U. S. Steel Seeking New Graduate EEs

The ECE Department received email from the company rep, as follows:

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We are interviewing  next week and making immediate offers. Please share this with any seniors who may still be looking for a career opportunity.

To be considered for this opportunity you must apply online at www.ussteel.com, search keyword 7149.      This position is in Ecorse, MI – relocation assistance provided.

U. S. Steel is on an exciting transformational journey to become the iconic corporation — a company set apart from the competition through the talent of our people, the quality of our product, and the strength of our performance. We are seeking talented, motivated people to help us create the next generation of U. S. Steel, known for consistently out-performing the competition, delivering superior returns, and creating value for our customers as a world-class supplier of innovative steel products and solutions.

Engineering is a core component of our business and key to our success as one of the world’s largest steel producers. U. S. Steel manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries. Our Facilities operate 24/7, 365 days a year. Position requires rotating work schedules, weekends and/or holidays.

Management Associate is an entry-level role designed to provide wide ranging, value-added exposure to prepare the college graduate for future advancements and supervisory responsibilities within the Plant. Management Associates are provided 12-24 months of training across multiple functional areas with work assignments designed to assist with personal and skill-set development. This role includes a rotational assignment within the plant.

Your responsibilities would be to successfully learn to:

–         Apply engineering and/or business principles and problem solving techniques in a manufacturing environment to ensure maximum operating efficiency while handling the pressure of managing a production crew in a heavily unionized environment.
–        Supervise, direct, and coordinate the efforts of experienced technicians to keep the production operations running at maximum efficiency with minimum interruption; consult with other production and maintenance managers, plant engineers, staff professionals, and outside equipment manufacturers; and select, train, and supervise employees.
–        Make design modifications to existing equipment to reduce maintenance improve reliability and improve product quality. Performing equipment failure analysis and making appropriate recommendations.
–        Review proposed equipment replacement or upgrades, including capital projects with multi-million dollar budgets.
–        Work with consultants and equipment vendors to ensure process requirements and applicable standards and codes are met.
–        Engage in maintenance planning functions to minimize downtime; investigate process improvements and participate in facilities upgrades.

Basic Required Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Engineering Discipline.
• Graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university at the time of hire
• Must have less than three years of professional work experience
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer skills with Microsoft Office products
• Strong organization, communication, and problem solving skills
• Candidate must have the ability to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Barbara Santella
Director-Workforce Strategy, Staffing and HR Compliance
United States Steel Corporation
600 Grant Street, Suite 1644
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-433-6677 phone
412-433-6717 fax
412-266-5238 cell

A Dozen NSF Power Engineering Scholarships Awarded; More Available

huaScholarships have been awarded to seven students at Lawrence Technological University and five at Monroe County Community College (MCCC) under a scholarship program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address the need for more engineers for the power industry.

The five MCCC scholarship recipients are expected to enroll at Lawrence Tech within the next year.

As a result, the full five-year grant of $598,000 for the Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program has been approved based on the results during the first year under the leadership of Assistant Professor Kun Hua of the Department of Electric and Computer Engineering.

Thanks to the NSF grant, Lawrence Tech is offering $10,000 scholarships for two years to community college graduates to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a power engineering concentration. Community college students working on their associate degree in this area also qualify.

Responding to an impending national shortage of power engineers needed for the nation’s electricity production plants and distribution system, last year NSF awarded LTU the five-year grant to provide scholarship assistance to students in this field.

Power engineers develop, maintain, and modernize “the Grid,” the vast network of transformers, generators, motors and electronics that supply electrical power.

LTU’s S-STEM scholarship recipients gain additional knowledge about the power industry from outside speakers, field trips and participation in professional organizations. Internships and job placement are also part of the scholarship program.

“LTU is leveraging its network of local and regional partnerships to aid in the recruitment, retention, and job placement of the S-STEM scholars,” said Hua, the S-STEM advisor.

One of those partners is DTE Energy, which has a specific need to hire more nuclear engineers for its Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe. DTE Energy worked with Monroe County Community College in developing the associate degree in nuclear engineering technology, and graduates of that program are eligible for the scholarship program to continue their studies at LTU.