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Junior Maintenance Planner

Date Posted: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T1R9

Company: Gerdau

About Gerdau

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America. Through its vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the Company serves a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes and fabricated steel to its customers throughout the US and Canada.


The Gerdau Cambridge Steel Mill has been a part of the local community since 1980 and has been producing hot rolled long steel products for construction, manufacturing and service center customers for over 30 years.



Job Summary

The Asset Reliability Process (ARP) Planner will provide coordination, direction and support for implementing and sustaining Asset Reliability Processes (ARP) to improve safety, equipment reliability, and product quality at optimum efficiency and costs.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to facilitate down-days and outages.
  • Planning and scheduling proactive maintenance on equipment including preventive, predictive, corrective maintenance, and project work.
  • Maximize equipment reliability.
  • Responsible for building detailed job plans, ordering parts and services for planned work, preparing work packages, managing the backlog for planned work, and ensuring proper data management.
  • Participate and assist with training programs for the maintenance and operations personnel regarding equipment care, new operating equipment, software, methodologies, and procedures.
  • Ensure timely completion of preventive maintenance and predictive work orders within specifications, and compliance with appropriate rules and regulations.
  • Managing non-emergency work and planned work backlog.
  • Developing procedures to improve safety, lower costs, and optimize resources with the Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  • Scheduling proactive maintenance work using a formal, systematic, and analytical approach.
  • Participating in the development of Annual Action Plans.
  • Conducting routine safety and maintenance activities including audits, maintenance task evaluations, employee contacts, and visibility tours as assigned.
  • Ensuring that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas.
  • Maintaining compliance with visual management standards.




  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in related technical field
  • Previous experience planning and scheduling equipment maintenance and reliability
  • Knowledgeable in heavy manufacturing and related engineering activities
  • Understands maintenance concepts and techniques
  • Expert in asset reliability and technology and systems
  • Ability to maintain knowledgeable on current technology and recommend changes accordingly
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Perform and prioritize a variety of tasks with minimal supervision
  • Broad knowledge of computer software applications



Additional Information

  • All successful candidates must pass a Post-Medical & Ergonomic Assessment
  • Background, Education and Criminal record check will be performed



  • Gerdau pay competitive wages
  • STI Bonus incentive eligible
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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