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Day Shift Mechanical Maintenance Manager - Steelmaking

Requisition ID:  20544 

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.



The ideal candidate will spearhead mechanical maintenance for the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), Ladle Metallurgy Facility (LMF), Degasser, Slab Caster, and supporting auxiliary equipment. He/she will lead training of maintenance mechanics and the development of maintenance procedures, while participating in the development of equipment maintenance plans to ensure a safe and reliable start-up and continuous operation. 


Position will have two phases: Phase 1 – Initial Project Execution/Start Up (~ 1.5 years); Phase 2 – Operations going forward once project complete.


The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field; or equivalent experience leading a team in a steelmaking/melt shop environment
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in steelmaking industry in engineering, management, or similar role
  • Strong management skills with the ability to lead a team with minimal supervision
  • In depth process control knowledge
  • Experience to motivate and drive individuals toward a win-win situation
  • Intermediate computer skills to include Microsoft Office and SAP


The Extras:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in management position in steelmaking industry
  • Technical knowledge of Mechanical Equipment to include hydraulics, electro-mechanical systems, cooling water systems, baghouses, pneumatics, pumps, chain drives, belt drives, gearboxes, overhead cranes, etc. strongly desired
  • Technical & process knowledge of a Melt Shop preferred



  • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments; Leads by example
  • Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Consistently achieves results, even under tough and uncertain circumstances
  • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
  • Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives




Project Execution and Start-up phase:

  1. Perform construction site safety walkthroughs and establish supervisor safety contacts
  2. Lead training of mechanical maintenance staff and development of maintenance procedures prior to startup
  3. Perform miscellaneous tasks to support construction activities
  4. Evaluate and interview candidates for maintenance positions during the hiring process
  5. Contribute to and ensure HIRAC safety reviews are performed for maintenance procedures
  6. Ensure development of energy control procedures meet operational needs
  7. Perform mechanical early equipment management reviews of OEM equipment
  8. Contribute to development of equipment commissioning plan and factory acceptance testing (performance guarantees)
  9. Contribute to the development of equipment maintenance plans prior to start-up


Operations Phase:

Health, Safety, Environmental, Quality

  1. Responsible for Safety, Quality, Environmental and Equipment Availability of Steelmaking Mechanical equipment, while assisting with electrical needs when necessary.
  2. Lead or participate in incident root cause analysis and corrective actions for major failures: safety incident, environmental deviation, quality deviation, production loss.
  3. Investigate during the shift safety, quality, environmental and production incidents
  4. Check and ensure Steelmaking equipment complies with all environmental regulations
  5. Ensure technicians are appropriately trained to perform their duties


Team Management

  1. Lead mechanical team to achieve performance KPIs: Equipment availability, schedule compliance, PM compliance, delay rates
  2. Communicate and provide leadership and vision to Maintenance Mechanics
  3. Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
  4. Demonstrate and promote AM/NS Calvert Purpose and Values: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  5. Organize the team’s work schedules, vacations, and fill-ins
  6. Evaluate performance of mechanics and take actions to develop their, skills including disciplinary corrective actions
  7. Ensure housekeeping standards are implemented and maintained


Performance Management

  • Identify appropriate counter measures in case of non-achievement of performance targets
  • Troubleshoot equipment to limit unplanned downtime
  • Work with EAF, LMF, RH, refractory interfaces for the overall benefit of steelmaking mill
  • Communicate and plan with the production team to ensure equipment maintenance is coordinated with the production schedule
  • Lead mechanical maintenance planning and scheduling activities, including downturns and outages
  • Report data and take actions as needed or directed by upper management
  • Provide resources to engineers and specialists for achieving their objectives
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams on continuous improvement projects
  • Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement activities
  • Assist with budget development and budget management in support of the Area Manager



  • Report to: Area Manager Mechanical Maintenance – Steelmaking
  • Direct reporting team members: None during project phase; 9+ Maintenance Mechanics and contractors during operations phase



  • Office and Industrial setting in the Steelmaking facility
  • Construction setting during first ~1.5 years
  • Gulf coast region in Calvert, AL
  • Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads
  • 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. 



AM/NS Calvert focuses on hiring the best candidates, so we strive to provide the best benefits and perks to make your world easier.

Health & Wellness - You can choose between a high deductible health insurance plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a traditional PPO plan with a Flex Spending Account (FSA) option.  We provide excellent dental and vision coverage and an employee assistance program (EAP). We also have a 24-hour on-site gym available.

Financial Protection - We provide life insurance, short- and long-term disability plans, AD&D insurance, and 401k with an employer match of 6%.

Compensation - We offers competitive pay with quarterly bonuses as well as a comprehensive relocation package.

Workplace Flexibility - Paid vacation, starting at 13 days per year, increasing with tenure. Additionally, we provide 10 paid holidays, bereavement leave, and parental leave. AM/NS Calvert believes in a positive work-life balance and offers remote work opportunities, flexible work hours, and alternative schedules, depending on the position.

Career & Personal Development – We offer a tuition reimbursement program and provide in-house training on professional topics, technical skills, and leadership competencies.

Culture – Our culture is built on a foundation of its core values, which include safety, teamwork, accountability, relationships, and sustainability. We emphasize collaboration and recognize every individual's unique contribution, encouraging a diverse and inclusive workforce where all team members can grow and develop.

Way of Life – On-site 24/7 convenience mini markets are located throughout the site.  AM/NS Calvert has a strong commitment to community involvement. Team members can contribute and get involved in giving back to their communities.

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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