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Production Control Coordinator

Date Posted: Nov 20, 2018

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

About Us



Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.



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.



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 metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.



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

Compiles and analyzes records and production reporting. Reviews production and shipping objectives, deadlines, and work orders to determine priorities. Requires sound judgment and decision making ability, as this job will make inventory adjustments, transfer heats between orders and customer contact, authorize payment of invoices from processors, set up specification sheets and communicate with Sales.


This job requires a high school diploma or equivalent with strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Candidate will need to possess proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products, to include Excel and Word.  Will also require ability to follow set procedures without deviation and have ability to multi-task. The work requires extensive knowledge, understanding, and use of product and manufacturing terminology, data, and standards and how to relate them properly to new projects. Previous exposure to use of weights, measures and shipping knowledge would be beneficial.  A comprehensive knowledge of or experience in inventory control, previous scheduling and MRP.



  • Advise procurement for work in process material for assigned accounts based on product lead time, capacity, and due dates.
  • Expediting work in process material internally and from processors, checking routings, reviewing orders for accuracy of delivery to meet customer demands. 
  • Printing and sending specifications sheets for processors.
  • Approval and verification of outside processor invoices for price and weights.
  • Applying and transferring material to appropriate orders, as necessary.
  • Compile information for month end reports.
  • Manage high volumes of works in process orders for numerous Customers with attention to detail in regards to quantity required, processing time needed, special packaging, testing, and shipping requirements to detour conflicts and ensure on time to finished goods is met. Expediting work in process by any appropriate means.
  • Internal communications within the department, general office, production, metallurgy, and finishing to expedite work in process material by any appropriate means is essential for prioritizing customer orders.
  • Communicating with outside processors, and customers professionally and with accurate information Coordinate and confirm that expectations are understood to ensure that customer specifications and delivery compliance is obtained.
  • Produce schedules daily based up production line, capacity, priority and due date.
  • Forecasting for scheduled workcenters with information supported by working hours needed by capacity load well in advance for planning purposes.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties such as month end reports for processors and accounting.
  • Reflecting a team mentality within the departments as well as outside, to support Gerdau ethical conduct requirement.

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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Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith

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