Technician, Maintenance I

Date: May 26, 2024

Location: Denton, TX, US, 76208

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, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. 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 determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible? 

Location: Denton

Shift: Nights (6:45PM - 7AM)

Pay Rate: $31.27 – $32.24

Job Description

As a Level I Maintenance Technician, you will support our manufacturing operations by providing corrective and preventive maintenance activity with a focus on improving equipment reliability and maintainability. 




  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Strong Mechanical or Electrical aptitude.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to interpret technical documentation. 
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and manufacturing equipment. 
  • Must be familiar with normal shop equipment such as drill press, band saw and portable power tools. 
  • Must be capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Ability to advance skill proficiencies through assigned training.  
  • 2-year Technical Degree desired.
  • A minimum of 1 year of industrial manufacturing or comparable skills demonstration required.




  • Troubleshoot equipment malfunction using logical and systematic methodologies.  
  • Complete routine preventive tasks such as cleaning, inspection and minor service or overhaul.
  • Replace identified parts or components that have failed. 
  • Adjust equipment to bring it into operational specifications. 
  • Maintain machinery lubrication requirements. 
  • Recommend process or procedure changes based on observed equipment behavior. 
  • Maintain current and accurate maintenance data to determine establish historical records and future maintenance requirements. 




  • Maintain an attitude of learning to stay current with maintenance procedures and equipment. 
  • Complete an annual Maintenance Skills Assessment and perform assigned training activities based on assessment results.




  • Report all accidents, incidents, injuries and unsafe acts or conditions, immediately to the supervisor. 
  • Must follow prescribed safety procedures to prevent injury and maintain safe equipment and conditions in entire plant. 




  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of working safely in an industrial maintenance environment. 
  • Follow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impact.



Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching & Pension Plan (Eligible for Pension after 1,000 Hours Worked)
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denton
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas