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Engineering Leadership Development Program

Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T 1R9

Company: Gerdau

About Us:

Gerdau is a major steel manufacturing company, operating in 10 countries, and employing over 30,000 individuals.  The North American business divisions (Gerdau Long Steel North America and Gerdau Specialty Steel North America) produce long and special steel products for the agriculture, energy, industrial, automotive, and manufacturing markets.  We stimulate the economy through our network of recycling operations and mills, operating ten mills in the US and three in Canada.  Our mills utilize efficient and clean production practices, including the use of electric arc furnace (EAF) technology.  The use of this technology and its processes makes our steel one of the greenest choices available. 


Why You’ll Love it Here:

At Gerdau, we want our people to know their value and worth as professionals and global citizens.  Our company’s purpose reflects that sentiment: Empowering people who build the future.  Regardless of an employee’s role within the organization, we want everyone to recognize the contributions and attributes they bring to Gerdau can greatly impact our success as a company.


G.Future: Gerdau’s Next Generation of Leaders:

To invest in our junior talent, Gerdau proudly offers G.Future, a program designed to develop future leaders for the company.  As members of this leadership program, participants will be put through an intensive 18-month program that utilizes on-the-job learning, classroom training, coaching and ongoing mentorship from various leaders to shape the G.Futures into our future managerial and technical leaders.  Some of the experiences of this program include:

  • G.Futures will be responsible for solving large- and small-scale problems.  Examples include creating mechanical components/assembly drawing(s), proposing business methods to optimize product output and redirect process prioritization to improve current production standards.
  • Work as a leader managing the strategic implementation of overall business goals.
  • G.Future also offers a Mentorship Program, a unique feature designed to help participants build a successful career.  Your mentor will be a seasoned professional within the company who will facilitate your integration with Gerdau, help you understand Gerdau’s values and business culture and streamline your training by providing you technical knowledge and business vision.
  • Visit our customers and suppliers to gain in-depth knowledge of our business from beginning to end.
  • Gain a holistic view and acumen of the industry by working with each level of Gerdau North America, as well as travel to various destinations throughout the US and Canada.
  • Further your development by interacting with other G.Futures from across North America while tackling some of the organization’s biggest challenges.
  • Grow a set of managerial, interpersonal, analytical and technical skills.
  • Work with software such as AutoCad, AutoCad Inventor, SAP, PLEX and Excel.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in:
    • Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial Engineering
    • Material Sciences/Metallurgy
    • Other applicable degree
  • Recent graduate within the last two years – recently completed or be in the process of completing degree prior to program start.
  • Record of high academic achievement (minimum GPA 2.5, preferred GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Preference for those with a degree-related internship/co-op experience
  • Well-rounded applicants with leadership roles in student organizations or extra-curricular activities
  • A high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment
  • Willing to travel to various locations within Canada and the United States during the length of the program.