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Electrical Maintenance Manager

Date Posted: May 15, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau


For Gerdau, a Company with over 118 years of history and over 30,000 employees in 10 countries, the business culture is about all the multiple identities and the practice of values by each of its employees. 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. We are the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future. Gerdau is a publicly traded company listed on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges.

This position will also be a part of a new program at Gerdau called GMAKERS. The GMakers group will be comprised of 30 employees in North America and the program is taught by Hyper Island.  It’s is a ground breaking nine-month program, where GMAKERS will solve one or more business challenges given to them by the North American executive committee. GMAKERS will participate in online training and three total face-to-face master classes, in which they will learn Agile methodology, rapid ideation, human tools, collaboration, self-leadership, intrapreneurship, learning from failure, lean start up methodology, and innovation. GMAKERS will collaborate in person and remotely and at the end of the nine months, GMAKERS will present their project results.

Job Description


This position directly reports to the Rolling Mill Superintendent. The incumbent will coordinate the electrical maintenance efforts for the Rolling Mill, and will work closely with Mechanical Maintenance, to ensure the best maintenance results in the Rolling Mill.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • The major role of this job is to ensure routine management efforts are followed and opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the area of responsibility are identified.
  • The incumbent should be detail oriented and must be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization. The incumbent will be responsible for standardization administration as it relates to processes in control standards, management standards, routine procedures, job aids and one point lesions.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring standardization of processes within the area of responsibility.
  • These duties will include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of maintenance/reliability improvement programs and standards, technical training, 5S improvements, development and implementation of cost and environmental control goals, development and implementation of new and current preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures.
  • Develop and oversee budget for assigned area.


The Individual

  • Four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or other related field strong preferred.  May consider 8+ years of applicable experience in lieu of degree.
  • 2 + years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to maintenance and reliability practices. 
  • Strong working knowledge of the industrial manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy machinery and related equipment. 
  • Experience performing maintenance on high/ medium voltage industrial equipment preferred. 
  • Successful candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the business systems and the use of complex technical and engineering processes. Requires the ability to train and guide people. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills. People management skills a must.
  • Strong analytical computer skills.  Previous experience with SAP or other CMMS systems preferred.




  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Insurance
  • 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



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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