Careers with SME Steel

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SME Steel offers many career possibilities:

SME Steel Contractors is a major Western US based steel construction company that is fabricating and installing the most exciting structures being designed in our times. Facilities include major franchise stadia, international airports, luxury casinos, grand public facilities and notable commercial buildings, many of which are high-profile, complex and for top-tier clientele.

Working at SME Steel means that you are associating yourself with a top team of steel fabricators, erectors, management personnel, and many support service individuals. We are now roughly 1000 employees strong with fabrication centers and support locations in five western states. To complete these multi-million dollar projects we team with hundreds of professional ironworkers as our projects move to the field. We have a unique culture that promotes teamwork, individual accountability, and good old-fashioned hard work.

At SME Steel, we believe in hiring only the “Best of the Best.” Our rigorous recruitment process, which includes telephone and face-to-face interviews, character reference checks, and technical competency testing, helps us achieve this goal.

We work with the best and therefore require the best to team with us for the challenging designs we deliver in structural form. If you are driven to work in a fast-paced environment, requiring superior organizational skills to manage the process of multifaceted project execution, post-contract award, many of which are through advanced delivery methods, then we are definitely interested in speaking with you.

SME Steel's Culture

Doing the Right Thing:

Here within SME Steel, we operate each of our businesses with the highest degree of integrity. We know that this will help us to build trusting and respectful relations within our communities, our customers, and our suppliers. It makes excellent business sense and it is always the right thing to do.

Teamwork and Excellence:

We know that teamwork enables us to achieve results greater than the sum of our individual efforts. We combine it with personal and team excellence. We strive to do our best at everything. We collaborate to leverage our individual strengths to accomplish common goals. We uphold a strong, respectful culture based on performance and professionalism. We strive to build lasting relationships where people can communicate effectively and openly, resulting in a Culture of Cooperation.

Performance:

We hire only driven people! We all know how to deliver! We know we must work hard at attaining common company and personal excellence. We know it just doesn’t happen; we make it happen through team and personal performance.

Competence:

We strive to hire only competent individuals. We desire that each employee have two kinds of competency: intellectual and emotional. Employees possessing both are able to communicate and solve problems effectively, responsibly, and respectfully.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement:

Our fast paced environment is full of change and is in a state of evolution, but where possible we must direct that change. We must hire people who can keep up with this ever-increasing pace and who embrace the thought process and work ethic that helps us manage our ever changing and evolving world. We believe that when we combine performance, competence, teamwork, and excellence amazing things are accomplished.

SME Steel Benefits

Offering the Right Benefits:

At SME Steel, we are proud to continue to build an employee family. We empower you with personal accountability, creative freedom, and resources to help you succeed in your job. We’re just as committed to providing you the benefits, security, and flexibility needed to enjoy life away from work. So whether it’s our comprehensive healthcare coverage, dental, or vision coverage or even life and disability programs—our commitment is to your well-being. SME’s employees can choose the coverage that best fits their unique needs.

Core Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Vision
  • Short-term Disability Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Competitive Salary or Wage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Time-Off Benefits

  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Leave of Absence (including Military Leave)
  • Jury Duty
  • Bereavement Days

Supplemental Benefits

  • Supplementary Life, Disability, Medical Insurances
  • Dependent Life Insurance
The information on this website offers only a brief overview of the benefit plans available to SME employees. A description of the benefit provisions, conditions and limitations is provided to employees in the individual Plan Summary books. Plans having these programs and features also have exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms under which the plans and policies may be continued in force or discontinued. In the event of a conflict between this website and the plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. The Company has the right to amend or terminate these benefits at any time.

Getting Started

Congratulations! You are about to begin the process to apply for a position with SME Steel, the only full service Division 5 company in America. Career opportunities here are diverse, rewarding, and stimulating. Within our various companies and divisions, open positions are posted on this website. Thank you for your interest in working with us. SME Steel and its employees are committed to the belief that collaboration and hard work will make a positive difference for our businesses every day. We also believe that these principles will create future growth opportunities for employees.

Use the list below to help you gather the information you will need. Once you are ready, you can fill out the application (in English or Spanish) and submit it online.

What You’ll Need

Review the checklist below to make sure you have the information you need to complete the application process.

