• Controls Engineer

    The David J. Joseph Company
    Job Description

    Everyone wants to work with people they respect. Even better if you can work with a company you respect. We have both at The David J. Joseph Company, and a 135+ year track record on operating an ethical business with a positive work culture. It may sound cliché, but it’s true. We’re a big, global company that still feels small.

    Working at the David J. Joseph Company is unique. We offer employment in diverse settings such as traditional corporate headquarters, dynamic sales locations, and scrap recycling facilities. This workplace diversity gives our employees the variety they crave and the exposure to a global business. A career at The David J. Joseph Company is ideal for self-starters seeking to make an impact on our company and their careers.

    The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 80 locations, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE) a Fortune 200 Company.


    1. Develop new PLC and HMI programs to enhance plant operation and efficiency.
    2. Perform electrical controls modifications or additions.
    3. Aid in providing around-the-clock electrical controls assistance to the DJJ family of companies on a per call basis.
    4. Design control panel enclosures in accordance with NEC and OSHA regulations.
    5. Maintain electrical controls schematics to reflect most recent changes and/or additions.
    6. Design electrical layouts, including panel location, conduit routing, and wire sizing on a per project basis.
    7. Perform a safe, methodical, efficient electrical start up of equipment after extended shutdowns.
    8. Be the lead electrical person on various projects.  Responsibilities include selecting electrical contractors, setting and adhering to the overall project schedule and budget, and ensuring a safe, quality installation.
    9. Performs other projects as assigned.


    1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering- Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial preferred.
    2. Experience in an industrial setting with electrical controls experience preferred.
    3. Ladder logic and human-machine interface programming capabilities required.  Experience with 480Vac 3 phase electrical circuits also preferred.
    4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of personnel within the Company, and with outside vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
    5. Experience using personal computers in a work environment for spreadsheet, document presentation, and drawing preparation.  Experience with software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, AutoCAD and Rockwell Software products preferred.
    6. Ability to perform safely and efficiently in a time sensitive environment.
    7. Ability to travel 50%.


    We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including paid training, bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with match, tuition reimbursement and other great benefits.

    EEO Statement


    The David J Joseph Company (DJJ) is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.

    DJJ is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, lactation/breastfeeding, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. DJJ hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please 
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    DJJ reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and teammates.

    DJJ also provides a work environment in which each teammate is able to be productive and work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all teammates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all teammates and applicant

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