Steel Dynamics, Inc.

Mechanical Production Maintenance Engineer

Job Locations US-WV-Huntington
ID 2023-3543
Pos. Category


Steel Dynamics, Inc. is the third-largest carbon steel producer in the U.S. and is one of the top steel recyclers.  A Fortune 500 Company, SDI is repeatedly recognized for being an industry leader, from Forbes 2021 “World’s Best Employers” to Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”.  SDI continues to push to be the industry leader and gold standard for corporate governance.


The Long Products Division, Steel of West Virginia is expanding and adding positions for a Mechanical Production Maintenance Engineers.  Position will be direct technical resource for assigned department with direct report to the Department Manager and dotted report to Engineering Manager.  Position will work on projects or capital projects related to new or modifications to existing production lines.  Will develop daily PM tasks and work for millwrights.  Will develop and maintain oversite of PM programs such as oil sampling analysis and vibration monitoring.  Will work with Department Safety and millwrights to identify, install, and maintain correct safety guarding, signage, and procedures.   Will work with maintenance and engineering to update and maintain CMM software (Fiix).  Will work with production personnel to constantly analyze production for opportunities to improve equipment and procedures for increased uptime.




  • Working with department supervisors to provide daily maintenance and PM tasks for department millwrights
  • Help ensure that all pre-work safety checklists and JSA’s are accurate and being followed
  • Oversee departmental mechanical PM programs such as gearbox oil analysis and vibration monitoring
  • Work with Storeroom/Warehouse personnel to ensure proper inventory and critical spares are maintained for new and existing equipment.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and projects for increased uptime and lean principles to meet KPI targets
  • Work with departmental electrical engineer counterpart and Engineering Department as the on the floor supervision for installation and startup of capital project equipment.
  • Provide frontline technical resources for maintenance and breakdown issues when they happen, 24/7.
  • Development of a job kitting strategy and process through collaboration with storeroom personnel in order to support improved efficiency in execution of planned work within the department
  • Work with other department engineers and Managers to develop and maintain ongoing training programs to improve skills and knowledge for millwrights
  • Provide system/component troubleshooting and root cause analysis investigation as necessary
  • Engineer, draw, and procure parts/equipment for modifications/additions to existing equipment for improved maintenance, uptime, or meet new production requirements



  • Mechanical/Industrial Engineering degree and/or +5 years field experience with comparable degree
  • Proficient with computers and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Inventor/Solid Works skills a plus
  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time
  • Strong mechanical and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of operation and troubleshooting of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop a cooperate work relationship with employees and vendors both internally and externally
  • Previous experience with inventory database systems and CMM systems, setup and use
  • Strong safety mindset and drive to improve and maintain safe work conditions
  • Proven experience in heavy industrial and/or automation environments
  • Must be able to move around equipment in a complex industrial environment
  • Must be able to regularly lift and move objects up to and exceeding 40lbs.
  • Strong working knowledge of applicable OSHA, ANSI, RIA standards for equipment and tasks in an industrial environment.



Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


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