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Process Automation Engineer at Nucor Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Basic Job Functions:

Improve safety and support manufacturing/business/maintenance operationsthrough development, commissioning, integration, and maintenance of automated systems.Focus on continuous improvement of Nucor technical knowledge and skills using software development for high availability applications. Ensure high reliability for our Technological Infrastructure to drive business results. Work with the Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance and Production teams to maintain and optimize the Melt Shop and Roll Mill processes using Control System Theory. Perform software development of high availability applications in Level 1 through PLC programming in Allen Bradley, GE and Siemens; Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) including Wonderware, Archestra, and Factory Talk; and Level 2 and Level 3 (ERP) through Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, and Infrastructure. Perform configuration, programming, monitoring, troubleshooting, and database administration for Oracle, SQL Server, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), network switches, servers, and workstations. Support the continuous improvement of Level 2 Manufacturing Execution Systems and all automated systems along the plant through (sensors, actuators, Drives, PLC, and Industrial Networks), writing special automation tasks in the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Level 2 and ERP systems. Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or equivalent experience in Electronic, Electrical, Process, orAutomation Engineering.

  • Three years of experience working on Level 1/2 systems in an industrial environment

  • Must have experience in: Control System Theory; software development for high availability applications including development,commissioning, integration, and maintenance of automated systems; administrating for SQL Server; Thin Manager, sensors, actuators, Drives, PLC, and Industrial Networks); SCADA platforms, including Wonderware, Archestra, IBA/PDA, and Factory Talk; PLC programming experience, including Allen Bradley, GE, and Siemens; Hardware, Software, Operating Systems, and Infrastructure; and configuration of servers and workstations.

Detailed Selection Criteria:

  • Leadership and Courage - Willingness and confidence to have immediate and direct conversations on critical alignment issues such as teamwork, building relationships, initiating, and supporting change, and production process issues that arise. This includes the willingness to face adversity and conflict head on.

  • Accountability and Dependability - Displays personal responsibility with work habits and has ability to hold others accountable for desired results.Being reliable, responsible, and committed to fulfilling obligations and ensuring the success and accountability of the team.

  • Communication Skills - The ability to give full attention to what others are saying and communicating information so that others will understand.

  • Developing Individuals and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members as well as coaching, mentoring, teaching, training, or otherwise helping others to improve their skills to work effectively.

  • Teamwork - Working as part of a coordinated effort with others to achieve a common goal. This includes making necessary teammate or process adjustments to ensure effective outcomes.

  • Initiative - Independently and proactively seeking out work that needs to be done and being willing to take on responsibilities and challenges with minimal oversight.

  • Problem Solving & Judgment/Decision Making - Identifying problems and analyzing or reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options in order to choose the most appropriate solution.

  • Attention to Detail - Thorough in reviewing and capturing information and applying it in order to accomplish tasks consistently and accurately and ensure that expectations are met.


  • Theoretical and working knowledge of the Steel Mill process.

  • VM, Thin Manager, Cisco Switch, Fortigate Firewall experience

Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vets - and a drug - free workplace
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