Current Open Positions at PGI Steel 

CNC Programmer

PGI Steel is looking to expand its programming department and has an immediate need for a CNC Programmer at our Birmingham location. The ideal candidate is someone with prior machining and programming experience, who understands how to take a part from the idea stage/solid model/drawing to a finished product. Applicants should have experience with CAD/CAM programs, such as SolidWorks/SolidCAM and GibbsCAM. Five years running a CNC machine is recommended.
Prefer candidates that have a strong understanding of Fanuc controls and the ability to free-hand simple programs at the controls, should the need arise. Experience with premium carbide tools and modern machining strategies such as dynamic milling is preferred. Strong math skills, computer skills, and Microsoft Office are a must. The candidate must have a strong open minded work ethic, organization skills, verbal communication skills, time management and the ability to work with a technical sales team, machinists and customers. Typical parts produced are large plates along with weldments and fabrications. We offer an excellent benefit package including but not limited to health, dental, vision, PTO, paid maternity/paternity leave as well as 401k match and profit sharing.
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

CNC Machinists – 1st & 2nd Shifts

We are currently seeking a seasoned CNC Machinists to operate a large capacity 3-axis mill with an indexable head. The position requires experience working with a wide variety of steel grades and aluminum. Must have experience holding tolerance ranges from +/- .005 to +/- .0002. Most work is custom and every job is unique. Prior experience creating and editing programs at the controls is required to apply. Applicants should already have a good supply of their own tools. PGI Steel machinists are responsible for machining materials to customer’s specifications via a provided program. All applicants are required to pass a Machinist Aptitude and Math Test. Programming experience in solid models is a plus but not required. We offer an excellent benefit package including but not limited to health, dental, vision, PTO, paid maternity/paternity leave as well as 401k match and profit sharing.
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
Only qualified candidates please apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

Industrial Maintenance Technician

PGI Steel is currently seeking a seasoned Industrial Maintenance Technician/Millwright who is a highly skilled tradesman or craftsman with the ability to install, dismantle, maintain, repair, reassemble and move machinery in a production manufacturing environment. Candidates should be able to work independently and also have prior experience/general knowledge in the following areas:
  1. Electrical
  2. PLC’s 
  3. Hydraulics
  4. Pneumatics
  5. Forklift
  6. Light Plumbing
  7. Motor Control Wiring AC/DC
  8. Fleet Vehicle Maintenance
  9.  General plant/production facility repairs and maintenance
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience. PGI Steel offers an excellent benefits package including, but not limited to, BC/BS of Alabama health coverage, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability, 401k, PTO, profit sharing and more!
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

Machine Equipment Operator

PGI Steel is looking for our next grinding equipment operator. Prior experience operating Blanchard and/or Mattison style machines is a plus, but not required. We prefer candidates that have backgrounds working in industrial, manufacturing, materials processing, logistics and/or warehousing industries. Applicants with no previous experience are also highly encouraged to apply. PGI Steel’s business was founded on its grinding operations in 1971 and this equipment continues to play an integral role in our daily parts manufacturing. PGI Steel is willing to train the right individual for this stable and rewarding role. Many of our long term sales people and managers started in our Grinding Department. 
The grinding operator is responsible for finishing the materials (steel, metal, composite) to customer specifications. This includes mastering and understanding the principles of thickness, flatness, parallelism, square and surface finish. Candidates possessing attention to detail and a technical mindset will excel in this role. 
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
PGI Steel offers an excellent benefits package including, but not limited to, BC/BS of Alabama health coverage, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability, 401k, PTO, profit sharing and more!
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

Fabricator / Certified Welder

Looking to join a growing and productive Team? PGI Steel, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced (CWI) Certified Weld Inspector/Fabricator. All applicants must be extremely detail oriented and must have the ability to read and understand engineering drawings, layouts, fitting and welding of parts. To be considered, applicants must have knowledge and experience with fabrication equipment including welding machines, hand burning torches, iron workers, cut-off saws, band saws, drill presses, track burners, overhead cranes, measuring equipment and all hand tools. Supervisor/Lead Man experience desired, but not required.

** Must be a Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) **

PGI Steel offers an excellent benefits package including, but not limited to, BC/BS of Alabama health coverage, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability, 401k, PTO, profit sharing and more!
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
Only qualified candidates please apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

Fitter / Welder

Looking to join a growing and productive Team? PGI Steel, Inc. is currently seeking a fitter and/or welder for our Fabrication Department.  All applicants must be extremely detail oriented and must have the ability to read and understand engineering drawings, layouts, fitting and welding of parts. To be considered, applicants must have knowledge and experience with fabrication equipment including welding machines, hand burning torches, iron workers, cut-off saws, band saws, drill presses, track burners, overhead cranes, measuring equipment and all hand tools. Supervisor/Lead Man experience desired, but not required.

** Certified Weld Inspector (CWI) preferred  **

PGI Steel offers an excellent benefits package including, but not limited to, BC/BS of Alabama health coverage, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability, 401k, PTO, profit sharing and more!
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
Only qualified candidates please apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.

Quality Control Technician 

PGI Steel, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Quality Control Technician to join our growing Team! The QC Technician is responsible for the final inspection of machined parts to verify customer specifications and ensure consistency of quality products and services. All applicants MUST be detail oriented and have strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as experience with a wide variety or measuring tools and equipment. Applicants must have prior experience interpreting CAD drawings and also possess general Machine Shop knowledge and strong math skills.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of CMM Measuring Arm inspection techniques as well as be able to navigate and efficiently use SolidWorks, PolyWorks and RDS software. Applicants will be expected to have proficiency receiving drawings and CAD models, import them into PolyWorks, create a fully defined script with dependencies and tolerances, align and probe each piece with the techniques needed to obtain accurate results and ultimately create a well-detailed and visually pleasing inspection report for our customers.
PGI Steel offers an excellent benefits package including, but not limited to, BC/BS of Alabama health coverage, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability, 401k, PTO, profit sharing and more!
Desirable Skills: The following skills are considered important for this position but may be learned on the job. Applicants will not be eliminated from consideration if they currently do not possess these skills.
  • Ability to operate a fork lift and remote overhead crane preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret simple blueprints/engineered drawings
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as box calipers, slide dial calipers and micrometers
Salary / Hourly Pay Rate commensurate with experience.
Only qualified candidates please apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Please e-mail cover letter and resume to amanda@pgisteel.com or fax to 205-942-2073.