Rolling Mill Engineer

Montpelier, 1770 Bill Sharp Blvd, Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America Req #776
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
America Needs Steel, WE NEED YOU!
SSAB is one of the largest North American producers of steel plate and coil, serving many industrial markets including energy, construction, agriculture and transportation.  SSAB operates five state of the art facilities strategically located in key regions across the U.S. 
SSAB has nearly 1,200 highly skilled employees in the U.S.  Jobs at SSAB range from machine operators and sales people to advanced engineers and corporate professionals in HR, finance and more.  SSAB offers challenging careers and comprehensive benefit program designed to keep employees and their families healthy and secure.


This position will be responsible for a variety of software engineering and process engineering functions including: analyzing process performance, development and design of process changes, managing the implementation of process improvements and project management of related engineering activities.



  • Develop methods and practices that will improve the quality of products, expand the product mix and reduce manufacturing costs through specialized application and use of automation technology.
  • Design, develop and manage process-related, modeling, engineering and research projects with the objective of developing new methods and practices that will ultimately reduce production cost, improve yields and provide better product quality.
  • Maintain control models related to precision closed-loop industrial control. 
  • Provide expert advice, system troubleshooting and direct hands-on support to the Maintenance and Operating groups in the following specific functional areas while ensuring compliance with established specifications and industrial standards:
  • The Reheat Furnace control including heat transfer, heat content and practice development.
  • The Steckel Mill control including AGC, AWC, shape control, pass-to-pass adaption, thermal modelling, gap control calculations, tapering, roll bending compensation, work roll thermal camber, work roll wear, Pinch Roll control, laminar cooling heat transfer and mechanical equipment limitations.
  • Electrical systems, specifically Ansaldo, Siemens and Allen Bradley-brand equipment.
  • Other equipment including the downcoiler, hot plate leveller, cold static shear, cold plate leveller, plate pilers and slitter.
  • Plan and coordinate activities related to the concept, final design, bidding, bid evaluation for the construction, modification and maintenance of facility equipment.
  • Plan and coordinate activities related to the concept, final design, bidding, bid evaluation for the construction, modification and maintenance of facility equipment.
  • Establish standards and procedures for installation, modification, quality control, testing and acceptance procedures required for the successful implementation of the projects.
  • Perform the maintenance responsibilities for programming and software support for Level 2 process control systems related to heating and rolling steel plate in the absence of regularly assigned personnel.




Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience programming industrial process control systems
  • Possess the intimate knowledge of process interactions between control layers and physical processes in a steel plate manufacturing facility
  • Exercise sound engineering and economic judgement and discretion due to the physical and economic impact his recommendations will have on the overall operation of the Plant. 
  • Equipment and process knowledge including industrial control computer processors, multi-tasking operating systems, real time communications systems, programmable logic controllers, casting concepts, rolling concepts and the ability to integrate them into a working process control system.
  • Proficiency in Fortran and C, C++, C# or programming languages is required. 
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of steel rolling and the mathematical concepts supporting each of these processes. 
  • Good problem solving, organizational and communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Project management experience
  • Experience preferred in working with DEC VMS or Open VMS operating systems, DEC Alpha processors, DEC UNIX operating systems, Ethernet and ARCNET real time communications systems, Siemens or Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Database management: MS SQL or Oracle desirable


Education Required:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related scientific field



The employee will frequently be required to:

  • This position operates in an office environment.  The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, network tools/equipment, phones and scanners. This role is partially sedentary (average of 7 hours per day), however, some handling of materials is required.  This would require the ability to walk, bend, kneel or stand, use of hands to finger, hold and handle, reach with hands and arms and to push/pull, lift or carry items up to 30 lbs.
  • This position will occasionally require work in the industrial environment with exposure to heat/cold, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, noise and wearing safety equipment/clothing for protection from hazards.


The employee will occasionally be required to:

  • Drive or travel by airplane


The position requires the following vision and hearing capabilities:

  • Talking person to person, on the phone, and/or in group settings
  • Hearing in person, on the phone, and/or in group settings
  • Vision at near, mid, and far range




  • Position is full time, exempt
  • Position works an eight (8) hour day shift, Monday through Friday – additional overtime as needed
  • Travel for this position is expected to comprise less than 5% of work hours




Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

SSAB BENEFITS – starting at hire!

● Excellent Pay with Additional Bonus  

● Very Affordable Health Insurance

üBlue Cross/Blue Shield Medical

ü CVS/Caremark Prescription

ü  Delta Dental

ü  Superior Vision

● 401(k) with Employer Match – 5%

●  Profit Sharing

● 10 Paid Holidays

● Vacation

● Company Paid Life Insurance - and STD and LTD*

● Optional Life, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness

● Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

● Tuition Reimbursement

● Employee Assistance Program

SSAB's vision is a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.
SSAB's values form the guiding principals of our company. 
They shape our culture and characteristics.  They serve as a compass for our actions and behavior, and describe what we stand for.  Values guide us daily in making the right choices and doing the right things.

SSAB's values are:
  • Driven - Together we create value
  • True - Do what is right
  • Ahead - Future in mind

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  • Montpelier, 1770 Bill Sharp Blvd, Muscatine, Iowa, United States of America