27 episodes

Join host Martin Feld as he interviews BlueScope people around the world about their careers, teams and projects. Along the way, you'll learn how they create strong, resilient products and workplaces to benefit our communities for the future.

Voices of BlueScope Bluescope

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Join host Martin Feld as he interviews BlueScope people around the world about their careers, teams and projects. Along the way, you'll learn how they create strong, resilient products and workplaces to benefit our communities for the future.

    27. At Lindenfels with George Edgar

    27. At Lindenfels with George Edgar

    We welcome a special guest back to our Port Kembla Steelworks in Australia: Mr. George Edgar, who was the first-ever Wollongong-born-and-raised General Manager of the site. Meeting at the historic former general manager’s residence, Lindenfels, George shares his personal story and insights into how steelmaking has changed over time.

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    Watch a shorter version of this interview at TVBlueScope on YouTube, which includes shots of Lindenfels and other archival footage and images.
    Port Kembla Steelworks (BlueScope in the Illawarra)
    Wollongong, New South Wales
    Metallurgy
    Cleary Bros
    Australian Iron & Steel
    Lysaght (Australian company)
    Lysaght (company website)
    FocusOn Hot Strip Mill (TVBlueScope video)
    The 'Engineering Building' is now the Sirius Building.
    FocusOn Continuous Casting (TVBlueScope video, showing slabs today)
    Whyalla, South Australia
    John B. Prescott
    EPA = Environmental Protection Agency
    BHP Steel became BlueScope, following its spin-off from (then) BHP Billiton in 2002.
    Our Bond
    Mount Keira
    Augustus Albert 'Gus' Parish
    Learn more about No. 6 Blast Furnace in Major Projects at the Port Kembla Steelworks (TVBlueScope video).
    Historical reference to Jerry Platt as General Manager Iron & Steelmaking in Port Kembla
    The Dam Busters (1955 film)
    See shots of Lindenfels in WIN News BlueScope Community Event and 90 Years of the Steelworks (TVBlueScope video).

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

    26. The Cadetship Experience

    26. The Cadetship Experience

    We meet five people at the Port Kembla Steelworks in Australia, including Miranda Du Toit, Callum Bourke, Rosa Tran, Michael Thompson and Simon Took. They are at different stages of their careers but they all have one thing in common: they started at BlueScope as cadets. In each conversation, you'll learn about their career paths, skills and what motivates them in their work.

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    Read a transcript of the episode.
    Discover and apply for a cadetship. Kick-start your career with us in 2023!
    Find more opportunities at BlueScope Careers in Australia.
    The Cadetship Experience at BlueScope (accompanying TVBlueScope video with interview excerpts)
    Chemistry
    Electrical engineering
    Materials engineering (or materials science)
    Mechanical engineering
    Faces of BlueScope: Careers in Engineering (TVBlueScope video)
    Tyler Leggett — Electrical Engineering Cadet in Port Kembla (TVBlueScope video)
    Olivia Tonitto — Materials Engineering Cadet in Port Kembla (TVBlueScope video)
    Ryan Jut — Mechanical Engineering Cadet in Port Kembla (TVBlueScope video)
    Elisabeth Fry — Mechanical Engineering Cadet in Port Kembla (TVBlueScope video)
    Where we are — BlueScope's global sites
    University of Wollongong
    Sustainability at BlueScope
    Learn more about our strategy and goals for climate action and sustainability in episode 25 of Voices of BlueScope.
    Safe and inclusive workplaces
    BOS = basic oxygen steelmaking
    FocusOn Basic Oxygen Steelmaking — 360-degree Tour (TVBlueScope video — drag or swipe to move the 360-degree video)
    STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Careers at BlueScope (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn BlueScope's Innovation Laboratories, feat. weathering lab (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn Materials Investigation at Central Lab (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn Automatic Guided Vehicles, feat. coil shots (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn Hot Strip Mill (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn Continuous Casting (TVBlueScope video) — see slab-casting in action!
    Interested to see what a podcast looks like? View a screenshot of the editing timeline for this episode.

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

    25. Climate Action and Sustainability

    25. Climate Action and Sustainability

    In this episode, we're joined by three BlueScope people, who discuss the company's strategy for climate action and sustainability across its global operations—now and for the future. They are: Anna Matysek (Head of Climate Change); Chris Page (Head of Future Technologies); and Gretta Stephens (Chief Executive Climate Change and Sustainability).

