Coiler Operator

  • Waukegan, IL, USA
  • Apr 14, 2021

Job Description

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? 

Compensation Data

Southwire Company – Waukegan, IL
7:00am – 3:00pm
Starting Pay Range: $13.22

Job Description


Responsible for proper set-up, changeover and operation of rewinding line in compliance with defined standards, production orders and operating procedures. Testing duties include staging, moving and preparation of product to be tested and actual dielectric testing of reels and coils.


Working Safely is a condition of employment.
Employee is required to follow all Safety procedures and rules.
Employee is required to properly wear all required PPE.
Employee is required to review JSA for proper job sequence and hazards associated with job.
Employee is required to perform pre-operation safety inspection and hazard analysis.
Employee is required to perform area safety inspections.



  1. Responsible for proper set-up, changeover and operation of Skaltek coiler.
  2. Check and maintain quality critical aspects of product as defined by process operating procedures.
  3. Report all mechanical, electrical, and quality problems to the shift supervisor.
  4. Properly package finished product.
  5. Generate PCS, rework or ship-out tag as needed on the shop floor terminal. 
  6. Inform the lift operator of the supplies that will be needed.
  7. Maintain a clean and orderly work area at all times.
  8. Observe SCMC safety rules and regulations.
  9. Compliance to SCMC ISO Quality System documentation and procedures to help guide/direct daily quality activities.
  10. Perform duties that may be deemed necessary by the supervision or management.



  1. Must be able to read and understand production orders.
  2. Must be able to complete time tickets
  3. Must use good judgment when operating machinery and equipment and determining causes of quality problems.
  4. Must be able to use computer to print material tags.
  5. Must be able to follow instructions from shift supervisor.



1.         Moderately disagreeable working conditions.  Exposed to cold in winter and heat in summer.

  1. Job requires a large percentage (95%) of standing and/or walking time (12 hour shifts).
  2. Must be able to move full reels, spools, and coils short distances.
  1. Payoff reels can weigh in excess of 200 lbs (operator does not lift this entire weight but is required to align reels into position and roll them)
  2. Take-up packages can weigh in excess of 30 lbs
  1. Repetitive stacking of finished coils required – as many as 350 times per shift - (can weigh 30lbs - see above)
  2. Repetitive twisting/rolling of payoff and take-up reels (can weigh 200 lbs - see above)




  1. Rewinding Line (payoff, coiling/spooling unit, take-up)
  2. Dielectric Tester
  3. Various Hand Tools
  4. Forklift
  5. Computer Terminal

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.