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Researcher/Senior Researcher - Energy & Decarbonization, Global R&D Hamilton

City:  Hamilton

Requisition ID:  30043 


Do you want to work at one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers? We’re looking for people who are driven by excellence to work with innovative technology to create the material tomorrow’s world will be made of.


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.


We are at the forefront of the steel industry with a plan to change the way we make steel to significantly reduce GHG emissions in the short term, while reaching net zero before 2050. Ours will be the first integrated steelmaking site in the world to make this transformation and it will happen by 2028. Our global company is leading the world with significant decarbonization projects in North America and Europe and our site is key to this plan.


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 / Senior Researcher - Energy & Decarbonization

(Permanent Position)



The ArcelorMittal Dofasco research lab has a staff of ~90 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.


The Primary Process Research group plays a pivotal role in developing and deploying technologies to reduce GHG emissions and support ArcelorMittal’s goal of achieving net-zero steelmaking by 2050. The Energy Researcher role within ArcelorMittal’s Global R&D department will identify and develop new technologies and solutions, to improve primary process efficiency and support developing roadmaps for steelmaking decarbonization. This position will support activities across the primary steelmaking process within ArcelorMittal plants. 


Who are we looking for?


The successful candidate will possess a strong background in thermodynamics, heat & mass balances, and high temperature industrial processes.  These skills will be applied to solve technical problems in a variety of process implementation or improvement R&D projects. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership to build and execute R&D projects, lead improvement studies, collaborate with Global R&D and assist business units in Primary Iron and Steelmaking at ArcelorMittal Dofasco.





  • Develop and execute R&D projects and studies in an industrial environment for assigned projects. This may include conducting lab experiments and/or industrial trials, and assessing and reporting on the results.
  • Interact with plant technology and operations personnel, as well as members of ArcelorMittal Global R&D, both in Hamilton and at other labs, to solve challenges or share knowledge.
  • Investigate energy optimization and process improvements simulations using models that are created by others and the candidate.
  • Perform techno-economic analyses of various scenarios of process implementations and provide recommendations on findings.
  • Collect, clean, and analyze plant data to provide technical assistance and support business decisions on energy, environmental factors or other areas within primary processes as needed.
  • Develop up-to-date awareness of technical developments in the ironmaking, energy and CO2 field through attendance at conferences, seminars and other training opportunities


Desired Qualifications:


  • University degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering.  Advanced degree would be preferred i.e. Masters, PhD or Post-Doctorate.
  • Knowledge of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer. Knowledge of chemistry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of techniques and tools for process analysis, mathematical modeling, numerical methods, optimization and simulation in Python or another language.
  • Knowledge, and preferably experience, of the primary processes within a steel plant.
  • Must be a self-starter capable of initiating projects and seeing them through to completion, with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to succeed while working on multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and show ability to work as a team member on cross-functional projects.
  • Effective deployment of R&D requires strong oral, presentation and written communication skills.  Should be able to communicate across a range of groups (operators to academics).
  • Willing to travel and represent ArcelorMittal Dofasco in discussions with other plants, labs, suppliers, etc. (~once per quarter).
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Although English is the standard language in ArcelorMittal, a second language is a benefit, e.g. French, Portuguese, Spanish, etc.


Work Environment:


  • Hours of work will generally be days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads.
  • Primarily office environment with lab/plant exposure as required.
  • This position may include travel to other ArcelorMittal plants and R&D facilities to deploy technology and run trials (~once per quarter).
  • This position is eligible for remote work in accordance with our remote work policy.



Hours of Work:


Normal hours of work are days, Monday to Friday, with extended hours as required to meet project deadlines or resulting from periods of peak workload. 




Total Rewards at ArcelorMittal Dofasco


  • We provide employees with a market competitive total compensation package. Our promise is to provide superior pay for superior performance, accompanied by comprehensive health and wellness, pension, vacation and related programs.
  • Competitive hourly rates and shift premium
  • On your first day you will immediately be eligible for:


  • Bonus paid quarterly based on Company performance on key goals. Your bonus target will be 10% or 15% of base salary earnings.
  • Company paid Defined Contribution Pension Plan. No employee contribution required. With employer contributions between 5 and 10%.
  • Competitive vacation allowances
  • Group Benefits with no health and dental premiums.
    • For health and dental claims you only pay amounts above the maximums the plan pays.
    • Life insurance premiums are shared with the company.


After two years of permanent company service you will participate in our Profit Sharing, where all permanent employees share equally in allocation of profits.
Other immediate benefits include:

  • Competitive vacation entitlements
  • PPE and workwear provided at no cost (if required)     
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Free access to three onsite fitness centers and our 70-acre recreation park with multiple arenas, fields and organized sports for you and your family

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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