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Southwire Specialist, Engineering - Quality Assurance Engineering

South Bend, Indiana
1 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? 


Location: Bremen, Indiana


General Description

The position is responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of the Quality Control, manage the quality technicians and auditors in monitoring the product quality to ensure compliance with all applicable UL, CSA, and special customer requirements. Must assist the management and supervision on solutions focused to quality related problems. Monitor and implement quality control procedures at the manufacturing level. Customer focus on problem solving and quality concerns, lead continuous improvements pertaining to product quality, service quality, and the quality system in general. Pursuit the company objectives keeping up with the company philosophy of continuous improvement. Promote positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and supervisors.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering
3-7 years of industrial experience
Working knowledge of Quality Control principles (Core tools, SPC, PFMEAS and Control Plan, etc)
ISO & IATF experience
Problem Solving techniques (5why's, 8D, Turtle diagrams, etc)
LEAN engineering knowledge
Communication and presentation skills


Specified Tasks

All tasks are required to be conducted in a safe manner and with the use of the management suggested PPE


The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort is made to thoroughly describe the customary manner in which this job is performed, reasonable accommodations will be made to qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform this job in the manner indicated.

Initiate and implement manufacturing procedures which improve quality.  This is accomplished through thoroughly analyzing the existing methods and then working with manufacturing management and the work force to develop new procedures and ensure the new procedures are understood and followed.
Coordinate employees to create an environment of continuous improvement based on tapping the knowledge of the entire work force.  Among other ways, this is accomplished through training and participative problem solving.
Supervise the work performed by the quality control technicians. Establish and direct daily activities as well as assigning projects and monitoring progress.
Collect and analyze data related to product quality and execute action plans.
Monitor and report Quality performance.
Assist in the maintenance of ISO procedures, UL procedures, and Quality Control Lab procedures and monitor product quality to ensure compliance with all applicable specifications.
Determine and monitor effectiveness of measuring and testing methods and equipment to meet customer requirements. Coordinate and monitor the calibration of all testing equipment.
Provide hands on assistance to manufacturing departments in resolving quality problems.



Initiative - the ability to see an opportunity and act upon it.
Detail orientation - the ability to complete the project referred to under initiative.
Technical skills - the ability to analyze and solve problems.
Excellent communication skills - the ability to train and work with fellow employees.


Somewhat disagreeable working conditions, in that the associate is exposed to heat, cold, fumes, and water
Surrounding equipment is somewhat noisy and hearing protection is required
Job requires sitting at a computer approximately 50% of the time
Ability to lift 30-50 pounds
Continuous mental and/or visual attention with manufacturing functions



Plant Manager                  
Quality Manager
Operations Manager
Production Supervisors
Production Operators
Lab Tech / Product Engineering
Customer Service

External Auditors (UL)



Follow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impact.
Follow prescribed safety rules/procedures so as to prevent injury to self and others and to maintain safe equipment and conditions in entire area of responsibility.
Seek the assistance and advice of safety representatives on matters concerning safe practices, policies and/or procedures and give personal support to all safety activities and procedures.
Use the company's ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities.




Southwire Job Description


Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Plans and Aligns
Balances Stakeholders
Action Oriented

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching
  • 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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  • Job Reference: 700112137-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Southwire
  • Location: South Bend, Indiana
  • Salary: On Application