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Rolling Mill Supervisor

Date: Jun 16, 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.




The Rolling Mill Supervisor is responsible for ensuring standardization of processes within their assigned area of responsibility (cell).  Ensures that standardized processes relating to safety and operations are effectively executed and properly documented.  Ensures the required training is provided to personnel responsible for operating to the standards.  Assists in failure analysis when significant problems occur.  Compares performance to existing standards.  Makes appropriate updates to standards when needed.  Performs audits of performance against standards and develops appropriate corrective action to ensure compliance.




The primary function of the Rolling Mill Supervisor is to ensure that routine management efforts are carried out within the department and to assist with improvement efforts.  This activity will include conducting operational audits, coaching operators on production and quality improvement programs.   Ensures area 5S, achieve cost control and environmental control goals, development of operator preventive maintenance processes, and development of correct procedures for safety management.    


The Rolling Mill Supervisor reports directly to and is supported by the Rolling Mill Superintendent and collaborates with other Plant Leaders.  Incumbents typically are assigned to perform in specific areas of responsibility associated with rolling mill operations, safety, cost, training, quality, etc.  Areas of responsibility are called cells and are outlined as;

  1. Rolling Mill – Hot Saws
  2. Roll Shop
  3. Product Finishing Line
  4. Rework


Qualifications for this position include experience in rolling mill-related work equal to 3 years.  Lesser jobs of 3 – 5 years, with practical experience, that pertain to melting, casting,  maintenance or finishing will be considered.  A four-year college degree in engineering, business administration, or related field is highly preferred for this position.  Strong working knowledge of rolling theory and heavy mill machinery and related equipment are also preferred. 


The incumbent will be responsible for managing standard processes that enable high production levels while ensuring the safety of the team.  The incumbent audits workforce performance to the standards following established procedures, job aids, and operator instructions following a predetermined schedule.  Results of these audits are documented and corrective actions are applied as necessary to ensure performance to standards. 


The incumbent trains, coaches and develops direct reports in the area of responsibility. Is responsible for training and development in failure analysis and other improvement methodology and provides follow-up support to ensure that these efforts are performed properly and oversees the execution of the action plans developed as a result of these efforts.


The incumbent tracks the performance of control items and communicates this performance to the appropriate operations and management teams.  Possesses the skills required to perform trend analysis of the performance data and identify commonalities within the data, including the requisite computer skills necessary to carry out these responsibilities.  Must be able to communicate these results appropriately, including formal presentations in front of a group of people.


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