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Title:  Industrial Automation Engineer


Birmingham, AL, US, 35212

Division:  Engineering
Job ID:  8857

it's what's inside that counts



There’s more to CMC than our steel products and the buildings, structures, and roads they go into. At CMC, it’s the people inside our recycling centers, fabrication plants, steel mills and offices that make us who we are as a company. Our success comes from finding, retaining, and supporting the highest quality talent by offering:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Training
  • Paid time off
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision
  • Company-paid life and disability
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Why This Job

CMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn the steel industry and grow in your career. Whether you will spend your day in an office cubicle, operating a crane or running the melt shop at one of our mills, at CMC, you’ll get the training and support from your team that you need to excel in your role and reach your full potential.

What You'll Do

  • Proficient in database management and programming
  • Assist in maintaining Variable Frequency Drives, Programmable Logic Controllers, Instrumentation, Process computers and related equipment
  • Able to program SQL, ORACLE, DEPHI, C++, and Crystal Reports; Siemen's 7 PLC and Intouch-Wonderware
  • Ability to maintain and modify Graphical User Interface Programs (HMI)
  • Through understanding of Level II system interfaces with Level 1 PLC systems, the OWS, HMI's and SAP
  • Proactively seek new automation solutions to improve consistency and efficiency
  • Ability to communicate effectively with appropriate departments/individuals
  • General knowledge of Steel Mill Process

What You'll Need

  • Minimum 2 years of Level II Process Automation experience
  • 2-year degree or extensive military training in a related technical discipline and 4-years of Level II Process Automation experience
  • Steel industry experience is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be available as needed by the business
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, and work in heights for extended periods of time in extreme temperatures

Your Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) preferred; or equivalent experience
  • Military training center or technical institute with subjects covering both mechanical and electronic instrument control systems maintenance

We are Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 company with a family feel that’s already part of your life. Our steel products have been supporting structures in more than 20 countries for over 100 years. And the secret to our success? We’ve built our legacy by assembling a team of innovators and doers to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing our world over last 100 years — but we’re just getting started.


If you’re ready to reimagine ways to make the steel industry more sustainable, reinforce the bridges and roadways that connect our communities, and raise the bar for what it means to do meaningful work day in and day out. In short, you’re ready to be part of CMC. Join us and start moving your career — and our world — forward. 


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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