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Job title :Refractory Engineer Reference :139637
Company :Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd
Professional Sector : Industry Sector :
Location : South Africa
Salary : 0.00 - 0.00
Applications open :2018-02-09Applications close :2018-02-15
Job Description

Columbus Stainless, founded in 1966 and part of the Multinational Acerinox Group, is
proud to be the only producer of stainless steel on the African Continent. Durable and
100% recyclable, stainless steel has boundless potential as the preferred metal for the
future, and Columbus remains dedicated to playing a significant role in South Africa’s growth and development.
To remain one of the top stainless steel producers, we recruit excellent caliber people and are committed to training and developing them to reach their full potential and share in our successes.


Refractory Engineer
This role will see you manage the installation and performance of the Refractories at the EAF, AOD vessels and CCM ladles, as well as monitor and continuously improve the life span of the refractories (while adhering to a QCDSM (Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Moral) framework and ensuring that business KPIs are met and improved).
You will oversee the three shift refractory teams in terms of: • Installation: Ensuring that all vessels are available and relined in time and acting as Columbus link with contractors responsible for physical installation • Testing different refractory materials, conducting investigations and reporting accordingly • Continuously managing quality improvements projects • Monitoring the life span of the refractories and recommending improved processes • Safety and quality compliance within the team in accordance with the relevant standards and cost-effectively executing all refractory-related
In order to apply, you will need a BSc or BTech (preferably BEng) in Metallurgy, plus knowledge of the processes and techniques of metallurgy, thermodynamics, pyrometallurgy and refractories, as well as refractory installation procedures and
techniques. 5 years’ experience in refractories management is needed, while knowledge of steel production processes will be an added advantage. Our ideal candidate will be able to handle stress, shows excellent attention to detail when dealing with high volumes of data and is a proactive, self-driven team player who is able to work independently. High quality and safety standards are important. Strong leadership and management skills are non-negotiable.

Send CVs for this post to recruit-steelplant@columbus.co.za

Interested and suitably qualified candidates can forward their applications to the person indicated at each post clearly stating the post being applied for in the subject line of their e-mail.
Applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.
Closing date: 15 February 2018
The appointment of a candidate is at the sole discretion of Columbus Stainless, taking into account factors considered relevant, including but not limited to our Employment Equity goals.
Correspondence will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the details contained in this advertisement are correct, any inadvertent error or omission will not prejudice the rights or obligations of Columbus Stainless and will be rectified immediately upon discovery.