R&D Production Controls Engineering Lead

Job Details

Division: Vulcraft Nebraska

Location: Norfolk, NE, United States  

Other Available Locations: Alabama; Arizona; Indiana; Nebraska; New York; South Carolina; Texas; Utah

Basic Job Functions:

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, developing and managing projects and leading assigned teammates that address production equipment and process improvements.  This role will plan, participate in, and guide implementation of production initiatives related to creating electronic interfaces, group-wide equipment or process improvements, etc. related to increasing productivity, quality, and safety.  This candidate must also be willing to travel on average monthly. 

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:
  • Experience working safely and effectively in an industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Significant, demonstrable experience in PLC programming, debugging, and maintenance of HMIs, drives and sensors,
  • Ability to read and understand electrical power and control system schematics.
  • Post-high-school education in a technical field that requires demonstration of proficiency in mathematics, including geometry and algebra.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office, other Windows-based programs, and Internet skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related Engineering field (i.e., mechanical, electrical, industrial) from an ABET-accredited institution.
  • Leadership of projects, processes, or teams that demonstrate ability to guide multiple teammates to success.
  • Desire and ability to coordinate with other teammates to implement and improve production processes.
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented software design, programming concepts, and best practices.

Vulcraft does not accept unsolicited resumes or wish to sponsor a work visa. 


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