Automation Engineer

Job Details

Division: Nucor Steel Sedalia, LLC

Location: Sedalia, MO, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

The role of the Automation Engineer is to work with the Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance and Production teams to maintain and optimize the Mill processes. This will include using engineering principles, algorithms and techniques to trouble-shoot and improve both the process and equipment and to develop/implement future improvement plans. This will include both hardware and software and will likely require additional support outside normal business hours. Must be able to work in all weather conditions, weekends, holidays, and overtime as needed and must be able to meet all physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. This position is not limited to only these responsibilities. The area Supervisor/Manager may add responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An understanding of and proven commitment to the Nucor values, such as honesty, work ethic and personal responsibility
  • Safety – Has shown a commitment to not only personal safety performance, but the safety of one’s teammates and has participated in crew and company safety programs.
  • Work Record- A proven history of success in current and previous positions. To include attendance, job performance and references
  • Communication Skills – Strong ability to effectively express ideas and opinions both verbally and written in order to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Teamwork – A proven history of working well with other teammates to effectively achieve a common goal
  • Leadership – Proven ability to influence others in a positive direction at all times to achieve success in accomplishing individual and team goals and objectives.
  • Process, Electrical, Automation Engineering Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to rapidly understand complex control systems
  • Must have the ability to manage, maintain, and edit large databases.
  • Proficient at: Siemens PLCs.
  • Proficient at: In Touch Wonderware, Factory Talk View, and WinCC HMIs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of communication protocols like, Profinet, Profibus, Ethernet IP, and, Modbus
  • Knowledge of Virtual Machines, MSSQL Servers, IBA, and ORACLE
  • Knowledge of Web Development using HTML/JavaScript/PHP
  • 3 - 5 years of Automation Experience
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in the Steel making processes


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


Nearest Major Market: Columbia MIssouri
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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