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CapEx Engineer

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.




The CapEx Engineer will provide  technical coordination and support in the operating and capital expense management processes by initiating and running projects using the capital expense (CAPEX) project process, equipment monitoring, stabilization, and improvements  through;

  1. Development of Technical & Financial Evaluations.
  2. Follow the Gerdau CAPEX Process.
  3. Planning, Budgeting & Execution of CAPEX Projects.
  4. Research & Implement new technologies.
  5. Train and develop technical operations.
  6. Implement Industry Best Practices.
  7. Support process improvement projects where applicable.
  8. Participate in Technical Committee benchmarking.




This position serves in an advisory capacity for all levels of employees, contractors, and plant management, however, this position will not be responsible for supervising direct reports. The CapEx Engineer will actively participate in the technical development for other engineers and maintenance personnel. This position has direct responsibility for specific projects with medium complexity and values up to $2,000,000. This position may also be required to work with a dedicated team on strategic projects with high complexity and values up to $100,000,000.  From time to time, the incumbent may be required to travel to work on CAPEX projects.




This position is primarily responsible for the planning, budgeting, and execution of CAPEX projects. The CapEx Engineer shall prepare and/or review all engineering, financial, and operational data needed for the correct and efficient development of capital projects. This will include the need to work in close cooperation with department supervisors and appropriate engineering, maintenance, and operations team members to ensure correct and proper selection, installation, and operation of all related equipment to obtain the desired production, safety, and quality levels as needed. The incumbent may be required to work in a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate, plan, budget, and execute complex capital projects.


Qualifications for this position include a four-year college degree in Engineering combined with up to five (5) to eight (8) years of industrial experience.  The incumbent should be a specialist in at least one (1) engineering field. Must be knowledgeable in project management techniques used in the development and execution of capital projects. Successful candidate must be able to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX and maximize the efficiency of the overall plant operation. 


This position reports directly to the Engineering Manager or the Maintenance Superintendent for assignments. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, be detail-oriented, and be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization.


The incumbent will assist in the preparation and/or review of technical drawings for modifications to existing equipment, development/installation of new equipment, layouts on various systems, and maintenance/repair purposes. Must stay abreast of current technologies in order to identify and work to resolve areas where improvement is needed. Incumbent must be able to work independently and in a team environment as necessary to execute their assigned projects. Incumbent must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) & CAD Software.  Experience in Microsoft Project, Project Management Software, & 3D CAD is beneficial.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith