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Title:  Mechanical Project Engineer


Knoxville, TN, US, 37921

Division:  Engineering
Job ID:  5043

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

  • Coordinate the activities of internal and external personnel involved to ensure smooth and efficient workflow
  • Develop strategic capital spending plans and major capital projects/equipment upgrades
  • Improvement projects from design through installation and start-up.
  • Interact with technical engineers and non-technical operations personnel to integrate new technologies and update existing systems, as well as provide technical troubleshooting support to operations.
  • Responsible for the preparation and execution to the project budget, scheduling and approving expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective action when necessary, problem solving, root cause analysis, and failure mode
  • Works well with team members or independently: gives an receives feedback in a constructive manner
  • Displays a positive, can-do attitude; maintains composure when faced with difficult situations
  • Makes timely and sound decisions; uses resources wisely

What You'll Need

  • Demonstrates dependability in attendance, work completion, and flexibility to meet business needs
  • Experience planning outage work schedules and supervising contractors to accomplish installation goals
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing today's design and project management tools including AutoCAD and Microsoft project
  • Minimum 3 years of project/engineering management experience, preferred in heavy industry
  • Shows a safety-first mindset; recommends improvements to make the workplace safer for self and others.

Your Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Project Management, or equivalent experience required.

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: Knoxville

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