Below is a list of jobs you are likely to find at a steel-making facility. To learn more about jobs in the steel industry and to better understand the teamwork required for success, visit http://nucor.com/careers/
An expert in metals, this person looks to find the right mix of materials to create steel with the desired strength, hardness, weight, cost and other properties.
This team member makes sure that the steel-making machinery runs efficiently, and fixes any mechanical problems that might arise.
Civil engineers design many types of large structures, such as roads, buildings, airports—even water supply systems. They may also manage construction projects, making sure schedules, budgets, and important safety standards are met on the job.
Research and Development Specialists
These metallurgists, engineers, chemists and computer experts work to improve the steel-making process, enhance the properties of steel, and/or find new uses for steel.
Material Handling Manager
This person oversees the process of loading raw materials such as iron ore, limestone, coke and scrap metal into the furnaces and refining equipment.
This team member makes sure that the steel-making process follows environmental regulations and looks for ways to enhance environmental safety.
The operator controls the steel-processing equipment, determining which elements to add or subtract (and in what quantities) to achieve the desired results.
The caster runs the machine that pours molten steel into the continuous caster, where it is solidified and shaped.
This team member supports the production process by preventing and solving mechanical problems. He or she is knowledgeable in tool technology and industrial maintenance, as well as specific skills such as welding and pipe-fitting.
The shop electrician prevents and fixes electrical problems that might occur during production.