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Process Improvement Engineer

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Jackson, TN, US, 38305

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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 is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


Job Description:

The primary objective of Process Improvement Engineer is to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility at the Jackson Mill. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities for improvement within his/her area of responsibility and approve standards developed from these efforts

  • Responsible for developing and implementing activities that support the annual action plan specifically as they relate to improvement projects

  • Design or develop new or alterations to existing structures, systems, and equipment

  • Provide timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts

  • Support and participate in CAPEX projects        

  • Develop and coach employees capabilities and knowledge in the application of QIS methodology and participate as required in QIS events

  • Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting

  • Serve as a resource to facilitate the vertical and horizontal help chain

  • Responsible for data entry into online systems utilized for tracking goals and projects

  • Assist with safety related activities within the area


The Individual:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration, or related field  - or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 4-6 years of practical training pertaining to scrap processing, melting, casting, rolling, maintenance, finishing, and/or shipping/warehouse or other heavy maufacturing operations, and to include some supervisory and facilitation experience.
  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the business system and of steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment.


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


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Nearest Major Market: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis