Controls Engineer

Job Details

Division: River Metals Recycling LLC

Location: Cincinnati, OH, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Why This Job

David J Joseph provides an excellent opportunity to learn the metal recycling industry and grow your career. With a firm commitment to our team members, a strong belief in work-life balance and a variety of other benefits and performance incentives, it’s easy to see why we are cited as one of the best employers in the United States. Joining our team means working with supportive people who are invested in helping you build a strong future.

About Us

David J Joseph is a world leader in scrap metal recycling, trading, and transportation. We have relationships with scrap metal businesses around the world. We pride ourselves on our dedication to safety, and the principles of integrity and respect. We’re recognized as a good community citizen who is trustworthy, financially strong, and environmentally proactive. Our parent company Nucor Corporation is a Fortune 100 company, known for being North America’s leader in designing, manufacturing, and recycling steel and steel products with a history of long-term sustainability and stability. Fortune Magazine recently ranked Nucor No. 1 on their list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in our industry. The key to Nucor’s success is that we care about the safety and well-being of our teammates and customers, the health and protection of our environment, and the relationships we establish in the communities where we live and work. At the heart of every Nucor division are the dedicated people who make up our team. We are seeking a creative, motivated, and dedicated teammate to join our team. We offer you a challenging and rewarding work environment where you can contribute to the success of over 30,000 Nucor teammates.

Basic Job Functions:

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.

DJJ is looking to add an Electrical Controls Engineer to our team of engineers to support our growing business. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in control systems programming, preferably with Rockwell Automation systems, as well as knowledge of motor control and power distribution design in low to medium voltage applications. 

1.    Develop new PLC and HMI programs to enhance plant operation and efficiency.
2.    Perform electrical controls modifications or additions.
3.    Aid in providing around-the-clock electrical controls assistance to the DJJ family of companies on a per call basis.
4.    Design control panel enclosures in accordance with NEC and OSHA regulations.
5.    Maintain electrical controls schematics to reflect most recent changes and/or additions.
6.    Design electrical layouts, including panel location, conduit routing, and wire sizing on a per project basis.
7.    Perform a safe, methodical, efficient electrical start up of equipment after extended shutdowns.
8.    Be the lead electrical person on various projects.  Responsibilities include selecting electrical contractors, setting and adhering to the overall project schedule and budget, and ensuring a safe, quality installation.
9.    Maintain, monitor and improve production data collection and reporting system.
10.    Performs other projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering- Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial preferred.
  2. Experience in an industrial setting with electrical controls experience preferred.
  3. Ladder logic and human-machine interface programming capabilities required.  Experience with 480Vac 3 phase electrical circuits also highly preferred.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel within the Company, and with outside vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
  5. Experience using personal computers in a work environment for spreadsheet, document presentation, and drawing preparation.  Experience with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, AutoCAD and Rockwell Software products preferred.
  6. Ability to perform safely and efficiently in a time sensitive environment.
  7. Ability to travel 35%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with low and medium voltage power distribution desired.


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

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati