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  • 22/08/2023

Process Metallurgist, Rod Mill (Peoria, IL, US)

Process Metallurgist, Rod Mill – We offer an exceptional bonus structure, competitive pay, and professional development opportunities!
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 profit sharing, flexible hours, and professional development opportunities.
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 Process Metallurgist in the Rod Mill who will work closely with quality, operations, and maintenance to ensure that optimum levels of performance are achieved for process control and product conformance to requirements.

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 cost of living increases, annual merit reviews, competitive pay, and upward career advancement opportunities supported by professional development.


Work with Rod Mill to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities in throughput, yield, safety, and other key areas.
Lead or participate in teams addressing these issues.
Function as the primary resource in application of improvement methods. Champion the concept of Continuous Improvement in assigned area through application of appropriate Quality tools.
Work closely with quality, operations, and maintenance to ensure that optimum levels of performance are achieved for process control and product conformance to requirements.
Participates with quality and operations personnel on specific projects to address development, implementation and maintenance of quality systems related to processes, materials, and products used in making the production of steel billets, rods, rebar and industrial wire.
Position is responsible in supporting the rod mill lab supervisor as back-up.


Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy from a four year college or university
Metallurgical, Material Science or equivalent technical degree from a four
year college or university
Two to five years of experience

PAY RANGE: $59,400 – $74,000

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 areas 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, continuous professional development, and career paths to include upward movement.
Flexible working hours and generous vacation, sick, and personal time off schedules.
Experienced team willing to support, learn, and grow with you.Liberty Steel and Wire is an Equal Opportunity Employer