VNY Design Engineer

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Chemung, NY, US, 14825

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: Vulcraft of New York, Inc.

Location: Chemung, NY, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

About Us

Vulcraft of New York, a division of Nucor Corporation, is seeking applicants for a Design Engineer position. Nucor Corporation is a Fortune 150 corporation known for being North America’s leader in the designing, manufacturing, and recycling of steel and steel products, with a history of long-term sustainability and stability. 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 facility are the dedicated people who make up our team. We are seeking a creative, motivated, ownership-driven teammate to join our engineering department. We offer you a challenging and rewarding work environment where you can contribute to the success of over 30,000 Nucor teammates. 


Medical and dental are just the beginning. We value our teammates and offer a benefits package that also includes profit sharing, retirement savings, scholarships and tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth potential. For more information on our benefits go to

Basic Job Functions:

Vulcraft of New York, Inc. is seeking a talented and ambitious individual who is looking to grow while assisting the team in designing safe, accurate and cost effective structural open-web steel joist girders, joists and steel deck at the plant located in Chemung, NY. This teammate will also be expected to work closely with all other departments of the business including: estimating, sales, detailing, project management, finance, production and shipping to ensure the complete success of each project. Our expectation is to create and maintain strong partnerships within our team as well as with our customers to yield powerful results. A positive attitude, a strong desire to help others while working with a team are a requirement for this individual.


As a structural design engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing contract documents and noting important information

  • Effectively communicating unique design requirements to detailing department

  • Utilizing our design software to safely and accurately design open-web steel joists and joist girders

  • Understand and communicate the properties and specific uses of steel floor and roof deck

  • Engineering small unique projects within our plants to keep us operating at a competition-leading rate

  • Work closely with all departments to grow as an individual and an engineer

  • Be willing and able to meet with engineers and architects in the Northeast construction market and discuss our product advantages and team processes

  • Visit job sites to better understand the construction process


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.

Compensation Data

Salary compensation for this position ranges from $72,423 - $96,718 a year, depending on experience and PE status, and is also eligible for our annual ROA bonus and annual Profit Sharing bonus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil/Structural Engineering or related discipline from an ABET accredited program
  • Pass Result on Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years engineering experience

  • PE license or desire, ability, and dedication to obtain a license

  • Willing and able to relocate for future promotional leadership opportunities within Nucor


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

Nearest Major Market: Elmira