Simon Took

Simon Took
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Simon Took


EdTalk Video: Focus on science, technology, engineering, maths STEM careers at BlueScope

Video Synopsis:

At BlueScope, we create and inspire smart solutions in steel, strengthen our communities and help build a better future. In partnership with our customers, our products and brands have shaped everything from hospitals and schools, bridges and stadiums to fences and homes from our cities to our countryside and coast; Australian buildings and infrastructure that influence the way we live and work, now and in the future. We’re innovators, powered by the passion and skills of our extraordinary team of more than 14,000 people in over 100 locations around the world. Our forward thinking, technology and expertise have helped us to succeed in some of the fastest-growing economies in the world. What follows is a glimpse into how STEM powers our business and provides opportunities in a range of careers, right here in Australia.


Simon Took, of BlueScope, is the Manager of the Hot Mills department in the Port Kembla Steelworks. The Hot Mills produces over 3 million tonnes of Hot rolled steel products for the building and construction market in Australia.

A graduate of Materials Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Simon has 26 years of experience in the industry across many roles, Simon has relied on his STEM skills throughout his career. From collecting samples of stainless products and examining them under a microscope, to managing a crew on continuous shift work for the safe production of 200 000 tonnes of Colorbond ® annually, to owning the quality outcomes of Colorbond ® steel, Simon has a strong grounding in the fundamentals of manufacturing, quality control and productivity.