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Southwire Operator, Extruder

Company: Southwire
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: August 6, 2022

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 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? Job DescriptionJOB OVERVIEW:The Operator, Extruder 1 is a high skill role that will set up and operate extrusion lines and related equipment, including nylon extruders, pay-offs and take-ups. These lines that fall under this job class mainly operate as two person linesFor example, some commonly ran machines that would fall under this job title would be: 6 inch PVC Extruder (BWP), Met Extruder (MC Plant), Jacket Lines (Heflin) CV Lines (North Campus)GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or equivalentMust read, write, and speak English; Bilingual in Spanish is a plusMust be able to stand and lift heavy loads for long periods of timeMust be able to read and comprehend production orders and the instrumentation on complex equipmentMust be able to lift up to 45 lbsBasic math skills (adding, subtracting, etc..)Judgments concerning operation of extrusion line and related equipment are encounteredPRIMARY JOB TASKS:Must be able to work under supervision and maintain ongoing communication with the supervisor and peers through verbal instruction and reportsPut scrap into the designated scrap binsResponsible for proper setup of extrusion line and related equipment with correct tip and die and correct wire sizeResponsible to maintain correct wire size, insulation thickness and concentricityResponsible for application of correct print of acceptable quality on cableResponsible to observe Southwire safety rules, maintain good housekeeping and perform all other duties as assignedResponsible for using proper compound and correct amounts of color concentrateResponsible to keep wire and compound loss at a minimum during start-up and changeoversResponsible for correct inventory of WIP tags dailyCROSS TRAINING:Will be required to cross-train on equipment within your identified workgroup at your facilityOnce trained in more complex jobs, may be required to fill the position in the event of absence or vacancyWill be required to rotate on a set frequency within your workgroup to maintain skill proficiencyQUALITY:Use the company's ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activitiesDo not release products until all quality checks have been passedImmediately report quality issues to the supervisor or quality managerSAFETY:Working safely is a condition of employmentFollow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impactExtruders give off a substantial amount of radiant heatThe hopper vacuums, motors, air-wipes and other machinery can be quite noisyProperly wear all required PPEReview and know all Job Hazard Analyses for proper job sequence and hazards associated with the jobs assigned to doReview and know all Safety Data Sheets for the jobs assigned to doMaintain all work areas to 5S standardsPerform pre-operation safety inspection and hazard analysisPHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: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 sittingMust be able to work in hot and cold environments normally found in a prefabricated building without climate-controlThe operator is constantly exposed to water, some heat, cold, dust and fumesBenefits We Offer: 401k Matching Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision) Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays Long & Short-Term Disability Identity Theft Plans Retirement & Pension 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.

Keywords: Southwire, Mishawaka , Southwire Operator, Extruder, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana

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