Algoma has been a cornerstone of the community for over 120 years. My father worked for Algoma as an employee and a contractor for the majority of his career. As a child, I can remember picking up my father at the gate and being fascinated by the heavy equipment and large buildings. From an early age, I always had an interest in Algoma and in making steel and so when I graduated from university and came back to the Soo I pursued a production role and grew my career from there.
I started out in Plate and Strip Finishing working in the plate loading area but I wanted to build on my schooling and so when an opportunity became available in the Customer Service group I applied. My time working on the commercial side of the business was rewarding but I felt drawn to the operation – the manufacturing processes and the equipment so I eventually took a posting back in the operation working as a production supervisor in the Plate and Strip Mill. I then moved to Material Reprocessing and assumed the scrap prep and vessel loading supervisor position where I have been since late 2015. This is where I learned the scrap side of the business which is a perfect fit for my new role as the Front Line Supervisor for the new EAF Scrap Facility, for which I am now in training.
Working at Algoma has afforded me a great lifestyle. I get up in the morning and want to come to work.