Title:  Sr Systems Engineer


Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Job Description: 

Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Partners.  Operating globally, Primetals Technologies offers a world-class technology product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product.  We provide fully integrated new technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capabilities and comprehensive life-cycle services.  Becoming a member of the Primetals Technologies Team, means that our customers can count on reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals industry today and in the future.  For our Employees, this means abundant opportunities to gain challenging work experience and steady growth potential for their careers.

We are searching for a Senior Systems Engineer for our Canonsburg, PA location.  This person will perform highly complex duties in the design, development, testing, documentation and start-up of the process control system. 



  • Lead projects that vary in scope and complexity
  • Develop new programs, as well as enhancements, modifications and upgrades to existing software for a specific contract
  • Provide technical direction in area of specialty
  • Develop functional specifications, system configurations and project schedules and assign tasks
  • Functions as a Project Engineer for small projects
  • Supports sales efforts including proposal generation and cost estimation
  • Develops process calculations and models
  • Designs, codes and tests software for assigned portion of the project
  • Provides appropriate source code documentation to meet company or customer requirements
  • Interacts with client engineers to answer technical questions and review design documents
  • Defines the equipment to be purchased and then develops the engineering requisitions, followed by vendor evaluation and interaction with the vendor.
  • Participates in project start-up to verify, debug and tune software developed.
  • Coordinates and conducts training classes for the client for the project
  • Interfaces with other company divisions and/or E&C company to support project work
  • Responsible for project management of small projects including developing and maintaining budgets, issuing change orders and updating reports for senior management
  • Abides by the Company’s engineering and standard operating procedures and develops, maintains and updates of them
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or an equivalent program
  • Melt Shop Experience required
  • Experience in one of the following: 
    • PLC and operator’s interface programming
    • Drives programming
    • Technological Control System (or equivalent)
    • C, C#, Java, or Visual Basic programming in a Windows environment
    • Modeling
    • Database programming
  • Five to Eight years of experience with a similar Engineering company or from a steel or aluminum plant environment
  • Willingness to travel
  • Self-motivation
  • Team Player
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude

Primetals Technologies offers a full range of benefits starting with first day of employment.  Relocation will be available to candidates based on experience and position.  If you want to learn more about Primetals Technologies, visit our website.

At Primetals Technologies, we value difference for the benefit of our Employees, our Customers and our Community. Primetals Technologies is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh