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Mechanical Engineer

Date Posted: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Jackson, TN, US

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.



Job Description


This position is primarily responsible for providing engineering expertise &  technical assistance in an advisory staff relationship to the division, involving a substantial commitment of company resources and time.



The Mechanical 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. Due to close contact with operating management and personnel, outside contractors and vendors, the position requires the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of personalities and interests and make appropriate recommendations regarding the selection and purchase of materials, services and equipment for use in the projects.



Duties & Responsibilities


  • Coordinates major recommendations as to modifications, renovations, installations, additions and replacements of facilities and equipment.
  • Complying with company policy and procedures.
  • Develop solutions that facilitate continuous improvement through new designs and innovative approaches to production processes.
  • Ensures timely completion within specifications and compliance with appropriate rules and regulations affecting this area.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to the division problems.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the construction project budget, scheduling and approving expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective action when necessary, including process data analysis, problem solving, root cause analysis, failure mode, and fact-cause-effect analysis.
  • Coordinates the activities of internal and external personnel involved in the construction project to insure smooth and efficient work flow.
  • Control expenditures within limitations of the designated project budget.


The Individual


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 5-8 years of heavy industrial engineering project experience in steel mill operations required
  • Must have extensive training and experience in project management or construction including experience dealing with all engineering facets that normally arise during major projects in electrical, mechanical and/or civil disciplines.
  • 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. 



Salary & Benefits


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



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


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: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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