Capex Engineer

Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Jackson, Michigan, US, 49203

Company: Gerdau

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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. CAPEX Project development and coordination.
  2. Develop and refine engineering procedures.
  3. Process sample and data collection and interpretation.
  4. Implement new technology.
  5. Train and develop technical operations.
  6. Conduct Technical Studies to support CAPEX investments.
  7. Implement Best Practices.
  8. Support process improvement projects where applicable.
  9. Participate in the development of Annual Action Plans.
  10. Participate in Technical Committee benchmark.



This position has direct responsibility for specific projects with high complexity and values up to $10,000,000. Incumbent will be required to frequently and/or for extended periods of time travel to work on CAPEX projects.



This position is primarily responsible for developing, refining, and communicating the strategies and engineering information needed to optimize productivity and capital projects while ensuring the efficient and cost effective production of the final product. The Capex Engineer shall prepare and/or review all data sheets, diagrams, and flow charts needed for the correct and efficient development of project, capital, and expense plans in order to develop and run 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 Capex Engineer is responsible for developing engineering information to facilitate departmental requests and needs for cost justification.


Qualifications for this position include a four-year college degree in Engineering combined with up to 8 to 10 years of industrial experience. The incumbent should be a specialist in at least 1 engineering field as well as have extensive training and experience in project management. Successful candidate must be able to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX, independently assess bids for both installation and equipment, and maximize the efficiency of the overall department operations. PMP (Project Management Professional) from PMI certification is desirable. PMBoK


This position reports directly to the CAPEX & Engineering Manager Director of Downstream Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and supports of all the trainings and development activities for employees of the location. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, detail oriented, and be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization. Incumbent will be responsible for the training and development of operational/engineering staff in at least one engineering field of expertise.


The Capex Engineer will assist in the preparation and completion of blueprints for additions, installations, and maintenance/repair purposes.  This job is responsible for prepare drawings and sketches for modifications of machinery and equipment, and layouts on various systems.  The incumbent will assist in checking and verifying specifications and drawings for accuracy on large projects that require design drawings needed in constructing the facility. Must stay abreast of current technologies in order to identify and work to resolve areas where improvement is needed. Successful candidate will have an advanced knowledge of multiple National and State building and construction code requirements. Incumbent must be able to work independently as well in a team environment on process, capital, and equipment related projects for their assigned projects. Incumbent must be proficient in scheduling and/or project management software, and AutoCAD.


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 which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.





  1. Collect, correlate, and report operational information/data for their assigned projects.
  2. Prepare data sheets, diagrams, flow charts, PAIs, PS, and technical studies for correct and efficient installation and operation of the equipment.
  3. Provide preliminary engineering services for department projects and cost justification.
  4. Assist in preparing programs for the computer control systems.
  5. Review, develop, and improve operation procedures and train personnel in operations improvements.
  6. Assist in solving production anomalies in the operations process.
  7. Assist with and participate in improvement activities.
  8. Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the Engineering policies, practices, and processes.
  9. Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan.


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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor