IT Manager

IT Manager

In the fast-paced steel industry, IT Managers are the tech wizards who ensure all computer systems run smoothly, securely and efficiently. They're the backbone of the digital side of operations, from managing software and hardware to keeping cyber threats at bay.

Starting as an IT Manager can lead to higher positions within the field, such as Chief Information Officer (CIO), IT Director, or roles that specialise in cybersecurity, data management, or network architecture.

What does an IT Manager do?

Oversees the installation, maintenance and upgrade of computer systems and networks

Ensures data security, network access and backup systems are in place and effective

Manages the IT department's staff and oversees departmental operations

Develops and implements IT policy and best practice guides for the organisation

Conducts regular system audits and leads disaster recovery and contingency planning

Stays up-to-date with the latest technologies and infrastructure upgrades

What qualifications do I need?

Becoming an IT Manager in the steel industry typically requires a combination of education in information technology and practical experience. Year 12 is preferred for most courses, with studies in English and maths.

Examples of courses:

  • Certificate IV in Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Master of Information Systems

What skills do I need?

  • Love of technology and computers
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Passion for continuous learning
  • Organisation, planning and persuasion
  • Communication skills—written and verbal
  • Enthusiasm, accuracy and precision

Average Salary

An IT Manager in the steel industry can expect to earn an average salary between $80,000 and $150,000 annually, depending on experience, qualifications, and the size of the organisation.

Why opt for a career in steel?

The steel industry has a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars we drive, and the houses we live in, to the roads and bridges we travel across every day, the steel industry shapes our world. With a career in steel, students can play a part in this vital industry. Access our resources below to engage your students with the steel industry.