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Electrical Engineer I

Corinth, Texas
23 Sep 2022

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? 

Southwire Job Description

Engineer, Electrical I

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
    Troubleshoots and resolves malfunctions to machine control systems and makes recommendations to improve efficiency or quality concerns
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems
    Experience and proficiency with ladder logic/PLC programming, Siemens and Rockwell preferred
    Develops new and modifies existing PLC and/or HMI applications, interfaces, or embedded controls systems.
    Documents specifications, changes and operating procedures of control systems
    Participates in set-up and commissioning of new systems or upgrading of current systems.
    Trains effected employees on control system processes upgrade and installs
    Must work with vendors and contractors to complete assigned projects
    Must coordinate with plant management groups to complete projects on schedule
    Keep abreast of current trends and technology, and utilize this information effectively
    Knowledge of AC and DC circuitry and electrical concepts
    Versatile in ladder logic and various PLC programming languages. Working knowledge of field control devices (motors, relays, switches, photoeyes, etc.)
    Start to finish HMI development experience.
    Designs, develops, maintains and modifies instrumentations and control systems
    Start to finish electrical control system hardware design experience (control panel and field wiring).
    Competency in Electrical CAD
    Electrical controls equipment specification and procurement experience
    Knowledge of electrical codes (NEC)
    Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
    SCADA experience is a plus
    Operations or maintenance experience is a plus
    Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:
    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology. 
    3 plus years manufacturing or related experience.
    Working knowledge of power distribution, networks, PLC, HMI, and drive hardware and software.
    Ability to read and create schematic drawings using AutoCAD software.
    Must be able to communicate effectively with Operators, Technicians, Management and others.
    Must possess a sense of urgency and ownership when working within time constraints.
    Must have strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    Requires strong analytical, excellent verbal and written skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills


Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Action Oriented

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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  • Job Reference: 719477692-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: Corinth, Texas
  • Salary: On Application