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Researcher - Data Science

City:  Hamilton

Requisition ID:  20443 


At ArcelorMittal Dofasco, we play a key role in North America’s advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable steel products – from cans to cars. 


Founded in 1912, ArcelorMittal Dofasco is Hamilton’s largest private sector employer with more than 4,500 employees, shipping 4.5 million net tons of high-quality flat carbon steel annually. Our iconic tagline “Our Product is Steel, Our Strength is People” is a true expression of our belief that our people are our competitive advantage. 


ArcelorMittal Dofasco


Global Research and Development Department


Researcher – Data Science



The ArcelorMittal Dofasco research lab has a staff of ~50 people and a wide range of analytical and process simulation equipment.  The Dofasco lab is part of a larger Global R&D organization with ~1300 researchers in 14 labs across Europe and the Americas.  The R&D lab provides technical leadership in process improvement and new product development that supports both the Hamilton plant and broader global applications.


Primary Function

Candidate for this position will possess strong background in Data Science and Machine and Deep Learning and will be involved in applying these techniques to a variety of R&D projects focused on Process Improvement. You will use advanced data analysis tools effectively for your own projects and share this knowledge with others around you.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Run R&D projects, developing or assisting in the development of advanced predictive models, or process and product solutions through advanced data analysis or machine learning.
  • Assist in the acquisition, compilation, validation and analysis of trial data (sometimes complex) from multiple sources throughout the plant or the lab.
  • Educate other Researchers in the available tools for data analytics, advanced modelling and digitalization and promote their use in future efforts.
  • Keep abreast of up-to-date knowledge on the tools and methods for data analysis, machine learning and digitalization.
  • Explore new technologies in the Digitalization front, for profitable application in the plant or R&D.
  • Communicate project results in reports, presentations, and publications.
  • Interact with ArcelorMittal Dofasco plant personnel and project leaders as well as collaborate with members of ArcelorMittal Global R&D



  • A university degree (Master’s degrees or above preferred) in Sciences or Engineering. Some experience working with industrial or manufacturing data would be an asset. Experience in Metallurgy or Steel Manufacturing would be extremely beneficial.
  • Solid knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Machine and deep learning
  2. Developing and implementing AI algorithms
  3. Advanced data analysis
  4. Statistics (design of experiments, data analysis and model formulation)
  5. Computer Programming (C++, Java, etc.)


  • Ability to learn, and to teach others
  • Advanced ability to use and learn Office 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerApps, PowerBI). Skills in Python and SQL will be strong assets.
  • Ability to work as a team member on cross-functional projects, lead from a technical analysis standpoint, and take direction from others more knowledgeable in the process and business aspects.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Must have interpersonal skills with strong oral, presentation and written communication skills.




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Why work at ArcelorMittal Dofasco?

(Some offerings temporarily on hold due to COVID-19) 


•    Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers for the past 7 years 
•    Robust total rewards package including a Profit Sharing and Variable Compensation Plan for Permanent employees 
•    24/7 Access to 3 onsite fitness facilities
•    Wellness programs focusing on topics such as fitness, nutrition support, mindfulness, resilience and more
•    Onsite employee engagement events supporting topics as Mental Health, Diversity, Learning, and Health and Safety
•    Discounted access to our 70-acre Recreation Park, offering over 30 teams and clubs to employees and their family
•    Monthly employee volunteer opportunities to give back to the community with our “Team Orange” program



We would like to thank all those who apply in advance since only applicants selected to complete an online assessment will be contacted.  

ArcelorMittal Dofasco is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply and we are committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.  If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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