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    BlueScope Sustainability Reporting Suite — including links to our Sustainability Report, Climate Action Report and other resources
    Our Purpose & Our Bond
    Decarbonised (or low-carbon) economy
    R&D = research and development
    DRI = direct reduced iron
    Hydrogen
    Iron ore
    Carbon
    Blast furnace
    The Blast Furnace Process at Port Kembla Steelworks (TVBlueScope video)
    Blast Furnace Walk Past in 360 Degrees (TVBlueScope video — drag or swipe to move the 360-degree clip)
    Natural gas
    Rio Tinto
    Memorandum of Understanding with Rio Tinto
    Shell plc
    Shell Australia
    Memorandum of Understanding with Shell
    Pilbara, Australia
    BOS = basic oxygen steelmaking
    FocusOn Basic Oxygen Steelmaking — 360-degree Tour (TVBlueScope video — drag or swipe to move the 360-degree video)
    Electrical Energy into Chemical Energy (TVBlueScope video)
    Illawarra, Australia
    Electrolysis
    DRI - Melter - BOF Pathway (TVBlueScope video)
    Pig iron
    Scrap
    FocusOn Scrap Steel Recycling (TVBlueScope video)
    EAF = electric arc furnace
    North Star BlueScope Steel
    Learn more about North Star's expansion in episode 18 of Voices of BlueScope and in a dedicated video on our YouTube channel.
    BlueScope Recycling (formerly MetalX)
    BlueScope's sustainability outcomes
    ResponsibleSteel™
    ResponsibleSteel™ certifies responsible production and sourcing practices
    worldsteel
    BlueScope named worldsteel Sustainability Champion
    Glenbrook, Aotearoa New Zealand
    New Zealand Steel
    Interested to see what a podcast looks like? View a screenshot of the editing timeline for this episode.

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

    24. Health and Well-being with Steph O'Dwyer

    24. Health and Well-being with Steph O'Dwyer

    As Health, Well-being and Innovation Manager at BlueScope Australian Steel Products, Steph O'Dwyer discusses her career, the importance of health and well-being and how it felt to be recognised with the Safety Advocacy Award at the 2022 Women in Industry Awards.



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    Occupational health and safety (OH&S)
    Milo (drink)
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971 film)
    Blog: Steel Safety Day 2022 — Working at heights by worldsteel
    Employee assistance program (EAP)
    Deborah Keep (Steph's reference to 'Deb Keep Program')
    Women in Industry
    LinkedIn post during the 2022 Women in Industry Awards about Steph's Safety Advocacy Award

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

    23. Stories from No. 6 Blast Furnace

    23. Stories from No. 6 Blast Furnace

    As we explore and move towards new alternatives in steelmaking, planning is underway for a massive project to reline the currently dormant No. 6 Blast Furnace at our Port Kembla Steelworks in Australia. To celebrate this and acknowledge the hard work of those who came before, we welcomed back to our Port Kembla Steelworks four former employees who contributed to the original launch of the No. 6 Blast Furnace in 1996: Darryle Lathlean, Peter Cross, Ron Buchan and Syd Webb. Reminiscing about their past work and looking to the future, they kindly shared their personal stories in separate interviews with us.



    Links and Show Notes

    Read a transcript of the episode.
    Port Kembla, New South Wales
    Port Kembla Steelworks
    The Blast Furnace Process at Port Kembla Steelworks (TVBlueScope video)
    Blast Furnace Walk Past in 360 Degrees (TVBlueScope video — drag or swipe to move the 360-degree clip)
    Faces of BlueScope: Former Employees Return to No. 6 Blast Furnace (TVBlueScope video showing podcast interviewees' responses on the blast furnace deck)
    Faces of BlueScope: Engineers at No. 5 Blast Furnace (TVBlueScope video about the next generation of engineers at Port Kembla)
    Interested to see what a podcast looks like? View a screenshot of the editing timeline for this episode.

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

    22. Talking Trades with Tay Kruizinga

    22. Talking Trades with Tay Kruizinga

    We chat with Tay Kruizinga, a Licensed Graded Tradesperson in Port Kembla, Australia, who received the HVTC award for Apprentice of the Year in 2021, along with other significant accolades. She tells her personal career-change story, shares what she loves about her role and explains how other women can pursue work in trades.





    Links and Show Notes

    Read a transcript of the episode.
    Pictured with Tay in MP3 artwork for podcast chapter four: Michael Ruddock (Manager, Southern Regions at HVTC)
    Tradesperson
    Apprenticeship
    Faces of BlueScope: Tay Kruizinga, Licensed Graded Tradesperson (TVBlueScope video)
    FocusOn New Apprentices in 2021 (TVBlueScope video featuring then-new recruits)
    FocusOn Basic Oxygen Steelmaking - the BOS (TVBlueScope video)
    HVTC
    TAFE NSW
    Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT
    NSW Training Awards by Training Services NSW
    Analytics
    Data centre
    Port Kembla, New South Wales
    Port Kembla Steelworks
    Sydney (Australia)
    An earlier LinkedIn post about one of Tay's awards
    BlueScope and Sydney Water (TVBlueScope video with more of an explanation of water recycling)
    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths Careers at BlueScope (TVBlueScope video)
    Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
    Automation
    FocusOn Semi-automated Packing Line at Springhill (TVBlueScope video as an example of automation for safety and efficiency)

     

    Edited by Martin Feld

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