Wireman - 1st or 2nd Shift (Louisville, OH) - Southwest Electric

Wireman - 1st or 2nd Shift

Louisville, OH


A wireman will install electrical components and wiring for our potential transformers, relay cases and control switches and meters using an array of tools and equipment. Successful candidates will have prior experience in electrical wiring and reading blueprints and schematics correctly.


  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine material requirements or assembly instructions.
  • Assemble electrical systems and install components, units, subassemblies, wiring, or conduit using rivets, bolts, soldering or micro-welding equipment.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Position, align, or adjust work pieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Drill or tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units or to provide openings for elements, wiring, or instruments.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan, review work activities, or to resolve production problems.
  • Inspect wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for operation and record results.
  • Identify items that are stock inventory so they can be tracked.
  • Must be mechanically / electrically inclined and be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.



  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills are required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of switchgear manufacturing operations. Duties require verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to identify potential manufacturing problems, and recommend potential solutions.
  • Ability to interpret blue prints and drawings.
  • Reading and interpreting nameplates and engineering instructions.


  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, and physical.
  • Complete a satisfactory nationwide criminal background check.
  • Ability to lift 50 + lbs, climb ladders, stand, or kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read and comprehend Standard Operating Procedures.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED
  • Training in a technical discipline, trade school or electrical theory education preferred
  • Military Experience a plus
  • One to two years electrical experience preferred

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to internal and external customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Reads and interprets routine or printed material such as basic blueprints, charts, diagrams, maps or instructional material.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed involved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual shall have basic computer competence and the ability to work with common software such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • N/A

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Analytical approach to problem solving.

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.
  • Ability to climb ladders, flights of stairs, kneel, crouch, crawl in or outside of switchgear.
  • Infrequent ladder climbing, bending and squatting on a daily basis.
  • Ability to lift, push or pull 50+lbs.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The typical work environment is industrial locations, indoor and outdoor settings; although usually moderate, temperatures can range between extreme hot and cold weather conditions.
  • Working near moving mechanical parts and around energized high-voltage equipment.

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