Melt Shop Process Engineer

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Apple Grove, WV, US, 25502

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: Nucor Steel West Virginia LLC

Location: Apple Grove, WV, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:

The Melt Shop Process Engineer provides a support role in the department’s decision making in relation to operations and maintenance of the EAFs, LMFs, and vacuum degasser as well as supporting equipment.  The Engineer provides process development and technical support operations for the Melt Shop to ensure optimization of manufacturing processes for steel sheets, customer-specific requirements for new high-end quality steel sheets products, manufacturing reliability, operations, and maintenance requirements. Using data integration and statistical analysis, the Process Engineer monitors and analyzes the process and equipment conditions to draw conclusions driving equipment maintenance, improvements, and upgrades.


The Melt Shop Process Engineer develops and conducts technical training for the Melt Shop team as required for safe and effective operation to provide quality steel on time.  In addition to other related duties, the Melt Shop Process Engineer will assume a leading role in process improvement as well as coordinating quality and cost reduction efforts. 


Nucor Steel West Virginia is Nucor’s new sheet mill with advanced steelmaking capabilities and lower carbon emissions.  This is a greenfield project, which is estimated to be fully operational after two years of construction.  The new steel mill will employee 800 full-time teammates producing up to 3 million tons per year at one of the most technologically advanced sheet mills.  This advanced manufacturing facility is to be located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in close proximity to both Huntington and Charleston, WV.


 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:

  • Four year degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or a directly related field of study.
  • Three years of industry experience in engineering process support for rolling mill production in steel making.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Experience with ibaPDA and ibaAnalyzer software.
  • EAF experience.
  • Technical training experience.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.


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

Nearest Major Market: Huntington
Nearest Secondary Market: Ashland