Student Employee Material Development Engineer

  • United States Steel
  • Munhall, PA, USA
  • Aug 29, 2019
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U. S. Steel is seeking a Material Development Engineer Intern for our Research Department in Munhall, PA. The successful applicant will work with our Automotive Solutions – Material Development Engineers on a project related to new high-strength steel grade development utilizing laboratory tools and methods to simulate and model steel manufacturing and performance behavior. The Intern will be assigned to work directly with a Material Development Engineer but will also interact regularly with the entire Material Development team. The following non-exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities apply:

  • Conduct laboratory experiments using a variety of steel heat treatment and testing equipment;
  • Plan and execute laboratory-based projects to meet specific goals and objectives;
  • Work independently on projects while relying upon available resources;
  • Develop a strong background in the area of study by effectively utilizing the Knowledge Resource Center;
  • Report frequently on progress using established communication protocols;
  • Prepare and submit a final project report at the end of the internship.


  • Candidates must be a full-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree or PhD in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidates must be a current student and have completed their sophomore year by June 2019 and be in good academic standing.
  • Be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

Preferred Skills

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

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form