Current Opportunities

Position Title: Steelmaking Process Engineer

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Desired Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy or Material Science

Travel Required: 0 – 20% in NAFTA region

Company Overview: Present in the US since 1921, SMS USA LLC and/or its predecessors have been developing, designing and building machinery and plants for the steel and aluminum industries since the beginning. Our range covers the entire process chain – complete steelworks, continuous casting and rolling mill technology. First-rate, high-performance products along with a customer-centered approach featuring sound advice and extensive service form the basis of our company's good reputation. Plant and production solutions from the SMS group provide top technology and cost-effectiveness with outstanding quality and reliability. SMS group GmbH, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany is the parent company of SMS USA LLC.

Our employees are our most important asset - because their knowledge, commitment and experience form the basis for the success of our enterprise.

Job Summary: The Steelmaking Process Engineer coordinates the technological aspects of the sales activity in close harmony with the sales and supporting departments, including the elaboration of technical proposals, taking responsibility for the technical, organization and managerial aspects thereof.

Job Function: Major activity will include:

  • Coordination of proposal, metallurgical and process calculations
  • In conjunction with the sales managers, engineering department and automation department, determines which references will be used for equipment and for cost
  • Project coordination with team members in the proposal stage
  • Proposal writing and editing
  • Proposal elaboration
  • Maintain proposal files including relative calculations, communications, and meeting reports
  • Contacts and coordination with main mechanical vendors for proposal purposes
  • Inter-departmental or inter-company contacts concerning proposals
  • Coordination of layout work for proposal preparation
  • Coordination of engineering work for proposal preparation
  • Prepare and edit cost estimates for proposed project
  • Makes sales calls and attends sales functions, as required
  • Technical presentation of proposals to prospective customers
  • Technical presentation of SMS group technology to prospective customers

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy or Material Science, be knowledgeable in the steelmaking process, have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in process design and proposal preparation, and have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent computer skills, with a strong emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Auto Cad experience is preferred, but not required.

Company Benefits: Employees enjoy a competitive salary, including an incentive compensation plan, flexible hours, paid vacation, continuing education assistance and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) that includes company match, company-paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

For Consideration: Send cover letter and resume to

SMS USA LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.