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Caster Operations Shift Manager - Steelmaking

Requisition ID:  17463 

Reflected in our name, AM/NS Calvert is a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel Corporation, two of the world’s leading steelmakers. We use the most innovative technology to create the steels tomorrow’s world will be made of. As part of ArcelorMittal, every day over 190,000 of our talented people, located in over 60 countries, push the boundaries of digitalization and use advanced technology to create a world that is stronger, faster and smarter. Our strength comes from having a rich tapestry of high-performance, multi-cultural teams, each of them working together effectively to achieve the same organizational goals. AM/NS Calvert promotes an innovative, diverse team experience, while supporting our team members in advancing their careers.


Located in Calvert, 35 miles north of Mobile, Alabama, our state-of-the-art steel processing facility has the capacity to process 5.3 million tons of high-value steel grades in the North America market. We are constantly striving to work safer and smarter, and to make our products stronger, lighter and more sustainable so we can meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, our communities and the wider world.


AM/NS Calvert is expanding its existing portfolio with the addition of a brand new, cutting edge Steelmaking facility in Calvert, AL. The addition of this facility to our site creates a unique competitive advantage, providing team members with endless opportunities to use the latest technology, develop innovative solutions, and drive digitalization across everything we do We invite you to apply to join this Steelmaking start-up and become a part of forging the future of steel in Alabama for generations to come.


OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY/PURPOSE OF POSITION: Position will have two phases – Initial Project Execution/Start Up (~ 2 years); Operations once project complete. Responsible for the casting operations during the shift. Lead training of operators and development of operational procedures. Responsible for health & safety, quality & environment, and shift team management for Caster assigned team.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Management, or similar field; or equivalent experience leading a team in a mill environment
  • Minimum of High school diploma or GED required
  • 3 - 5 years of experience Steel industry in management, engineering, or similar position
  • OR 6 - 10 years of experience in heavy industrial environment, including 3 - 5 years of experience in management position
  • Experience in motivating and driving individuals toward a win-win situation




Project Execution and Startup Phase:

  1. Perform construction site safety walkthroughs and establish supervisor safety contacts
  2. Lead training of operations staff and development of operational procedures prior to startup
  3. Perform miscellaneous tasks to support construction activities including drone mapping for construction progress tracking
  4. Evaluate and interview candidates for operators positions during hiring process
  5. Ensure HIRAC safety reviews are performed for operating procedures and contribute to them
  6. Ensure development of energy control procedures which meet operational needs
  7. Perform operational early equipment management reviews of OEM equipment
  8. Contribute to development of equipment commissioning plan and factory acceptance testing (performance guarantees)


Operations Phase:

Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality

  1. Responsible for Safety, Quality, Environmental and Production of caster operations team for the shift
  2. Lead or participate in incident root cause analysis and corrective actions for major failures: safety incident, environmental deviation, quality deviation, production loss
  3. Investigates safety, quality, environmental and production incidents during shift
  4. Check and ensure casters comply with environmental regulations
  5. Ensure operators are appropriately trained to perform duties

Team Management

  1. Lead shift team to achieve caster performance: production, cost, & quality KPIs
  2. Communicate and provide leadership and vision to caster operators
  3. Demonstrate and promote AM/NS Calvert Purpose and Values: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  4. Organize the shift work schedule, coordinating vacations and replacements as needed
  5. Evaluate performance of operators and take actions to develop their skills including disciplinary correctives actions
  6. Ensure housekeeping is performed by the team in the workplace at any time

Performance Management

  1. Identify appropriate counter measure in case of non-achievement of performance targets, including issues generating slabs non-quality 
  2. Follow up caster process parameters, identify deviations to standard and implement corrective measures
  3. Trouble shoot equipment to limit unplanned outage time
  4. Work with Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), Ladle Metallurgy Facility (LMF), RH, refractory interfaces for the overall benefit of steelmaking mill
  5. Communicate and plan with the maintenance team the maintenance needs of casters
  6. Organize slabs scarfing activities with scarfing contractor
  7. Report data and take actions as needed or directed by upper management
  8. Provide resources to engineers and specialists for achieving their objectives
  9. Lead or participate in continuous improvement activities




  • Management skills to lead a shift team in full autonomy
  • Demonstrate high accountability and leading by example
  • Ability to work in an operation team environment
  • Results-driven with capability of dealing with uncertainty
  • Process control knowledge
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to competently handle a fast-paced environment, with strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communications skills, written and verbal
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and displays a high degree of professionalism



  • Technical knowledge of caster preferred; can be learned on the job
  • Technical knowledge of melt shop preferred




  • Office environment    
  • Industrial/mill environment
  • Construction site environment
  • Interest and ability to work at site location in Calvert, Alabama
  • People with heart pacemakers or any there electronic medical device are strictly prohibited  from entering the furnace area. These devices include implanted pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators where the device may be affected.  Individuals identified to potentially work in EMF affected areas should identify the specific device they have as part of a medical history and manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed. 



  • During project phase: Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads. Exceptionally on weekend for special circumstances
  • During operations phase: Rotating 12-hour shift rotation to include nights, weekend, and holidays


Please note: The Job Profile is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.


If you need an accommodation to complete any part of the application process due to a disability or medical condition, you may call 251-289-3000 or email to communicate your accommodation request.  Do not email your application materials to this email address.  Application materials sent to this email address will not be considered.
AMNS Calvert is an EEO Employer: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Disability, Age, Vet, and Other Protected Group Status. 

Nearest Major Market: Mobile AL

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