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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Quality Assurance Technical Assistant (5154)

Location: Durant, OK (0294)  
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Technical Assistant to join our Quality Assurance team at our steel micro-mill in Durant, OK! The main focus of this position is to assist with the continuous improvement needs including product quality, processes, cost efficiency, inventory control, reduction of waste and management of physical and spectrometer lab. This individual will learn all facets of the steelmaking process through working hands on with the equipment while also managing data collection and analysis. Successful candidates will have a strong safety mindset and a desire to learn about the steel industry.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Show a safety-first mindset; recommend improvements to make the workplace safer for self and others.
• Loop train through all departments of the Mill
• Manage data analysis and recommend process improvements.
• Responsible for reliability and accuracy of analytical and measuring devices.
• Maintain a continuous focus on cost and ways to decrease cost.
• Work day shift principally, but expected to cover lab coverage deficiencies, which potentially includes weekends and holidays.
• Demonstrate dependability in attendance, work completion, and flexibility in schedule to meet business needs.
• Work well with team members or independently; give and receive feedback in a constructive manner.
• Make timely and sound decisions; uses resources wisely.
• Display a positive, can-do attitude; maintain composure when faced with a difficult situation.
• Ability to stand for up to 12 hours; frequent walking or climbing stairs.
• Must be able to frequently lift up to 25 lbs, and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
• Push and pull up to 90 lbs. and carry 50 lbs. up to 100 ft.
• Ability to work with exposure to extremes in temperature, dust fumes and mists, uneven surfaces, loud noise, heights, and confined spaces.

Experience and Skill Requirements

• Organized and shows attention to detail, with a "get it right the first time" mindset.
• Willing to learn about the steel industry and steel-making process; enjoys tackling new challenges.
• Strong computer skills such as familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. SAP experience a plus.
• Strong communication skills required. Must read, speak and understand English language in verbal and written communication.
• 1-2 years of data collection and statistics experience required.
• Experience working in a manufacturing environment is a plus.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED is required. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technologies, Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred.


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.