Mechanical Engineer

Steel Dynamics

New Haven, IN


The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for supporting new systems layout, design, integration, commissioning, and follow up of industrial equipment projects for COPPERWORKS. This position is dedicated to driving the adoption of new technologies and processes to achieve greater safety, efficiency, cost reduction, and quality improvement. To accomplish these goals, collaboration with Plant personnel, COPPERWORKS Engineering Team, suppliers, and integrators on project activities will be critical.

  • Drive a World Class Safety Culture.
  • Provide engineering support for construction projects, operations, and maintenance.
  • Lead area mechanical engineering and provide support for achieving plant’s safety, customer, quality, sustainability, and profit objectives.
  • Collaborate with operations team members, troubleshoot equipment, and process problems, provide engineered solutions to the problems.
  • Support operations during equipment breakdowns.
  • Develop repair and rebuild maintenance procedures.
  • Manage equipment rebuilds working with in-house and contracted maintenance resources.
  • Develop capital improvement projects, associated time lines, and oversee project executions.
  • Become the technical equipment expert for the department and provide ongoing technical leadership for the equipment/processes.
  • Lead process improvement efforts in the coil finishing manufacturing and process areas, specifically focusing on slitters, tension level lines, continuous thermal lines, and continuous coating/chemical lines.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with internal customers, including corporate technical resources, leadership teams, production, quality, and maintenance personnel.
  • Collaborate effectively with external suppliers to ensure process improvement needs are understood and met.


  • Have a safety top of mind attitude
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively collaborate in a fast-paced team environment while handling multiple priorities
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and self-disciplined
  • Possess a self-starter quality for seeking input and details from resources
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks or projects to completion according to schedule
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel


  • Experience in manufacturing setting
  • Experience in construction or equipment installation in a manufacturing setting


Steel Dynamics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.