Steven Ling likes common challenges

"The best part of the job is the team I work with"

Steven Ling at Scunthorpe

Assistant Works Manager Steven Ling is based at our Scunthorpe site and has worked for LKAB Minerals for the past 3 years.

Prior to joining the company, he completed an apprenticeship before moving to British Steel and then on to the LKAB GGBS team. He’s a trained electrician and says the best thing about his job is the support of his colleagues.

Tell us about your job at LKAB Minerals.
“I am responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day activities and production for the site in conjunction with the Works Manager. I also deputise for the Works Manager when this is required. I am a trained electrician, so I also use these skills to assist the electrical and mechanical supervisors where possible.”

How did you end up at LKAB Minerals?
“I worked at the British Steel site next door since completing my apprenticeship. I was looking for a new challenge and when I heard about the vacancy here, I realised it was a great opportunity. I have not looked back since.”

What challenges do you face in your job?
“I am new to this job role, so I face challenges on a regular basis. Every day I learn something new.”

What’s the best part of the job?
“The best part of the job is the team I work with. Whenever we are faced with a challenge you know everyone is there to help and work together to solve the issue.”

Facts of life

Lives: Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, 105 km east of Manchester and 1930 km south-west of Kiruna.
Interests: I regularly play 6 a-side football and play golf in the summer. I have a young family, so we like to spend time together going away and seeing new places.
Education: Apprentice Trained Electrician with FdEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Favourite film: The Shawshank Redemption.