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Engineer, Automation

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Carrollton, GA, US, 30117

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? 

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing automation and control systems for continuous melting, casting and rolling of copper or aluminum rod.
  • Design and program logic for PLCs, drive systems, and combustion control systems.
  • Develop SCADA and operator interface applications. 
  • Design databases and write custom computer programs for Southwire Continuous Rod (SCR) systems.
  • Apply standard procedures to trouble shoot mechanical and electrical components, diagnose and resolve issues. 
  • Create project manuals and electrical schematics using CAD. 
  • Develop cost estimates and proposals for electrical systems.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of SCR systems such as fluid systems, operations, metallurgy, maintenance, material handling, furnace systems, and hands on machine operation.
  • Assist with on-site commissioning of all parts of an SCR system.
  • This individual transfer know-how to SCR customers through training, discussions, presentations, and startup assistance.


Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field is required.
  • One (1) + years of related industrial experience, such as continuous molten metal processing equipment, AC and DC drives, PLC’S, combustion systems, design, maintenance and/or operation (or similar industry). 
  • Allen Bradley or Siemens PLC and drive experience. CAD experience with AutoCAD.
  • SCADA system and HMI application experience.
  • Computer programming, networking, database, and reporting skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain in-depth, up-to-date technical knowledge, and to develop into technical resource and subject matter expert.
  • Ability to travel internationally: 25%
  • Must possess excellent communication, organization, presentation, interpersonal, and project management skills.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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