  • Current address and contact information
  • Availability
  • Previous employment information, including addresses, phone numbers, supervisor names and titles, salary, and employment dates
  • Education Information
  • Personal References

Now accepting applications for the following positions:

Project Manager

Currently, we are broadening our search for experienced Project Managers. Required education, competencies and skills are:

  • Construction Management or Engineering Degree (Civil/Structural Discipline).
  • Minimum of 5 years of steel construction related project management involvement (set-up, budget assignment, schedule development, project controls (drawings, costs and milestones), in-house staff direction, financial flows, contract compliance, field direction, sub-trade and vendor management.)
  • Proficient in managing multiple projects at various stages at any given time.
  • Skillful in clear and effective communication between general contractors, numerous departments, vendors, sub-trades, in-house management and shop or field crafts.
  • Sound understanding of steel industry environment relative to structural design, detailing, model and drawing data exchange, specification compliance, schedule discipline, change management, billings and reporting.

Responsibilities assigned for Project Manager encompass:

  • Full responsibility for strength in performance on contracted projects encompassing financial, program, quality, safety and client relationship aspects.
  • Authority to prepare and negotiate change order requests beyond original scope.
  • Accountable for risk identification and mitigation.
  • Leadership with affiliated resources (procurement, detailing, engineering, production, shipping and field crews).
  • Transparent reporting to executive management, client and other authorities of jurisdiction.

If you thrive in a progressive environment with top-dedicated professionals, we are interested in your response to this need. Please reply according to the details below.

Assistant Project Manager

Currently, we are broadening our search for experienced Assistant Project Managers. Required education, competencies and skills are:

  • Construction Management or Engineering Degree (Civil/Structural Discipline).
  • Minimum of 2 years of steel construction related project management involvement (data recording, coordination, estimating, RFI generation, contract compliance, field direction.)
  • Solid team-oriented support of Project Managers that oversee multiple projects.
  • Capable of clear and effective communication between general contractors, numerous departments, vendors, sub-trades, in-house management and shop or field crafts.
  • Sound understanding of steel industry environment relative to document control, model and drawing information extraction, specification compliance, schedule observance, billings and reporting.

Responsibilities to assigned Project Management Team generally encompass:

  • Supporting the organization and expected deliverables of the Project Managers within a quality-controlled environment.
  • Maintaining current, all management tool logs, status reports, design inputs, production releases and field work instructions.
  • Ensure compliance of detailing submissions for scope, quality and progressive releases.
  • Funnel and prioritize technical enquiries and responses for efficient adherence to schedule.
  • Coordinate, compile and distribute project-related data to all required stakeholders.

If you thrive in a progressive environment with top-dedicated professionals, we are interested in your response to this need. Please reply according to the details below.

Detailer

Reports to: Detailing Manager
Freedom to Act: Under the direction of the Detailing Manager and the established policies of SME Steel.
Principle Subordinates: In-house Detailers
Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma, Diploma, or certificate from a Technical Institution or College. Minimum of one year’s experience as related to the responsibilities as listed below and structural steel detailing.

The Chief Draftsman is responsible for supervising the Detailing staff and providing drawings that represent the requirements of the contract specifications.

The requirements as a minimum shall include:

  • The use of standard AISC and AWS symbols
  • Material specifications (as per ASTM standards)
  • References to special fit up or welding requirements
  • Bolt material and installation requirements
  • Nondestructive testing requirements
  • Number revisions of details on drawings
  • Maintaining the drawing logs as directed by the Detailing Manager
  • Following up on Requests for Information (RFIs) issued to customers pertaining to drawing changes and revisions
  • Providing for communications with Production and Quality Control Department

Detailer | Checker

Reports to: Detailing Manager
Freedom to Act: Under the direction of the Detailing Manager and the established policies of SME Steel.
Principle Subordinates: In-house Detailers
Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma with three years’ experience or Diploma/Certificate from a Technical Institution or College with one year’s experience as related to the responsibilities as listed below and structural steel detailing.

The Lead/Chief Draftsman is responsible for supervising the Detailing staff and providing drawings that represent the requirements of the contract specifications.

Responsibilities, as a minimum, shall include:

  • The use of standard AISC and AWS symbols
  • Material specifications (as per ASTM standards)
  • References to special fit up or welding requirements
  • Bolt material and installation requirements
  • Nondestructive testing requirements
  • Indicating and reporting acceptance or unacceptable conditions
  • Complete a detailed review of shop drawings, sketches, computer models, and erection drawings, verifying at a minimum the following, prepared by other detailers:
    • Geometry
    • Use of correct connections
    • Proper notes
    • Proper material use
    • Assignment of complete welding symbols
    • Proper coatings and preparation
  • Proper representation on Erection drawings including the notation of any necessary instructions and details.

