Head of Furnace and Water Treatment

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- Ensure the availability and performance of the slab reheating furnaces.
- To ensure the availability and performance of the furnace cooling circuit.
- Ensure the availability and performance of water treatment (decarbonation and ubuchim).
- Develop and implement solutions to improve furnace and water treatment.
Main responsibilities:
- Ensure the availability and performance of furnaces and water treatment plants.
- Manage furnaces and water treatment in terms of processes and teams:
Manage the quality of work,
Ensure parts availability,
Coordinate and train staff
- Manage the furnace maintenance plan (spare parts, consumables, preventive work, etc.).
- Manage site processes (site opening, consignment, etc.) and subcontractors associated with the two sectors.
- Manage the water treatment contract and its maintenance plan.
- Participating in drawing up and monitoring the operating and investment budget
- Manage the CAPEX programmes associated with the two areas
- Working with Procurement to optimise the list of suppliers and subcontractors
- Demonstrate leadership in safety by example.
- Deploy the various management methods for safety, quality and compliance with ISO standards.


Hold a bachelor's degree in electro-mechanics and have 4 to 5 years' experience in a similar position or in reliability or maintenance in the heavy industry sector
- A degree in electro-mechanical engineering with 2 to 3 years' experience in a similar position or in reliability or maintenance in the heavy industry sector.

- In-depth knowledge of maintenance planning systems.
- Ability to coordinate teams, sub-contractors and all the various parties involved in order to achieve the objectives set (no hierarchical link)
- Ability to assess and manage risks in both sectors
- Demonstrate a good ability to delegate in order to cover the scope of the tasks to be carried out
- Propose improvements and implement processes, documentation, checklists, etc.
- Demonstrate autonomy, resourcefulness and the ability to take responsibility
- Ability to work effectively with cross-functional departments (communication, information exchange, etc.)
- be a hands-on person with analytical skills
- Demonstrate versatility in terms of knowledge of several maintenance subjects (electricity, hydraulics, mechanics, etc.)
- Ability to use a wide range of tools and techniques
- Basic knowledge of English
- Ability to solve local problems and be proactive in improving workflow and standards


French & English


Do you want to be part of a team where everyone has their say? Do you want to work in a fast-moving environment with plenty of opportunities for career development? You can make a difference and have your voice heard at NLMK Europe!
This is a unique opportunity to start, develop and grow in one of the world's most successful steel companies. NLMK's success is based on the strength of a team with family values and a strong international presence. A team that improves and innovates every day to be better than yesterday. Excellence, customer satisfaction and safety are our key drivers.

Placed on:Tue 9 January 2024
Location: Clabecq
NLMK Belgium Holdings

Rue des Rivaux 2
7100 La Louvière

Tel:064 27 27 11
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