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Maintenance Co-op

US Steel
United States, Alabama, Fairfield
5700 Valley Road (Show on map)
September 26, 2022


Maintenance Co-op



U. S. Steel Seamless Tubular Operations, LLC

Job Description

U. S. Steel is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace culture and celebrate the diversity of our employees. This position for a college student provides training to prepare for a career in Electrical or Mechanical Maintenance. Training consists of "hands on" work experiences in areas such as Safety, Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, and Problem Solving. Specific process and equipment training will also be provided in on-the-Job type training. The student will conduct problem solving investigations of real issues in the plant operations. The student will have an opportunity to interact with the operations personnel and provide real solutions to situations involved in operating a multi-billion dollar manufacturing facility. The student will work closely with the maintenance department in developing and preparing the workplan for planned maintenance. This will include equipment component replacements as well as implementation of some electrical system updates. Detail tasks will include equipment manual research, drawing searches and updates. Additionally, there will be an estimated 30% 'field work' time with an employee in reviewing layout areas and logistical sequences for these jobs. Deliverables will include detail timeline spreadsheets as well as job scope / procedure documents developed with primary input of Maintenance Planners and Managers. Additionally, safety is our highest priority and safety procedures/guidelines must be adhered to at all times. This includes wearing personal protective equipment such as hard hat, goggles, hearing protection, protective clothing and work boots with metatarsals.


  • Candidates must be a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering
  • Candidates must be a current student and have completed their sophomore year by June 2022 and be in good academic standing
  • Be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

We are looking for motivated self-starters that can work in a fast paced, data-driven environment. The successful undergraduate will be an analytical problem solver, have an extremely high level of customer focus and a passion for process improvement. In addition, a successful intern will have:

  • Demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and an aptitude for your area of study
  • A strong record of team, project and/or people leadership in a work setting and/or extracurricular activities
  • A willingness to take initiative to understand the business
  • An aptitude for problem solving; strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • A strong commitment to excellence and to personal and professional growth
  • Must be resourceful, responsible, tenacious, curious, independent, confident and high energy
  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Leadership and strong decision-making skills
  • Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically

Competency Summary

At U. S. Steel all employees are expected to display the following core competencies every day to advance corporate, team and individual goals:

Think: Think Critically and Drive Change
Lead: Develop Talent and Collaborate
Do: Empower Performance and Deliver Results

Company Overview

U. S. Steel is a leading steel producer founded in 1901. Today, we're a greener company with an infinitely recyclable product, the world's only LEED-certified steel mill, and an ambitious plan to reduce emissions. We make products that make everyday life possible - automotive, construction, appliance, energy, container, and packaging industries all benefit from our innovation.

We show pride in our communities with company-sponsored employee volunteer programs, corporate contributions, partnerships in support of education, scholarships for our next generation of leaders, and many other programs.

We are continually recognized for our commitment to our employees, most recently as a Most Loved Workplace (Newsweek 2021), a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality (Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2020 & 2021), and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion (Disability Equality Index 2021). It's easy to see why U. S. Steel employees take Pride in Our Past as we Build the Future, United by Steel.

Conducting business with integrity and with the highest ethical values has underpinned U. S. Steel's success for over 100 years, and it remains critical to our company's success in the future. U. S. Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) according to job qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, genetics, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, disability status or status as a protected Veteran or any other legally protected group status. (California residents may visit regarding collection of personal information and U. S. Steel's privacy practices.)

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