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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Plant Electrical Engineer (5443)

Location: Durant, OK (0294)  
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Position Overview

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team in Durant, OK! The Plant Electrical Engineer will provide critical support to day to day plant operations. Steel Oklahoma is one of CMC’s eleven steel mills that have a combined annual capacity of almost eight million tons. By producing steel from recycled metal in electric arc furnaces, we consume far fewer natural resources than blast furnace steelmakers. Using recycled metal allows us to lower CO2 emissions by 58%. If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your skills, this is the place for you!

CMC offers training and development opportunities for employees to acquire and enhance new skills and knowledge. Advancement and relocation opportunities are also available for those who have the desire for professional growth. CMC’s competitive compensation and generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, company paid life and disability, company matching 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan, and paid time off.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Interact with technical engineers and non-technical operations personnel to integrate new technologies and update existing systems, as well as provide technical trouble shooting support to operations
• Improvement projects from design through installation and startup.
• Provide critical expertise on the plants low and medium voltage distribution system and associated equipment
• Support maintenance by providing technical assistance in the scope of preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance, and other facets of reliability engineering
• Assist in maintaining and improving the plant's process systems, including programmable logic controllers, process communications networks, and human machine interface equipment
• Provide technical support in the efforts of "continuous improvement' with regards to process efficiency and plant wide safety

Experience and Skill Requirements

• Understand low and medium voltage electrical distribution systems including 480 volt
and 15 KV systems
• Understands variable frequency drives, DC drives, transformers, programmable logic controllers
• Knowledge of electrical engineering logic, including ladder logic, block logic, three phase systems and protective relay application knowledge.
• Knowledge of common industrial instrumentation devices
• Be able to read and interpret electrical prints and diagrams
• Ability to lead a project from design through installation and startup – including associated operational and maintenance training
• Ability to use sound and solid judgment in high pressure situations. Include trouble shooting downed equipment and communicating with production and maintenance personnel
• Comfortable and confident in time management and multitasking skills needed for working under deadlines
• Team building and supervisory skills leading project teams and comfortable with supervising drafters and field craftsmen

Education Requirements

• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Bachelors or Masters in Electrical Engineering required. Concentration in Power Systems preferred.


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.