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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Date Posted: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T1R9

Company: Gerdau

Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


The Mechanical Maintenance Facilitator is responsible for:

  • Providing minimum downtime for all plant equipment by preventive maintenance programs, troubleshooting and repairing any maintenance (mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, etc.) problems
  • Assigns daily projects and repairs and follows up with technical and/or physical assistance
  • Maintaining the mill in a functional, productive and safe operating condition
  • Carrying out the preventive maintenance program as related to cranes, machinery motors and other related equipment where routine adjustments are made and is available and adaptable to special problems which arise
  • Works closely with supervisors and superintendents within the company explaining and resolving maintenance problems
  • Keeps reports related to maintenance downtime log, work request log, and fab shop log, and records any changes that are made to the master plans
  • Training and orientation and must be able to communicate technical expertise in order to delegate responsibility to employees
  • Conducting routine safety activities including inspection tours, employee contacts, lock out audits, and contractor safety and ensuring that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas and are compliance with visual management standards
  • Direction of multi-craft maintenance mechanics in the rolling mill


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Responsible for maintaining safety of employees
  • Responsible for operational safety of equipment
  • Responsible for minimizing downtime
  • Cooperate with other departments
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for procuring non inventory parts and equipment
  • Responsible for handling the safety, schedule, performance, etc. for applicable trades


Must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, Provincial, and Local environmental regulations.




  • 2 or 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • 2+ years’ experience as maintenance or operations in a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Candidates with 5+ years’ maintenance supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership ability may be considered without a 2 or 4-year degree
  • People management skills, and ability to train and guide employees
  • Must have moderate knowledge or experience with industrial hydraulics, reading and understanding mechanical piping, and structural drawings
  • Experience with mechanical systems, water systems, and rotating equipment
  • Understanding of industrial automation, PLC's and HMI's
  • Computer proficient with systems such as Microsoft Office, AutoCad, and SAP  




  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


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 discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, ancestry, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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