Engineer

  • West Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Job Posting Date: 22-Dec-2021
  • Shift: 1st Shift
  • Department: Production Engineering

Company Description

Company Description

NS BlueScope - Coated Products North America (Coated Products) is a joint venture between Nippon Steel and BlueScope Steel. The Coated Product business operates in the United States, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, with its headquarters based in Singapore. This joint venture provides a strong platform to capture growth in new market segments. ASC Profiles LLC and Steelscape LLC are part of the NS BlueScope Coated Products business in the United States and is an industry leader on the forefront of offering innovative steel product solutions. With over 600 employees and eight manufacturing plants across the Western United States, we have built trusted brands which have served the construction industry for almost 50 years.

Job Description

The Engineer performs duties requiring the application of professional engineering knowledge, specifically relating to ASC Profiles’ products and their application in construction, including the development of new products and the enhancement of existing products to meet ASC Profiles’ strategic and business plans. This position also develops and updates various documentation (specification sheets, accessory drawings, literature).  This is a collaborative role that provides technical support to Sales and Marketing, Production, Technical teams, as well as external customers and suppliers. The Engineer conducts research of market conditions, manages projects, and performs engineering analysis and creation of technical documents.  Professionally represents the company through industry groups and in all dealings with engineers, architects, owners, and customers.

  • Designs and develops new products in alignment with business strategies and building standards. Performs engineering design and analysis of cold-formed steel building products, including developing product performance specifications, creating and updating application data sheets, and maintaining other relevant documentation.  Monitors product development for compliance with current building standards (IBC, AISI, FM, UL, IAPMO-UES, etc.).
  • Configures products, including creating and/or modifying existing designs, utilizing 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor) and 2D CAD (AutoCad); prepares drawings and designs system specifications.  
  • Participates in product testing and analysis, including diaphragm sheer, wind uplift, web-crippling, air and water infiltration, etc.  Prepares proper documentation of the lab experiments and analysis.
  • Collaborates with cross functional product innovation team to meet the functional and performance requirements; works closely within the engineering team, marketing, manufacturing and sales departments on the research, design and implementation of products. Prepares reports and correspondence. Provides support to company’s technical literature. 
  • Support Sales team by occasionally providing technical guidance and support to external engineers, architects, specification writers, owners/developers, and end users of ASC Profiles’ products as needed.  Research inquiries and provides guidance in accordance with Company standards, capabilities, liability exposure, and industry standards.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Architectural, or Structural Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in Civil Engineering, building construction and/or building products industry.
  • Good understanding of engineering concepts, especially Seismic Analysis, Structural Analysis, Engineering Statics, Structural Dynamic analysis, Basics of Cold-Form Steel Engineering Design, and how they relate to light gauge steel products.

Preferred:

  • 3+ years of experience in Civil Engineering, building construction and/or building products industry.
  • (CA) P.E. License.
  • Knowledge in cold-form steel design and standards (AISI S100 Cold Form Steel Design Manual, Steel Deck Institute Manual, etc.).
  • 3 years in design of cold-formed steel building components for commercial, institutional, educational, hospital, residential, agricultural or similar applications.
  • Competent knowledge of company product and design procedures.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, submittals, technical and contract documents
  • CAD Software (Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD) and PC skills. Ability to learn and use Cold-Form Steel related engineering software. 
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft applications, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and especially Excel
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to plan, organize and multi-task in order to meet deadlines.
  • Effective written communication, and report writing skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including presentations, and the ability to communicate technical information, design examples, and applications in an effective manner
  • Hands-on, technical and analytical competence.
  • Project management from conceptualization to completion and implementation, including all the required interdepartmental collaboration.
  • Works safe daily and supports CPNA safety culture.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment
  • Use of computer, keyboard, mouse, office equipment
  • Some lab/testing performed approximately 10% of time in warehouse environment, PPE, up to 50 pound lifting, and some use of hand tools.

Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.

The benefits are just as rewarding as the work at BlueScope.  To support our goal, we offer a total compensation plan and an outstanding benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid time off, and retirement. 

EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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