Wire Cutter

Date: Dec 4, 2023

Location: San Leandro, CA, US, 94577

Company: Sonepar



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At Independent Electric a Sonepar Company, successful Associates drive and promote our mindset of Adapt, Dare and Learn. We are focused on building customer centric strategies, inspiring, empowering and developing our associates who adapt to change and drive and deliver results.



JOB PURPOSE: Performs manual and clerical duties related to shipping, receiving, inspecting, storing, issuing and delivering a variety of materials, equipment and supplies with a focus on the wire department. 




  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to load, unload, and move materials within or near work site by performing the following duties:
  • Convey materials from storage or work sites to designated area per Sales Ticket.
  • Read work order or follow oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
  • Package merchandise for shipment by common carrier
  • Load materials into vehicles and install strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.
  • Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand. Unload incoming vehicles and prepare necessary receiving documents.
  • Handle freight claims as required.
  • Lift heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and clean work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.
  • Learn to safely operate all the necessary equipment in work area. Operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and product.
  • Familiarize yourself with all electrical merchandise and where it is stored in the warehouse.
  • Relocate or rearrange merchandise as required.
  • Lock and unlock doors as assigned.  Assist in keeping all work areas clean.
  • Count, weigh or measure incoming or outgoing items to compare identifying information and variety against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records; examine incoming shipments for damage or shortages and correspond with shipper.
  • Determine method of shipment utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes and rates; prepare materials for shipping.
  • Participate in routing, counting and inspecting items.
  • Ensure proper documentation and package marking with appropriate placards when moving hazardous materials.
  • Fill orders and issue materials and supplies per requests; document transactions appropriately; prepare requisitions and compute costs; keep records of storeroom inventory.
  • Cutting and spooling all different wire sizes using wire cutting machinery.
  • Track footages of wire on stock wire reels and updating wire tag marker.
  • Communicate when wire inventory levels are low.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned.



  •  This position has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Ability to be trained on the operation of power and/or hand tools; greet individuals, answer phones, and provide information to customers; bend, stoop, lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds; stand and walk continuously throughout an 8-hour shift; work in dusty and dirty conditions; handle and store hazardous materials; clean and maintain a safe working environment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Operate Forklift, equipment such as pallet jacks. Climb ladders, Squatting-Bending.
  • Typical environments include offices, light industrial, commercial, utility and manufacturing. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Will include outdoor work exposed to elements and non-conditioned warehouse spaces.
  • Work is generally requires standing and walking the majority of the time, but may require sedentary activity for up to 10% of the time.







  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (G.E.D)



  • Entry Level



  • 0 – 2+ years



Through previous background and experience, the candidate must be able to demonstrate, with or without an accommodation:

  • Knowledge of automated or computerized system operation.
  • Knowledge of record keeping practices.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, and wears PPE as assigned.
  • Skill in lifting heavy packages and objects.
  • Skill in operating wire and cable cutting equipment, reels, machines, and cable cutters.
  • Skill in operating forklift or other material handling equipment.
  • Skill in operating large vehicles in tight and congested areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Skill in using various hand tools used in preparing, reeling, and cutting wire and cable, i.e. hammers, nails, ropes, tape, plastic and cable termination seals.


  • Knowledge of cargo securement techniques, chains, binders, straps, ropes, knots, plastic wrap and cargo dunnage used.
  • Strong mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, including fractions and decimals.
  • Must be able to read and interpret invoices and packing slips.
  • Possess in knowledge of IES computer systems, Microsoft Office, Eclipse, etc.
  • Must be a team player and abide by IES’s strong core values and beliefs.








While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb or balance. The employee will frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.









-This position is Non-Exempt and is eligible for overtime.                

-Pay Range is $17.69 - $20.64, equating to $36,800.00 - $42,932.00 annually if working full-time.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Why work for Independent Electric?

At Independent Electric we embrace what makes us unique. We thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success.  What keeps us at the forefront of progress? Our people. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust in their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


Our Competitive Benefits? 

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long term and Short term disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.


About Independent Electric

Independent Electric opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, Independent Electric operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  Independent Electric focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 550 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, Independent Electric is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, Independent Electric was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. 
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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland