Steel Dynamics Internship Program Offers Opportunity for Many Career Pathways

March 14th, 2017

Founded in 1993, today Steel Dynamics, Inc. is one of the largest domestic steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States based on estimated annual steelmaking and metals recycling capability, with annual revenues of $7.8 billion in 2016, approximately 7,700 employees and facilities located throughout the United States and in Mexico. 

Steel Dynamics has three operating segments: steel operations, metals recycling operations, and steel fabrication operations.

The steel operations consist of six electric arc furnace steel mills, producing steel from ferrous scrap and scrap substitutes, utilizing continuous casting, automated rolling mills and downstream steel coating lines and processing lines, and IDI our liquid pig iron production facility that supplies solely the Butler Flat Roll Division. The steel operations produce hot roll, cold roll, and coated sheet steel, structural steel beams and shapes, rail, engineered special-bar-quality steel, cold finished steel, merchant bar products and specialty steel sections. The steel operations sell directly to end-users, steel fabricators, and service centers. These products are used in numerous industry sectors, including the construction, automotive, manufacturing, transportation, heavy and agriculture equipment, pipe and tube, and energy markets.

The metals recycling operations consists solely of OmniSource Corporation and includes both ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal processing, transportation, marketing, brokerage, and consulting services strategically located primarily in close proximity to our steel mills and other end-user scrap consumers throughout the eastern half of the United States.  In addition, OmniSource designs, installs, and manages customized scrap management programs for industrial manufacturing companies at over 700 locations throughout North America. They sell various grades of processed ferrous scrap primarily to steel mills and foundries.  Ferrous scrap metal is the primary raw material for electric arc furnaces, such as our steel mills.  In addition, they sell various grades of nonferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminum and stainless steel, to aluminum, steel and ingot manufacturers, brass and bronze ingot makers, copper refineries and mills, smelters, specialty mills, alloy manufacturers, and other consumers. 

The steel fabrication operations include eight New Millennium Building Systems plants that produce steel building components, including steel joists, girders, trusses, and steel deck.  New Millennium Building Systems primarily serves the non-residential construction industry throughout the United States.  The customers include nonresidential steel fabricators, metal building companies, general construction contractors, developers, brokers and government entities.

Steel Dynamics differentiates itself through a superior operating culture, low-cost operations, diversified highly value-added product portfolio and an entrepreneurial spirit that permeates our entire organization.  They are always seeking to attract the next generation of innovative, entrepreneurial and committed interns.

The Steel Dynamics Internship Program is a win-win for the company and the student.  The program allows Steel Dynamics professionals an opportunity to mentor the best and brightest students as they apply their classroom knowledge to our world class operations.  Being a part of the Steel Dynamics Internship Program means students will enjoy a hands-on, challenging, fast-paced work environment where we will test their education and expertise from day one.  Students are given real responsibilities through project-based experiences, while utilizing state-of-the-art technology and learning from the most talented individuals in the industry.

Intern recruitment is a year-round, ongoing process.  In a continual effort to secure the next generation of industry leaders, Steel Dynamics targets schools with degree programs that transfer to our work environment.  Steel Dynamics uses a wide variety of recruitment outreach techniques, including face-to-face student interaction, E-recruitment, and relationships with college and university faculty and staff.  Representatives from Steel Dynamics attend career fairs throughout the United States during the fall and spring semesters and participate in other on-campus recruiting events during the school year.  These events provide the Steel Dynamics team with opportunities to speak with students one-on-one, while maintaining relationships with educators and career services staff.  E-recruitment includes, LinkedIn, as well as college and university job boards.

In 2016, Steel Dynamics had 92 interns spanning the fall, spring and summer semesters.  

Steel Dynamics offers internships in the following areas: 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering, including Environmental, Electrical, Chemical, Civil/Structural, Computer 
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgical
  • Software
  • Information Technology 
  • Occupational Health and Safety 

Interns are located throughout the United States and work in all three operating segments.  Through the Steel Dynamics Internship Program, students have the opportunity to drive innovation, showcase their knowledge and abilities, grow personally and professionally and be a part of an exceptional team.  Steel Dynamics always looks forward to continuing to provide meaningful opportunities to the next generation of industry leaders.

- Kara Simonoff, Steel Dynamics Internship Program Coordinator