2024 Engineering Leadership Development Program- Fort Smith, AR

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

About Us: Gerdau is a major steel manufacturing company, operating in 10 countries and employing over 30,000 individuals. The North American business divisions (Gerdau Long Steel North America and Gerdau Specialty Steel North America) produce long and special steel products for the agriculture, energy, industrial, automotive and manufacturing markets. We stimulate the economy through our network of recycling operations and mills, operating ten mills in the U.S. and three in Canada. Our mills utilize efficient and clean production practices, including the use of electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. The use of this technology and its process makes our steel one of the greenest choices available.  


G.Future: Gerdau’s Next Generation of Leaders  

• To invest in our entry level talent, Gerdau proudly offers G.Future, a program to develop future leaders for the company. As members of this leadership program, participants will be put through an intensive 18-month program that utilizes on-the-job learning, classroom training, coaching and ongoing mentorship from various leaders to shape the G.Futures into our future managerial and technical leaders.


Some of the experiences of this program include:  

• G.Futures will be in charge of solving large- and small-scale problems. Examples include: Creating Mechanical components/assembly drawing(s), proposing business methods to optimize product output and redirect process prioritization to improve current production standards.  

• Work as a leader managing the strategic implementation for overall business goals. 

 • G.Future also offers a Mentorship Program, a unique feature intended to help participants build a successful career. Your mentor will be an experienced professional within the company who will facilitate your integration with Gerdau, help you recognize Gerdau’s values and business culture and streamline your training by providing you technical knowledge and business vision.  

• Visit our customers and suppliers to gain In-depth knowledge of our business from beginning to end. • Gain a holistic view and acumen of the industry by working with each level of Gerdau North America, as well as travel to various destinations throughout the US and Canada.  

• Further your development by interacting with other G.Futures from across North America while tackling some of the organization’s biggest challenges.  

• Grow a set of managerial, interpersonal, analytical, and technical skills



  • Bachelor’s degree in:
    • Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial Engineering
    • Material Sciences/Metallurgy
    • Or other applicable degree
  • Bachelor's degree from within the past 3 years, or expected to receive your degree by Summer 2024  
  • Record of high academic achievement (Minimum GPA 2.5, preferred GPA 3.0 or above)  
  • Preference for a degree related internship experience  
  • A maximum of 3 years full-time work experience 
  • Well-rounded applicants with leadership roles in student organizations or extra-curricular activities  
  • A high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously  
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment 
  • Ability to travel to various locations within the United States and Canada during the length of the program


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. 

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866)-788-2798 or recruiting@gerdau.com

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith