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Researcher - Product Innovation

City:  Hamilton

Requisition ID:  20425 


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 – Product Innovation



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 physical metallurgy and material characterization and will be involved in new product development and product optimization.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Run R&D projects, developing or transferring new advanced products to AMD (with a focus on AHSS Automotive grades), ensuring that developments are done in a timely manner, while considering the capabilities of AMD equipment.
  • Assist in the assessment of AMD equipment capabilities for future AHSS grades.
  • Conduct lab scale development work to design the chemistry and processing conditions for new AHSS products.
  • Conduct plant trials and analyze the trial results as a member of cross-functional product development team.
  • Analyze production data and provide solutions to improve the properties of current products and manufacturability of AHSS grades.
  • Evaluate mechanical properties and microstructures of the products (tensile test, bend test, hole expansion test, optical microscope, SEM, XRD, etc.).
  • Communicate project results in reports, presentations and publications.
  • Interact with plant personnel as well as members of ArcelorMittal Global R&D.
  • Keep abreast of up-to-date knowledge on the development of new product and application technology.



  • A university degree (Ph.D. or Master’s degree preferred) in Materials Science and Engineering or Metallurgy. 5+ years of working experience in development of steel products in manufacturing industry would be an asset.
  • Solid knowledge in the following areas:


  1. physical metallurgy, heat treatment and material characterization of steels
  2. mechanical behavior of steels
  3. statistics (design of experiments, data analysis and model formulation)
  4. manipulation and analysis of data


  • Hands on experience in material characterization and result interpretation.
  • Medium to advanced command on computer standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with SQL, Python, PowerBI an asset.
  • Ability to work as a team member on cross-functional projects.
  • 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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