Are you ready to transform your career?

Midrex’s Operator Excellence Program is a 21-month paid intensive educational program that prepares a newly formed group of Commissioning Panel Operators to successfully commission and operate MIDREX® Plants across the world.

By joining this program, you will become a full-time Midrex teammate and enjoy many benefits, including comprehensive health insurance, competitive pay, retirement savings, and hands-on training provided by Midrex professionals at global plant sites.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Apply today and seize the opportunity to shape the future as a Commissioning Panel Operator!

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Phase 1

Classroom Training

Phase 2

On-site Training

Phase 3

Assignment Ready

Phase 4

Program Graduation

A Rewarding Career with Meaningful Impact

Join Midrex’s own Operator Excellence Program, where we merge training excellence with a pathway to a sustainable career future! Our mission is clear: to empower future leaders through a comprehensive and immersive training experience to equip them with the knowledge, skills and mindset necessary for modern DRI plant operations.

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Program Benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • Retirement Savings
  • Hands-on training provided by MIDREX professionals at global plant sites
  • Experience on-the-job training as well as formal classroom lectures on plant systems
FAQs About the Program

Are you passionate about making a significant impact in the iron and steel industry? Do you thrive in a small, dynamic team that tackles big challenges? Your opportunity to be a driving force in the future of this vital industry starts right here, right now.

Our ideal teammate would have and accept the following requirements:


• Previous experience with Microsoft Products including Word and Excel.
• Previous experience working with a team.
• Ability to direct people.
• Must be willing to work overtime as business needs require.
• Ability to work different shifts when required.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve with creative thinking.

• Previous experience in production operations such as steel production, blast furnaces, etc. – or chemical plant operations.
• Bilingual
• Experience in training others.
• OSHA 30 Hour Certification


• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Technical knowledge (preferably in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering).


• Up to 90% International and Domestic travel, often in a continuous period of up to six (6) continuous months or longer.


• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
• Physical ability to move around plant sites and climb ladders and stairs.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

We are seeking candidates for this position who do not require sponsorship.

  • Phase 1: Classroom TrainingIn the first phase of this program, you will participate in structured educational setting lead by some of our most knowledgeable field operations experts. Our team will cover fundamental concepts, and the relevant skills necessary for success in the field.
  • Phase 2: On-Site Training – Following the completion of the first phase, you will commence a rotation through three MIDREX® Plants for hands-on training. This phase enables the practical application of the knowledge acquired in the classroom, fostering a deeper understanding and skill development in real-world scenarios.
  • Phase 3: Assignment ReadyAfter 21 months of training, you will be a Midrex plant commissioning expert and ready for your first assignment! The experience and knowledge that you have acquired throughout this program will ensure that you lead with excellence in every plant commissioning throughout your new career.

Our learning environment is crafted to foster excellence and collaboration. We believe in cultivating not just skilled professionals but leaders who are committed to join us in transforming the industry. Graduates of the O.E. Program are not merely job-ready; they are industry pioneers, leading the way in successful Midrex plant commissioning.

Joining the O.E. Program isn’t just about acquiring skills; it’s about securing a career opportunity that aligns with your passion for embracing challenging work. Our graduates don’t just contribute to the industry; they play a pivotal role in shaping its future by using the knowledge acquired in this program and training our customers in the field on critical plant systems and operations. If you’re ready to embark on a journey that blends top-notch training with a sustainable career, the O.E. Program is your launchpad. Your training here isn’t just an education; it’s the key to unlocking a future where your skills meet purpose. Apply today and chart your course toward a career that matters!

📈 Professional Growth:

As part of our team, you won’t just have a job; you’ll have a career. We invest in our people, providing opportunities for continuous learning and development. Some of these opportunities include tuition reimbursement, membership for various associations, paid seminars and courses.

🌟Full-time Teammate Benefits:

  • Group Health Insurance: As a full-time Midrex teammate you will have access to health insurance for you and your dependents to include medical, dental and vision. Additional company paid benefits: Life, AD&D, Dependent Life and Travel Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability.
  • Overtime and Premium Pay: Earn more while exploring new destinations, with overtime and premium pay for travel.
  • Retirement Savings: You will also be eligible to participate in our 401k plan with a dollar for dollar match up to 6%.
  • Time Off: 4 weeks of paid vacation (inclusive of EOY office closure), 10 Midrex observed paid holidays, monthly accrual of R&R time while on assignment
  • Wellness: Here are Midrex we are big on teammate wellness, we offer an Employee Assistance Program that provides counseling sessions for mental wellness, financial and legal advisement and company-wide programs, challenges and educational opportunities.

🖐 Hands-on Training: 

Ability to receive hands-on training with both Midrex professionals and Midrex plant personnel at various plant sites around the world.


  1. Submit your application – via Paycom for the Commissioning Panel Operator position by visiting the “Apply Now” button towards the bottom of this page.
  2. Virtual Interview – If your skills align with the requirements of the program and position, a member of our People & Culture team will reach out to schedule a virtual interview.
  3. In-Person Interview – After taking a deeper dive into the role during the virtual interview, if you and our team feel as though you are a fit for the program and position, we will have you invite you our office for an in-person interview. During this interview you will be able to engage with your potential teammates, and experience firsthand the dynamic atmosphere at Midrex. It’s not just an interview; it’s an opportunity to connect and envision your future within Midrex.
  4. Offer – Congratulations! If selected for the program, receive a formal offer letter that marks the beginning of your official Midrex adventure.
  5. Onboarding as a Midrex Teammate – Once all pre-hiring steps are complete, your at journey at Midrex will begin in March 2024.

From a Midrex Teammate

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From a Midrex Teammate

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