Estimator for SME Steel Contractors

Job Summary:

Committed to providing our customers with quality products and services in accordance with the highest standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform accurate cost estimates
  • Assist in creating bid proposals
  • Maintain bid schedules

Qualifications:

  • Able to read architectural/structural drawings
  • Strong communication, organizational, follow-through, and people skills
  • Computer literacy in MS Excel, Bluebeam, Revit, FabTrol
  • Extremely reliable and able to work independently
  • Able to generate a material take-off
  • Must be timely, organized, detail oriented, and meet/beat deadlines
  • Able to calculate surface and square footage
  • Positive attitude and character with emphasis on teamwork
  • Able to calculate labor, materials, equipment
  • Familiar with codes and specifications (AISC, AWS, IBC)
  • Assertive, self-managed, goal oriented, and a critical thinker

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in estimating structural steel and/or other similar business or industries

Salary: Commensurate to experience

Forklift Operator

Specifications & Requirements

Location: West Jordan, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Pocatello, Idaho
Category: Shop fabrication and production
Education: High School, GED, or equivalent
Salary: Open – See Pay Scale
Experience: Education + 2 – 3 years’ forklift operation
Position Type: Full Time, Non-exempt
Skills: Forklift Operation, Visual Inspection and Minor Maintenance, Safe Loading and Lifting, Visual Quality, Inventory records

Job Description – Forklift Operator (all levels)

Positions Included: Forklift Operator, Wire Runner | Forklift Operator

JOB SUMMARY: The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating an industrial forklift to move, locate, relocate, and stack finished product, incoming production materials, and miscellaneous commodities. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform other associated duties. They are responsible for inspecting and maintaining lift equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Transfer, process, and load all steel materials and other goods using appropriate forklift technique and lifting practices
  • Organize steel materials, finished product, and other goods in clean, appropriate locations
  • Pull and prepare finished steel product for shipment as scheduled
  • Ensure all outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage
  • Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods
  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area
  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety
  • Perform picking duties of raw materials in an efficient manner following SME Steel’s procedures and standards
  • Efficiently stack and store all product and materials in proper locations
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee tight inventory control

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prefer High School diploma, GED, or equivalent + 2 years of previous forklift experience in heavy industry setting
  • Able to work for extended hours in a physically challenging environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to maintain production and inventory reports
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing, if necessary, with co-workers, maintenance, supervisors, and inspectors
  • Familiarity with material handling
  • Forklift operators are required to satisfactorily complete an OSHA approved forklift training program
  • Capable of reading numbers and labels
  • Capable of working in a high paced environment
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and mature enough to handle equipment in a safe and sensible manner
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions and is not meant to be all-inclusive.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or for other reasons.

Maintenance Mechanic

Specifications & Requirements

Location: West Jordan, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona; Pocatello, Idaho
Category: Shop fabrication and production
Education: High School, GED, or equivalent
Salary: Open – See Pay Scale
Experience: Education + 1 – 3 years’ maintenance mechanic
Position Type: Full Time, Non-exempt
Skills: Machine Repair, Maintenance, PLC Trouble-shooting, Electrical Installation, Hydraulics knowledge

Job Description – Maintenance Mechanic (all levels)

JOB SUMMARY: The maintenance mechanic monitors and repairs the working of assigned machines. Responsible for production output by maintaining or adjusting the speed of the machine, load, operating speeds, or other related factors. Some mechanics will work with the Operator to program or set up the machine’s operating system to effectively manufacture various commodities, while others will basically tend the machine’s maintenance. Mechanics need a good understanding of the working mechanisms of the machine(s) and its operating system and how the machine integrates with SME Steel’s fabrication system. The mechanic is responsible for the safe operation of the machine and the continuous operation of the same.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Manage the maintenance of all types of production machines (from simple to complex) and also ensure that machines are cleaned and well maintained
  • Adjust and operate speed and control the load of assigned machine(s)
  • Monitor the finished products obtained from the machine(s) to ensure that the quality and quantity produced matches SME Steel’s requirements
  • Maintain all required maintenance, record logs, and charts as needed
  • Perform basic maintenance such as oil and grease machinery to ensure machinery is operating properly
  • Maintenance Mechanic level ‘A’ is able to efficiently repair and maintain any SME Steel system(s) / equipment without any outside supervision
  • Maintenance Mechanic level ‘B’ is able to efficiently repair and maintain several systems / types of equipment with limited supervision
  • Maintenance Mechanic level ‘C’ is able to efficiently repair and maintain one system / type of equipment with constant supervision

