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  • 13/06/2023

Department Manager, Steelmaking (Peoria, IL, US)

Department Manager, Steelmaking – We offer an exceptional bonus structure, competitive pay, and exceptional benefits!
We are a growing steel manufacturer producing billets, rebar, rod, industrial wire, and agricultural fence products, Red Brand, based in Bartonville, Illinois that offers its employees an exceptional bonus structure, competitive pay, and exceptional benefits.
The Company: Liberty Steel & Wire is on track for a record year and all products are 100% made in the USA. We are known for providing industry expertise, competitive pricing and responsive customer service. But most of all, our reliable inventory of steel, and strategically located facilities, promise to deliver in the most cost efficient and timely manner.
As part of a global organization, GFG Alliance, Liberty Steel & Wire is committed to the purpose of creating a sustainable future for industry and society. Focusing on change, family, and sustainability, Liberty Steel has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030.
We believe in recognizing change is a constant in the world, we are dynamic in that we seek to drive change rather than let it drive us. We pride ourselves on having an open mindset and continually challenging the status quo.
Liberty Steel & Wire is a Veteran Friendly Employer.

The Position: We are looking for a Department of Steelmaking to manage and direct the daily operations of a 225 ton, alternating current electric arc furnace, ladle met furnace, continuous six (6) strand billet caster and support operations (raw materials, refractories, and process control). The pay range we’re offering begins at $150k with a 25% target bonus.

We offer a 401k with company match, company paid life insurance and long term disability, generous vacation, sick, and personal time, nine paid holidays, three medical & prescription drug plans to choose from offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Dental and Vision plans, accident insurance, critical illness, and whole life, as well flexible spending accounts.
We also offer an exceptional bonus structure, annual merit reviews, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.


Responsible for managing the steelmaking and support operations (raw materials, refractories, process control, scheduling, as well as any outside vendors associated with the steelmaking operation) to improve processes, safety, quality, productivity, and reduce costs.
Responsible for the management of approximately 14 salaried and 101 hourly employees in these areas.
Reviews daily productivity by analyzing operating and maintenance data.
Interfaces closely with the Maintenance Department and the Rod Mill Department.
Assists in coordinating repairs to minimize downtime, as well as identifying areas for potential repair opportunities.
Responsible for daily adherence to Company/Departmental goals, policies, and procedures.
Responsible for developing, implementing, and enforcing plans to enhance safety, quality, and productivity while decreasing costs.


BS degree in Engineering or Metallurgy from a four-year college or university and four years related experience and/or training. (Will consider seven years melting and casting experience in lieu of degree).
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.

The Location: Liberty Steel & Wire is based in Peoria, IL. This is a great place to live because, it is affordable with cost of living in Peoria being 2% lower on average than other places in America and the area has plenty of opportunities to visit wonderful attractions that are fun for the whole family such as zoos, museums, and nature centers.
Why Should You Apply?

Great benefits, competitive pay, and an exceptional bonus structure!
On-the-job training and continuous professional development.
Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.

Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.