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Electrical Engineer

Date Posted: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau


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.


At Gerdau our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit.  Gerdau’s rewards are designed to start you off on your career with a balanced picture for both your short-term goals and your long-term success.



  • Maintain goal and project data bases. Perform trend analysis on the performance data as well as identify commonalities within the data.
  • Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting.   
  • Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  • Develop and coach employees on capabilities and knowledge in the application of the QIS methodology and participate (as needed) in QIS events.
  • Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, FA, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  • Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  • Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  • Implement and coordinate CAPEX projects, and Annual Action Plan Improvement Projects.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  • Provide consulting services to the departments on improvement methodologies and tools. Design new and revamp existing structures, systems, and equipment.
  • Provide support in implementation, maintenance, and follow up on the vertical and horizontal help chain.
  • Serves as a coach to all production and maintenance employees, and plant management.
  • Assist with all safety activities.



  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescriptio, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training


A qualified candidate should possess the following:

  • Possess good communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas, give feedback, resolve conflicts, and point out areas where improvement is needed.
  • The ability to develop a positive relationship with employees in order to develop credibility.
  • Results oriented with the ability to motivate others.
  • Four year college degree in Engineering combined with 3 years electrical engineering experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with automation and controls (Allen Bradley PLC's and HMI's preferred). 
  • Knowledge and experience with medium voltage distribution systems and power transformers experience is preferred.  


Application Process


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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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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