Automation Software Engineer

Date: Jul 4, 2024

Location: Cartersville, Georgia, US, 30121

Company: Gerdau

Cartersville, GA - Relocation Offered


We are seeking a skilled Automation Software Engineer who is a motivated and resourceful individual to join our team as an autonomous problem solver, managing our data acquisition software in a manufacturing environment. In this role, you‘ll take ownership of critical tasks, identify opportunities, and drive solutions independently. You must have metal industry or heavy manufacturing industrial experience in sectors such as Power, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Raw Materials, etc.


We Have

  • A strong global presence with steel mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Bonus
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Professional Training 


Your Qualifications

  • BS in Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering preferred OR HS Diploma/ GED and 5 years of related experience in a manufacturing plant.
  • 3+ years of experience with industrial automation controls and object-oriented software development and the ability to demonstrate fundamental control theory knowledge. 
  • Must have metal industry or heavy manufacturing industry experience such as Power, Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Raw Materials, etc.
  • Experience with iBA software preferred. Major part of their responsibility data acquisition software.
  • Knowledge of languages and/or technologies including: VB.Net, HTML, C, C#, Python, SCADA,
  • Server management and virtual machine hosting.
  • Familiar with databases such as Microsoft SQL and/or Oracle.
  • HMI experience with one or more of these platforms: Ignition, Wonderware, Simotion, or iFix.
  • Industrial process automation communications experience including Ethernet IP, Profinet, Profibus.
  • Networking fundamentals and systems set-up.
  • Ability to work Monday - Friday, 7am to 4pm.



The role of the Automation Software Engineer is primarily two-fold. First, to be a great team member who demonstrates high levels of honesty, integrity, and ownership in everything they do.  Second, is to ensure the success of the team by SAFELY performing maintenance, programming, and upgrade tasks on Level II software systems, as well as proposing and implementing innovative solutions to challenges in the steel making process and business.  Safety is the most important part of all jobs at Gerdau; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to consistently initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards.


Your Work 

  • Develop and/or modify control system software to meet evolving company production requirements or goals.
  • Determine the root cause of control system problems and develop effective corrective actions.
  • Ensure stability and availability of control system hardware and software by thorough and precise maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Work with other engineers responsible for interconnected systems to assist their troubleshooting efforts.
  • Provide technical support for maintenance personnel as required.
  • Ability to manage projects and contractors as required.

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. 


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866)-788-2798 or

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