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Continuous Improvement Specialist

Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

Continuous Improvement Specialist


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-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 automotive 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. 


You Have: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other related field required.
  • Preferred knowledge or experience in ISO Certification programs.
  • Requires 1-2 years of related experience in Quality Management and/or experience with business systems use, quality tools, lean manufacturing, and some statistical analysis.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Other required skills: Strong interpersonal skills, team player, quick learner, proactive, and can effectively lead a team of various levels to achieve results.
  • Any of these certifications are desired, but not required: Project Management (PMP), Lean Certification and/or DMAIC Black Belt.


Your Purpose:

Develop, implement and help maintain ISO certification and related quality systems.  Assist with testing and resolution relating to customer complaints, concerns and questions.

Support the company and employees to find ways to simplify, stabilize, improve and/or innovate routines and processes aiming to achieve superior results in the most significant areas. Provide the company and employees with methodology expertise, training, and solutions that support their needs for leveraging results, and be the steward of the methodologies and tools.


Your Work:

  • Coordinate/support the development, implementation, maintenance, and tracking of ISO process and Quality System.
  • Work closely with Quality Manager and Quality lab to monitor product quality and development and take necessary actions if required (provide additional training for employees, enforcement of procedures, arrange of further testing and/or disposition of nonconforming material).
  • Document Manager – assist in the development and control of Quality documents
  • Work with leaders to identify gaps and/or opportunities for improvements
  • Support the use of process stabilization and routine management
  • Lead, participate or support critical projects
  • Provide training, coaching, and expertise on methods and tools to support employees’ development
  • Pursue process simplification and better productivity
  • Learn and apply/transfer knowledge about Lean Concepts and tools when needed.
  • Manage and support the use of Six Sigma, QIS, and Ideas
  • Provide training on various items, such as relevant software, processes, etc.
  • Actively participates and contributes to all safety programs to improve safety in the department and location.


Your Benefits:

  • 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 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create