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prefer High School diploma, GED, or equivalent and at least one year of previous maintenance or mechanic experience
  • Must be dependable, reliable, and mature enough to handle equipment in a safe and sensible manner
  • Able to work for extended hours in a physically challenging environment
  • Sound technical skills and the aptitude to operate mechanical and/or electronically driven machinery
  • Able to understand the working mechanism of tools and machinery under their responsibility
  • Able to communicate machine problems, production numbers, and quality issues with proper individuals
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to maintain production reports
  • Able to determine product quality and identify subtle changes in production product
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, if necessary, with co-workers, maintenance, supervisors, and inspectors
  • This job description reflects the current assignment of essential functions and is not meant to be all-inclusive.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be assigned or reassigned to this job at any time and may be modified to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or for other reasons.

Welder (SME Steel Contractors, CoreBrace)

Job Summary:

Understands and applies the process to lay out, fit, and fabricate metal components to assemble structural forms, such as building members, columns, joists, frames, stairs, railings and other parts, using knowledge of welding techniques, metallurgy, and engineering requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Tack-weld or weld components and assemblies, using electric, gas, arc, or other welding equipment
  • Certified with both stick and wire in vertical position
  • Observe tests on welded surfaces, such as hydrostatic, x-ray, and dimension tolerance to evaluate weld quality and conformance to specifications
  • Learn to inspect grooves, angles, or gap allowances, using micrometer, caliper, and precision measuring instruments
  • Remove rough spots from work piece using portable grinder, hand file, or scraper
  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • Heat, form, and dress metal parts using hand tools, torch, or arc welding equipment
  • Ignite torch and adjust valves, amperage, or voltage to obtain desired flame or arc
  • Learn to develop templates and other work aids to hold and align parts
  • Learn to determine required equipment and welding method; apply knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, and welding techniques
  • Move structural elements by hand and machine through the use of chain rigging, overhead/jib crane, material conveyor, or transfer stations and other material handling equipment
  • Inspect equipment, structural components, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Able to pass 2G and 3G with back gouge test
  • Able to work on product alongside Fitter | Welder
  • Able to perform end prep
  • Operate a grinder safely
  • Operate overhead and jib cranes safely
  • Understand what is expected of weld quality and finished product
  • Understand material grades and differences
  • Stay on task; good attendance

Fitter | Welder

Reports to: Superintendent and Lead Men
Freedom to Act: Under the direction of the Lead Men and within the general guidelines described in the SME Steel Program and within the established policies of SME Steel.
Principle Subordinates: None
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED, Certificate of training from a Technical School or equivalent. Minimum of six months’ experience using the welding process to be qualified. Complete and pass Drawing and Weld Test in accordance with the SME Steel program. Capable of lifting up to 45 lbs.

The Fitter | Welder is responsible for the following:

  • Quality of their work
  • Following SME Steel shop procedures and project specifications
  • Performance of assigned duties
  • Daily Inspection of equipment used
  • Performing duties in a safe and efficient manner
  • Cleanliness of work area/station
  • Reviewing and understanding shop fabrication drawings
  • Performing dimensional verifications as per fabrication drawings
  • Performing welding in accordance with the prescribed WPS
  • Proper care and use of SME Steel equipment
  • Proper use of required personnel protection equipment
  • Notification of QC required in process inspection

Technical Sales Representative for DuraFuse Frames

Job Summary:

Meet and facilitate sales with structural engineers, architects, contractors, steel fabricators, and steel erectors to promote DuraFuse Frames technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships with customers that will garner business
  • Educate customers on company products, services, and capabilities
  • Assist customers with finding solutions to address their needs
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships
  • High attention to detail
  • Ensure customer quotes and orders are entered accurately and in a timely fashion
  • Solicit quotations, negotiate, and present ideas to gain new business

Qualification Requirements:

  • Experience in structural steel construction industry
  • BS in civil engineering (preferred)
  • Strong people skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Creativity and a desire to WORK HARD and HAVE FUN
  • Ability to function independently
  • Prior technical sales or customer service experience a plus

SME Steel Job Applications

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Contact Info:

5801 Wells Park Road, West Jordan, UT 84081  1.801.280.0711
jobs@smesteel.com

SME Steel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate in employment and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.