Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Mechanical Engineer

Job Locations US-IN-New Haven
ID 2023-3355
Position Type


Leading plant projects from beginning to end: problem identification, supplier lineup, sourcing, design approval, contractor management, equipment certification, and training of production and maintenance employees on new equipment



  • Actively drive all components of “Take Control of Safety”
  • Enforce SDI Cardinal Lifesaving rules
  • Keep safety top of mind
  • Participate in:
    • Toolbox Talks (daily safety alerts and discussions)
    • Exposure assessments
    • Red tape challenges (removing employees from danger)
    • Creation, review, & training JSA/SOP’s
    • Training/development of employees in hazard recognition
    • Incident investigation and reporting


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follow SDI safety policies, procedures, efforts, and initiatives
  • Lead projects to improve safety, quality, and throughput
  • Plan and oversee the budget, vendor selection, design, construction, installation, and signoff of new equipment
  • Source and manage contractors to ensure work is performed safely, timely, and completely
  • Train production and maintenance teams on new equipment
  • Troubleshoot day to day equipment problems with maintenance and production teams as needed
  • Identify causes of equipment downtime and implement corrective actions to prevent it from happening again
  • Work with maintenance to implement PMs on equipment
  • Review and set critical spare part quantities for new equipment
  • Update layouts and mechanical prints as needed
  • All other assigned tasks



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent on the job experience
  • Safety first attitude
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Problem solving mindset
  • Driven to make continuous improvement
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Motivated to succeed as a team
  • Willingness to work in cold/hot conditions



Experience with:

  • Metal industry, furnaces, casting, cooling, or crane systems
  • Automated systems (conveyors, robots, etc.)
  • Managing projects, budgets, and contractors
  • Leading cross functional teams
  • Equipment/process design
  • Troubleshooting complicated equipment
  • Preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Material handling/warehouse systems
  • AutoCAD, SolidWorks, MS Office, etc.


Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



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