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Helper, Stranding

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Huntersville, NC, US, 28078

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

Location: Huntersville, NC

Shift: 6PM - 6AM



To help/operate high speed stranding equipment to produce specified kinds of stranded cable on specified packages.  Must also sign off as High speed strander operator after successful training of the helper training sheet.



Tools/Equipment/ Responsibilities

Help/operate the high speed strander with metering equipment, take up capstans, take up winding unit and payoff unit; portable welder unit, grease and blasting cabinets where applicable, using overhead cranes/loaders, various size wooden or steel reels, various size closing blocks and dies, micrometers, portable power back saw, strong adhesive tape, bolt cutters, pneumatic nail guns, fork truck, and miscellaneous small hand tools.

Must be willing to work on a fast paced, highly focused machine that will have constant attention given to safety, quality, speed, and scrap.

Will operate as the helper mainly, while on occasion act as the operator in case of call off or other circumstance that deems it necessary.  This person will be part of a 2-person team on the machine and will be expected to receive machine responsibility direction from both operator and supervisor to keep flow of machine running at maximum level.



Material Handled

Various sizes and shapes of aluminum wire, aluminum alloy, aluminum wire on steel bobbins, steel or aluminum cable on steel or wooden reels, and greases and oxide inhibitors.


Source of Supervision

Receives direction from the Stranding Supervisor



Each day sweep entire work area and return tools and other materials to the proper storage areas. Aid maintenance personnel with repairs to strander or auxiliary equipment. Aids maintenance personnel with gear changes. May be required to help with bobbin stripping or cable rewinding operation or to sweep up or clean specified areas in the plant. Performs other duties as may be assigned by their immediate Supervisor, depending upon qualifications.



When loading bobbins or reels, pay special attention to the procedure used to load to avoid any back injuries.

Always be aware of forklifts and make sure the driver knows where you are.



Demand for the product run on the high speed strander is elevated and in order for Southwire to meet customer demand, the machine must run consistently.  The process is technical and requires trained individuals to perform the job independently.  Because of this, it is not always possible that such an individual will be available to replace an absent operator.  Therefore, predictable and consistent attendance is required due to the nature of the job.

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: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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