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PT-Intern, Operations Support Student

Date: May 23, 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? 

Job Description


Part-time student opportunities allow undergraduate and graduate students to schedule their work around their classes.  These roles are available in both the office, customer service centers, and in the production environment.  This program will allow students to gain experience working in a business/manufacturing environment while maintaining their full time academic commitments.

This part time work can be done throughout the student’s matriculation at college/university with the options for extended work hours during the summer months.  Student are eligible for part time opportunities after the completion of their freshman year and can work until graduation.  Students must be within a commutable distance of the Southwire location to participate in the Part Time Student Program.



Long Description

This position requires a leader who seeks to learn how to facilitate and drive change in a fast-paced environment building upon his/her strong interpersonal skills. Since SW SPEED orders do not utilize an independent manufacturing operation, this intern will support the operations process manager and work with Southwire’s existing manufacturing operations to create a plan of action to most efficiently run a Speed order. This position will build strong cross functional relationships, enlisting support and working in partnership with all Manufacturing and CSC facilities. 

Projects for this intern will develop out of the Operations Process Manager’s top areas of execution: Developing and implementing SPEED manufacturing strategies, acting as the SPEED liaison between sales, product management, and the manufacturing teams, establishing the true cost to manufacture SPEED orders, and overseeing part number creation for SPEED orders.


  • Continue to improve the costing calculator and work with the manufacturing teams to develop the most accurate compensation process
  • Engage operations finance and utilize system enhancements to improve the SPEED costing process
  • Communicate with each new manufacturing facility the costing process and gather needed feedback for the plant to reallocate appropriate costs.
  • Cross train the SPEED team to use the costing tools

Manufacturing/Process improvement

  • Monitor and track the allocation of capacity with detail, acceptance and visibility in multiple plants and product categories
  • Monitor and track the inventory and usage levels of the component inventory strategies once established


  • Showcase the areas where SPEED strategies are properly executed, so the wins can be effectively communicated to agents, outside teams, etc.

Product management

Work with the operations process manager to take needs and plans from the sales/PM side to the plant. Bring back limitations, changes and planned strategies. Presenting clearly in both directions.

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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