Lafayette, Indiana

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, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. 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 commitment to delivering quality and service to our customers, exercising environmental stewardship, enhancing the well-being of our employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?


Location: Lafayette, IN

Shift: 1045p-7a; Mon-Fri

Starting Pay Rate: $21.00 

Job Description


This position requires setting up and operating the mixer, weigh scales, the mill and other related equipment to create the rubber that we use for our products. The ideal candidate will ensure that company goals of safety, quality, and production are met while maintaining a clean and orderly work environment. This person will also maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers, and supervisors.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce product within specifications
  • Use appropriate measurement and test devices to ensure quality production 
  • Observe all plant safety rules and regulations 
  • Minimize scrap and maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Maintain good housekeeping to improve safety and material flow
  • Run quality tests on rubber, following established guidelines


Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Ability to perform the job and meet production and quality targets consistently 
  • Effective judgment in a fast-paced, results-orientated environment  
  • Solid oral, written, and listening communication skills necessary 
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Ability to work in factory environment with exposure to dust, noise, and temperature variations 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time; 8 – 12 hour shifts
  • Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and climb as well as pulling and pushing  
  • Must have excellent attendance 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 

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.

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Lafayette, Indiana

Southwire is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of building wire and utility cable, as well as the tools used in their installation. As such, we are continually improving our products, studying how they’re used in the field, and assessing the needs of our customers to find new and better ways to solve the problems facing the industry. We strive to ensure that every product we develop helps increase safety, improve productivity, reduce manpower, save time and save money — both on and off the jobsite. After all, we don’t just want to produce the most wire products. We want to produce the best wire products.

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