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Title:  LMF Operator 1


Mesa, AZ, US, 85212

Division:  Melt Shop
Job ID:  8181

it’s what’s inside that counts



There’s more to CMC than our steel products and the buildings, structures, and roads they go into. At CMC, it’s the people inside our recycling centers, fabrication plants, steel mills and offices that make us who we are as a company. Our success comes from finding, retaining, and supporting the highest quality talent by offering:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Training
  • Paid time off
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision
  • Company-paid life and disability
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Why This Job

CMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn the steel industry and grow in your career. Whether you will spend your day in an office cubicle, operating a crane or running the melt shop at one of our mills, at CMC, you’ll get the training and support from your team that you need to excel in your role and reach your full potential.

Position Overview

The individual operates the ladle metallurgy furnace (LMF) in accordance with all CMC policies and standard operating procedures, with the understanding that safety is our number one priority. The individual will also be responsible for performing the chemical analysis of steel samples from the furnace, LMF, and the caster. It will be the responsibility of the individual to ensure that all LMF equipment is functional and will collaborate with supervisors and maintenance for problem analysis and resolution. The individual will be responsible for ensuring that all heats are manufactured to CMC chemical specification and ship the heats to the caster in a timely manner. The individual will act as a subject matter expert to operations and shift personnel on all LMF related issues and work to improve efficiency and utilization.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

-A sound understanding of the liquid process route and the impact of upset conditions not only on the LMF station but the liquid process as a whole.
-A sound understanding of the secondary steelmaking process to ensure the job can be performed correctly. Topics would include the effect of high carbon versus low carbon heats, Calculation of liquids temperature and casting time, understanding de-oxidation, the effect of alloying elements and slag conditioning.
-Understand the computer programs such as Level 2 and HMI (Human Machine Interface) to help perform job effectively
-Determine chemical analysis by testing steel samples using a spectrometer
-Work with the liquid pulpit operator to maximize efficiency of the LMF (alloy/carbon recoveries)
-Take samples and temperatures as needed to ensure products are chemically and physically within specification.
-Take slag samples, perform slag analysis and treat synthetic slag as needed.
-Communicate slag analysis results to liquid process technician via radio and computer
-Visually monitor computer screens to ensure process is running safely and correctly
-Communicate co-ordination of ladle movements with hot metal crane operator when needed
-Manually control LMF, by operating mechanical components such as ladle car, electrodes arms, stir rod etc.
-Troubleshoot work related issues by using job knowledge, experience, and by communicating with others to solve the problem
-Work with the team to ensure all products are manufactured in accordance with CMC specifications safely and in a timely manner
-Change and add to electrodes as needed
-Perform housekeeping on a regular basis
-Perform routine calibration and standardization of the spectrometer
-Assist with maintenance of LMF during downtime
-Responsible for controlling and replenishing the inventory of consumables needed at the LMF operations floor
-Understand start up, shutdown, and emergency procedures for the LMF and Chemical Lab.
-Suggest improvements in work methods and procedures by verbally communicating ideas with supervisor or others
-Ability to work on elevated surface
-Ability to work in extreme heat

This position will require cross-training between the Furnace Operator, Ladle Furnace Operator and Caster Technician and understanding of the duties in each position.

H.S. or GED Required.

We are Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 company with a family feel that’s already part of your life. Our steel products have been supporting structures in more than 20 countries for over 100 years. And the secret to our success? We’ve built our legacy by assembling a team of innovators and doers to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing our world over the last 100 years — but we’re just getting started.


If you’re ready to reimagine ways to make the steel industry more sustainable, reinforce the bridges and roadways connecting our communities, and do meaningful work, you’re ready to join CMC. Apply today and start moving your career — and our world — forward. 


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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