Manufacturing Process Improvement Engineer

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: Cartersville, US, 30121

Company: Gerdau

This position is for domestic candidates only.

Manufacturing Process Improvement Engineer


We Have

  • A strong global presence with steel mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    

  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  

  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonus
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Professional Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other related fields.  
  • 3-5 years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods in a leadership role.
  • Previous experience in scrap processing, melting, refining and casting is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes.
  • Ability to train people and serve as a coach to employees. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, give feedback, resolve conflicts, and point out areas where improvement is needed, as well as the ability to develop a positive relationship with employees in order to develop credibility.
  • Must be results-oriented and have the ability to motivate others.


Your Purpose

You will work in a material manufacturing process advisory capacity with no direct reports. You will also coach all production and maintenance employees, and plant management, but your primary responsibility and accountability rest with higher levels of supervision. You will assist supervisors, department superintendents, and plant management in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. The major focus will be on continuous improvement and integration of improvement principles, technical and engineering principles, identifying best practices, consistent application of standards, and to act as a change agent to achieve a higher level of results by utilizing and implementing improvement processes. 


Your Work 

  • Develop, implement, and coordinated new as well as adjusting existing standards, structures, systems, and equipment.
  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects and reaching improvement through the application of the available methods and tools provided through Gerdau's Business Systems and improvement principles in conjunction with the use of technical and engineering principles.
  • Assist management with the Annual Action Plan and the administration of established policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Responsible for CAPEX projects and compiling and analyzing project data with a moderate level of budgetary and CAPEX related expenditures.
  • Moderate scope and breadth of responsibility for material manufacturing processes as well as the multitude and complexity of the equipment utilized in the manufacturing process. 
  • Provide oversight, contributions, and support of standardization processes, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results-oriented management, QIS, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies and safety. 

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. 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, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship. 


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