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Maintenance Supervisor / Routine Facilitator

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau


About Us


At Gerdau, it's all about the people. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Join us in our cultural & digital transformation, and helps us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


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 a metal processing facility in Huntington, Indiana.


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




Manages routine processes and supports operations, ensuring optimum productivity, quality, the satisfaction of both internal and external customers, and employee safety in accordance with company policies.




  • Train and coach employees.
  • Manage routine processes and activities within area of responsibility.
  • Revise and update standards and coordinate and provide training on standards development.
  • Audit standards (Routine Procedures, Job Aids, One Point Lessons, etc.) and treat the problems found.
  • Manage their processes guaranteeing Safety, Cost, Productivity, Environment, Delivery and Quality routine results achievement.
  • Establish and negotiate Cell goals and manage Action Plans for his/her Cell goals achievements.
  • Analyze, treat, and establish counter measurements for failures.
  • Practice positive feedback, motivate, train, and empower operators and multipliers.
  • Communicate, recognize and provide positive feedback.
  • Conduct employee Performance Evaluations.
  • Contribute with Technical Knowledge.
  • Prioritize work with the team and ensure behaviors align with positive results.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and engage employees to solve problems using QIS, Kaizen Events, Ideas, etc.
  • Manages failures as needed (by removing symptoms, analyzing failures, and attacking causes, and following up daily on failures).




Gerdau Special Steel, Fort Smith division, is a SBQ (specialty bar quality) steel mill consisting of four major operating departments - melting, casting, rolling and finishing.  The major plant equipment consists of electric arc furnaces, a rotary continuous caster, rolling mill, reheating and heat treating furnaces and bar turning and straightening machines. Unique to the operation is a twin tank vacuum arc degasser, porous plug argon stirring and ladle injection system for secondary refining which enables Gerdau to produce aircraft and bearing quality steel bars.  The plant support systems include various water processing facilities, on-site electrical sub-station, a power distribution equipment network and computer-based process control equipment for plant operation.


The Routine Facilitator is responsible for managing the routine activities of the mechanics and electricians in their cell, while contributing with their technical expertise.  This position will ensure that the team has the resources, knowledge, and tools to perform their job functions.


Due to the nature of our manufacturing operations, the incumbent may be required to be on-call and must be available for specific operations or projects which will happen during evenings and/or weekends.


The Routine Facilitator is responsible for maintaining healthy and safe working conditions on the floor and ensuring employees abide by all plant rules, policies, and procedures. 




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related field, or 5–7 years of applicable experience working with all aspects of mechanical and electrical equipment.
  • 2-3 years supervisory experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrate abilities working with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization successfully.
  • Must possess excellent time management skills.
  • Incumbent must have the willingness to successfully work in, and navigate all areas often in excessive heat.
  • Must have ability to observe, follow, and enforce all safety regulations.


Salary and Benefits


•    Medical and Prescription
•    Dental
•    Vision
•    Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
•    401(k)
•    Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
•    Health Advocate Services
•    Employee Assistance Program


Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunities 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


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities 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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith