Process Metallurgist - Refractory

Job Details

Division: Nucor Steel Gallatin LLC

Location: Ghent, KY, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

The role of the Process Metallurgist includes but is not limited to: developing practices to improve safety, quality, efficiency, yield, productivity, and costs; developing and optimizing operating procedures; minimizing variability in the production process; coordinating with suppliers to develop steel grades for specialized applications; providing training to operating & maintenance teammates; providing metallurgical assistance to technical service representatives and customers; and utilizing statistical process control tools to direct continuous improvement activities.  Moderate travel is expected.  This specific role will focus on the refractory material performance in the EAF, ladles, and tundishes. 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 Qualifications:

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Material Science Engineering, or similar technical field. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferences include at least three years of experience in steel manufacturing and/or quality; and knowledge of ISO9001, ISO/TS/IATF 16949, ISO 17025 Quality Management Systems.

We offer competitive pay and benefits including medical, dental, life, 401(k), profit sharing, education reimbursement, training and advancement opportunities.


When registering for this job, be prepared to upload a resume.  The registration period will end on or before March 31, 2020.


Nucor Steel Gallatin does not accept unsolicited resumes.  No phone calls please.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.  Nucor will not sponsor the need for a visa now or in the future.



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

Nearest Major Market: Covington