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IT - MES (Manufacturing Execution Specialist)

Algoma (prev. Essar Steel Algoma Inc.)

Job Type: Permanent Full


Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada

The Company

For over a century Algoma has a proud history and strong traditions of being an industry leading manufacturer of hot and cold rolled sheet steels in carbon and high strength low-alloy grades and we are Canada’s only plate producer. We are integral to the making of many of our modern day buildings, products and appliances. Our steel is used in construction, mining, manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, energy resources including renewable energy and military applications throughout North America. Today’s steel industry is rapidly evolving and so are we, bringing new products to market that our customers need for their success. We are inviting everyone who has a talent and drive for superior performance, a desire to be part of a team of steel industry professionals focused on transforming our company to continue our century long tradition of delivering high quality steel products to our customers, improving the quality of life for our community, demonstrating industry-leading environmental stewardship and providing rich and rewarding careers for our employees.

Key Deliverables

  • Apply, maintain and enhance Algoma's hardware or software systems and architecture.
  • Design, develop and implement software solutions to support Algoma’s operating environments.
  • Provide programming services to interface with external systems.
  • Provide analytical and design expertise.
  • Provide technical guidance that supports information technology users.
  • Provide technical guidance to recommend and support the implementation of improvements to Information Technology for IT service users.
  • Provide 24x7 support to the operating areas
  • Support and drive the achievement of continuous improvement objectives in departments and align corporate quality improvement projects with the requirements of the current and future market place.

Core Competencies and Skills Required

  • Minimum two (2) year College Diploma in Information Technology OR Minimum two (2) years recent experience in an Information Technology department successfully programming in one or more of the following:
    • MS Visual studio
    • COM
    • DCOM
    • Perl
    • XML
    • XML Schema
    • SQL Server
    • Java
    • MES
    • LSA95
  • Must have ability to effectively communicate with operations and Management utilizing strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency and relevant experience using MES is a definite asset.
  • Working experience in multiple operating systems such as Windows, OpenVMS, Unix, Linux.
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Excellent analytical / trouble shooting skills.

If you meet the qualifications for this position and are committed to a challenging career with a dynamic company, in a community that offers superior quality of life, we encourage you to apply today.

To apply or to learn more about our company, please visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace. Accommodation is available for applicants with a disability. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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