and customer (internal and external) satisfaction.
Responsible for maintaining safety rules and instructing employees on good safety habits.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and or equivalent experience preferred.
• Previous technical supervisory experience demonstrating the ability to manage.
• Experience troubleshooting mechanical systems with electronic controls.
• Five years of electrical experience with manufacturing equipment.
• Five years of mechanical experience with manufacturing equipment.
• Digital controls troubleshooting experience
• Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be able to read specs and prints.
• Must be able to use and manipulate computer applications such as Word and Excel.


Attracts Top Talent
Drives Results
Decision Quality
Financial Acumen
Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching & Pension Plan (Eligible for Pension after 1,000 Hours Worked)
  • Medical Insurance Package if Working 30 Hours per Week 
  • Flexible Work Schedule – up to 30 hours per Week
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities  
  • & 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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