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Process Engineer Rolling Mill

Date: Jan 3, 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.




This position will assist the site Process Engineers, Routine Facilitators, department superintendents, and plant management in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation within their area of responsibility. The major role of this job is to focus on continuous improvement, as well as the integration of improvement, technical, and engineering principles, and to identify and implement best practices acting as a change agent to help achieve a higher level of results within the assigned location.




The major role of this job is to identify opportunities for improvement in processes and its products within the area of responsibility. Job duties include the improvement or replacement of existing standards, structures, systems, and equipment. This position is responsible to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. The incumbent will be responsible for reaching improvement through the application of the available methods and tools provided through Gerdau in conjunction with the use of technical and engineering principles. Responsible for coordinating improvement activities directly with the appropriate Superintendent, Routine Facilitator, and staff within the area of responsibility.


Qualifications for this position include a four-year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related field combined with 3 to 5 years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Incumbent must have a strong working knowledge of steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. Previous qualifying experience in rolling operations, and supervisory/facilitation is a must. The successful candidate will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of business systems and the use of complex technical and engineering processes. Requires the ability to train people and serve as a coach to employees. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.


This position directly reports to the department superintendent. The incumbent will coordinate efforts with the different functional groups both within the area of responsibility and other areas of the location. The incumbent would be detail-oriented and must be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and support of all the training and development activities for employees of the location.


The position will assist location management with the Annual Action Plan and the administration of established policies, procedures, and processes. This job is responsible for CAPEX projects and compiling and analyzing project data. This position will have moderate scope and breadth of responsibility for material manufacturing processes as well as the multitude and complexity of the equipment utilized in the manufacturing process. There is a moderate level of budgetary and CAPEX-related expenditures. The incumbent will coach employees on QIS improvement methodologies.


The primary responsibility for this job is the oversight, contribution to, and support of GBS processes, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and support of all the safety activities. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, give feedback, resolve conflicts, and point out areas where improvement is needed, as well as the ability to develop a positive relationship with employees in order to develop credibility. Must be results-oriented and have the ability to motivate others.


The incumbent must perform the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations.  Employees must also report any situation that may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.




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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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
•    Tuition Reimbursement Program

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith