Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Manufacturing Project Engineer

Job Locations US-IN-Fort Wayne
ID 2022-2475
Position Type


The Manufacturing Project Engineer is responsible for leading the system layout, design, integration, commissioning, and follow up of industrial equipment and automation projects for New Millennium. This position is dedicated to driving the adoption of new technologies and processes (automation, robotics, manufacturing software, data analytics, etc.) to achieve greater safety, efficiency, cost reduction, and quality improvement. To accomplish these goals, collaboration with Plant personnel, NMBS Engineering, suppliers, and integrators on project activities will be critical.


  • Develop concepts and designs for automating manufacturing processes with vendors and NMBS facilities
  • Analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow resulting from changes to production methods and technology
  • Prepare process specifications, requirements, and production metrics
  • Create request for quotations and proposals
  • Analyze drawings and models to understand the manufacturing methodologies and verify that when launched, the new system will support production objectives
  • Assure Process FMEA, Preproduction Approvals, Industrialization Strategy, Process Workflows, and System Acceptance align with performance metrics
  • Initiate and support multiple projects and implementations of varying sizes and degrees of complexity
  • Ensure that projects are planned and executed in a timely and efficient manner and routinely report progress
  • Lead and conduct manufacturing trials for new processes
  • Provide technical guidance during commissioning of new or modified processes
  • Investigate manufacturing and production issues for NMBS sites, must be able to solve issues remotely
  • Create work instructions, process documents and training materials required to support production activities
  • Prepare technical manuals, drawings, or files and reports such as change control, and troubleshooting guides
  • Support Preventive Maintenance Planning and Coordination by ensuring spare parts and all PM plans and tasks are in place to ensure effective maintenance




  • Mechanically inclined, hands-on individual
  • Ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with little guidance
  • BS in ME, EE, Automation, or Related Field or equivalent experience
  • Proficient computer skills in Word and Excel with knowledge of CAD
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Works well in team environment
  • Willing to travel


  • Experience with Allen-Bradley and Fanuc systems
  • Experience with automation, motion control, machine vision, PLC programming, and HMI design
  • Steel and fabrication industry experience that includes welding, forming, cutting, and rolling technologies 
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and ergonomic principles


Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 


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