Mechanical Maintenance Coordinator

In partnership with our client, a global leader in the steel industry, we are seeking an experienced Mechanical Maintenance Coordinator – Steel Making to support industrial capital projects at their manufacturing facility near Mobile, AL. This is a direct hire opportunity.


The ideal candidate will spearhead mechanical maintenance for the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF), Ladle Metallurgy Facility (LMF), Degasser, Slab Caster, and supporting auxiliary equipment. He/she will lead training of maintenance mechanics and the development of maintenance procedures, while participating in the development of equipment maintenance plans to ensure a safe and reliable start-up and continuous operation.


Position will have two phases: Phase 1 – Initial Project Execution/Start Up Phase 2 – Operations going forward once project complete.



  • Project Execution and Start-up phase (~ 1.5 years):
    • Perform construction site safety walkthroughs and establish supervisor safety contacts
    • Lead training of mechanical maintenance staff and development of maintenance procedures prior to startup
    • Perform miscellaneous tasks to support construction activities
    • Evaluate and interview candidates for maintenance positions during the hiring process
    • Contribute to and ensure HIRAC safety reviews are performed for maintenance procedures
    • Ensure development of energy control procedures meet operational needs
    • Perform mechanical early equipment management reviews of OEM equipment
    • Contribute to development of equipment commissioning plan and factory acceptance testing (performance guarantees)
    • Contribute to the development of equipment maintenance plans prior to start-up
  • Operations Phase (Operations going forward once project complete):
  • Responsible for Safety, Quality, Environmental and Equipment Availability of Steelmaking Mechanical equipment, while assisting with electrical needs when necessary.
  • Lead or participate in incident root cause analysis and corrective actions for major failures: safety incident, environmental deviation, quality deviation, production loss.
  • Investigate during the shift safety, quality, environmental and production incidents
  • Check and ensure Steelmaking equipment complies with all environmental regulations
  • Ensure technicians are appropriately trained to perform their duties
  • Lead mechanical team to achieve performance KPIs: Equipment availability, schedule compliance, PM compliance, delay rates
  • Communicate and provide leadership and vision to Maintenance Mechanics
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect
  • Demonstrate and promote Company Purpose and Values: Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
  • Organize the team’s work schedules, vacations, and fill-ins
  • Evaluate performance of mechanics and take actions to develop their, skills including disciplinary corrective actions
  • Ensure housekeeping standards are implemented and maintained
  • Identify appropriate counter measures in case of non-achievement of performance targets
  • Troubleshoot equipment to limit unplanned downtime
  • Work with EAF, LMF, RH, refractory interfaces for the overall benefit of steelmaking mill
  • Communicate and plan with the production team to ensure equipment maintenance is coordinated with the production schedule
  • Lead mechanical maintenance planning and scheduling activities, including downturns and outages
  • Report data and take actions as needed or directed by upper management
  • Provide resources to engineers and specialists for achieving their objectives
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams on continuous improvement projects
  • Lead and/or participate in continuous improvement activities
  • Assist with budget development and budget management in support of the Area Manager



  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field; or equivalent experience leading a team in a steelmaking/melt shop environment
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in steelmaking industry in engineering, management, or similar role; 6+ years of experience in management position in steelmaking industry preferred
  • Strong management skills with the ability to lead a team with minimal supervision
  • In depth process control knowledge
  • Experience to motivate and drive individuals toward a win-win situation
  • Intermediate computer skills to include Microsoft Office and SAP
  • Technical knowledge of Mechanical Equipment to include hydraulics, electro-mechanical systems, cooling water systems, baghouses, pneumatics, pumps, chain drives, belt drives, gearboxes, overhead cranes, etc. strongly desired
  • Technical & process knowledge of a Melt Shop preferred
  • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments; Leads by example
  • Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Consistently achieves results, even under tough and uncertain circumstances
  • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Builds strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
  • Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives



  • Report to: Area Manager Mechanical Maintenance – Steelmaking
  • Direct reporting team members: None during project phase; 9+ Maintenance Mechanics and contractors during operations phase


Company provides industry leading compensation package including relocation, annual bonus, PTO, holidays, etc.  Equal Opportunity Employer.