Process Engineer

Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: Jackson, Michigan, US, 49203

Company: Gerdau

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This position will assist the site Routine Facilitators, Finishing Superintendent, and plant management in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. The major role of this job is to focus on continuous improvement and integration of improvement principles, technical and engineering principles, identifying best practice, and act as a change agent to help achieve a higher level of results within the assigned location by utilizing and implementing improvement processes.

 

The major role of this job is to identify opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the area of responsibility. These duties will include the development and implementation of new as well as adjusting 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. Incumbent will be responsible for reaching improvement through the application of the available methods and tools provided through improvement principles 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 area of responsibility.

 

Qualifications for this position include a four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science combined with experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Successful candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the business system 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 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 trainings and development activities for employees of the location.

 

The Process Engineer/Improvement Facilitator will assist location management with the Annual Action Plan and the administration of established policies, procedures, and processes. This job is responsible for compiling and analyzing project and production data. This position will have limited 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 limited level of budgetary and CAPEX related expenditures. 

 

The primarily responsibility for this job is the oversight, contribution to, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, 6 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.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  1. Maintain goal and project data bases. Perform trend analysis on the performance data as well as identify commonalities within the data.
  2. Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting.     
  3. Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  4. Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, FA, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  5. Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  6. Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  7. Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  8. Implement and coordinate CAPEX projects, and Annual Action Plan Improvement Projects.
  9. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  10. Provide consulting services to the departments on improvement methodologies and tools. Design new and revamp existing structures, systems, and equipment.
  11. Provide support in implementation, maintenance, and follow up on the vertical and horizontal help chain.
  12. Assist with all safety activities.

 

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. 

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada 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 recruiting@gerdau.com


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