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EHS Specialist

Date Posted: Jan 9, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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.

Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Position provides Environmental support to the Charlotte Mill and Rail Products locations, and is expected to also develop to assist with Safety as well.  Responsibilities include:


  • Provides guidance and assistance with regards to pollution control, hazardous waste, environmental and OSHA issues, and assure ongoing compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.  
  • Collects samples and data required for various environmental permits.  Is also responsible for the preparation and timely filing of all related reports; such as hazardous waste, SARA, radiation protection, and several others.
  • Trains and coordinates employees assigned to tend and maintain environmental and radiation detection equipment.
  • Obtains and provides directions, guidance, and assistance as required to assure the most efficient and effective use of resources required for remediation activities and for short and long term environmental compliance in line with company policy.
  • Coordinates activities associated with any on-site landfill. This includes performing, monitoring and testing activities; ground water monitoring; landfill inspections including storm water drainage, vegetative or synthetic cover, and managing design, construction, related projects, maintenance and repairs.
  • Familiarity and exposure to OSHA safety policies and procedures as well as compliance requirements.


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Keep up-to-date with federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations. 
  2. Participate as directed in environmental compliance and remediation activities. 
  3. Participate as directed in safety compliance activities. 
  4. Maintain division’s environmental and safety files and reports. 
  5. Conduct on-site inspections to insure compliance with federal, state, and local health, safety, and environmental regulations and guidelines. 
  6. Maintain productive relationships with mill management and regulatory personnel. 
  7. Responsible for carrying out company policy, programs and procedures



  • Bachelor's Degree Required, Environmental or Health and Safety focus preferred.
  • Specific knowledge of federal environmental regulations and familiarity with manufacturing operations.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in environmental compliance and/or safety.


Application Process

Gerdau is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte