Within the steel industry, employees fall into three basic groups: (1) production, (2) maintenance and (3) professional and managerial positions.
This group makes up one of the basic components of a steel mill operation. Those on production lines/units are responsible for ensuring that operations are performed according to the highest standards. Examples of line operations include rolling mills, piercing mills and blast furnaces.
Maintenance crews are responsible for keeping production lines in good working order. This group plays a key role in the basic operation of a steel mill.
Professional and Managerial Positions
These individuals help steel companies market, finance and develop various operations. This fast-growing segment of employment offers traditional and non-traditional opportunities to make a difference within the steel industry.