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Production Shift Supervisor

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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 US and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the world.  Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why You’ll Love it Here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people.  Gerdau’s growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence.  The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the world.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation, and creating products that serve humanity.


Description of the Job

Under the direction of the Rolling Mill General Foreman/Manager, this position is primarily accountable for a shift crew of approximately 20 employees tasked with the production of hot rolled steel bars.  The incumbent is responsible for ensuring employee and equipment safety, productivity targets, quality standards and customer specifications are met. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing and maintaining a safe work environment for employees and assuring enforcement of safety practices and regulations.
  • Oversee and supervise a shift of 10 – 20 employees to ensure safe and reliable operation of plant production equipment.
  • Ensure that all employees work in accordance with all Company policies and procedures and documents.
  • Ensure throughout the shift that proper methods and procedures are being followed and that quality, safety, environment standards are being met.
  • Promote teamwork and good employee relations, through training, evaluations and feedback, and consistent application of the collective agreement.
  • Work in collaboration with the Operations team and other departments (Maintenance, Warehouse, etc.)
  • Prepare and submit daily shift reports on Safety, Production, and overall shift performance.
  • Departmental housekeeping – promote and actively develop 5S methodology.
  • Lead team activities to improve goals.
  • Ensure all environmental practices and guidelines are followed.
  • Assist Department Manager to develop a safety and environmentally conscious team by ensuring team and safety meetings are held regularly and overall safety performance is assessed and reviewed during monthly crew meetings.
  • Conduct accident and incident investigations and complete required forms to determine the root cause to prevent future reoccurrences.



The ideal candidate for this position will possess:

  • A minimum of 5 years of production supervision experience in a unionized environment
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Steel industry or heavy manufacturing experience
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills, together with a results-driven approach
  • Good technical and troubleshooting skills
  • Self-motivation and an efficient problem-solver
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • SAP and Kronos experience (an asset)
  • Ability to work 12-hour continental shift rotations a must.


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.

If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or