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Refractory Specialist - Steel Making

Requisition ID:  17703 

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: Responsible for refractory usage and organization of refractory operations for steelmaking. Provide guidance and feedback to refractory operators.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Management, or similar field; or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 6 years of refractory experience in a steel making factory required




Project Execution, Construction, and Startup Phase:

  1. Provide refractory expertise during basic & detail design of production equipment
  2. Design of refractory equipment; Participate in ladle design
  3. Create a refractory vendor database; Meet and evaluate vendors
  4. Write technical specification for refractory consumable and create SDS & MM number
  5. Write work instruction & HIRAC for refractory equipment usage
  6. Develop training documentation & course for refractory operators
  7. Set up refractory areas to include tools, devices and arrangements


Operations Phase:

  1. Fulfill the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
  2. Follow up and evaluate Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), Ladle Metallurgy Facility (LMF), Ladle, RH, and Caster refractory performances to include state and degradation time
  3. Identify appropriate counter measures in case of non-achievement of refractory performance targets
  4. Manage production equipment process parameters, identify deviations to standard that have influence on refractory performance, and implement corrective measures
  5. Organize and coordinate refractory repair and reline works for EAF, LMF, Ladle, RH, tundish
  6. Monitor refractory team and refractory contractor work progression
  7. Contribute to incident root cause analysis and corrective actions
  8. Take the ownership to seek and correct issues regarding refractory 
  9. Write & update work instructions for refractory works and organize related HIRAC review (Harzard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Control)
  10. Lead or participate in continuous improvement activities
  11. Perform new material trials (brick and/or concrete)
  12. Work with EAF, LMF, RH, caster interfaces for the overall benefit of steel making mill
  13. Communicate and plan with the maintenance team the maintenance needs of refractory maintenance equipment and contractors
  14. Provide a refractory expertise to technology team for improvement projects implementation
  15. Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
  16. Demonstrate and promote AM/NS Calvert Purpose and Values: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  17. Monitor inventory levels of refractory and related consumables; Communicate with procurement and refractory vendors to ensure optimal refractory inventories are maintained




  • In depth knowledge of steelmaking refractory and concrete material
  • Extensive knowledge of steelmaking refractory works and gunning operations
  • Intermediate 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
  • Interest and ability to work at our site location in Calvert, Alabama



  • Technical knowledge of caster, melt shop, LMF, and/or RH desired



  • Office environment    
  • Industrial/mill environment
  • Construction site environment
  • Interest and ability to work at site location in Calvert, Alabama



  • Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads. Exceptionally on weekend for special circumstances


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.


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