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Operator, Fabrication


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 20, 2021.

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North Americas 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 whats possible?

Job Description

Shift: 2nd

Set up, operate, or tend machines to saw, cut, shear, slit, punch, crimp, notch, bend, or straighten metal or aluminum material.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Operate and set-up various machines with minimal instruction. Machines may include Punch press, Shear, Band Saw, Bender, Water Jet and/or Plasma cutters.

Know all equipment in area of responsibility; understand and use equipment effectively.

Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects or deviations from standards, and make adjustments as necessary.

Utilize the machines in the dept in order to cut/bend/burn pieces to size and specs as required.

Work in a fast-paced environment in order to keep up with production requirements.

Demonstrate and perform safety practices at all times.

Possess attentiveness to detail, steady hands, manual dexterity, and the ability to follow instructions and interpret drawings or descriptions of cutting needs.

Perform accurate measurements and basic arithmetic.

Perform any pre-use inspections and post-use shutdowns; Perform basic preventive maintenance and safe keeping of equipment.

Assist management with any other machine related operations deemed necessary within the Department.

Maintain run time and production records.

Assist in performance of other duties as needed to meet the objectives of the department.


High School Diploma or equivalent

Must be able to read shop drawings and instructions; Must be able to accurately use and read measuring tools.

Minimum 2 years experience in various machine operations.

Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position.

Must pass a Respirator fit test for working with Galvanized metals

Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, bend or kneel. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Benefits 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.

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