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Production Supervisor

Date Posted: Jun 6, 2019

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T 1R9

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:

Reporting to the Rolling Mill Routine Facilitator, the Production Supervisor provides leadership to and oversees unionized hourly employees in hot rolled bar production and packaging on an assigned shift in the Bar Mill.   The incumbent will direct production activities to meet process and product specifications, quality standards and safety regulations. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee and supervise a shift of 12 process operators to ensure safe and reliable operation of plant production equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair

• Ensure that all employees work in accordance with all Company policies and procedures and document and report immediately any violations to the Manager

• Ensure throughout the shift that proper methods and procedures are being followed and that quality, safety, environment standards are being met

• Manage procedure sign-offs and conduct regular safety and process audits

• Maintain good Employee relations, through training, evaluation, discipline and  consistent application of the collective agreement

• Assist in the Diagnosis and subsequent solutions of breakdowns and repairs

• Work in collaboration with the production team and other departments (Maintenance, Warehouse, etc.)

• Prepare and submit daily reports on production, individuals, 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 safety and environmental 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 completes required forms to determine root cause to prevent future reoccurrences  



• Post-Secondary degree in related field

• Previous supervisory experience in steel industry or heavy industrial production environment

• Good leadership, technical and troubleshooting skills

• Familiar with supervising in a unionized facility

• Ability to diagnosis breakdown maintenance problems and direct maintenance repair functions


Additional Information:

• This is a shift position 

• All successful candidates must pass a Post-Medical & Ergonomic Assessment

• Background, Education and Criminal record check will be performed



• Competitive wages 

• Health and Dental Benefits

• STI Bonus incentive eligible

• Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance

• Pension/RSP plan

• 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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