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Production Control Supervisor

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Midlothian, TX, TX, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau

Position Purpose


To work as a team member with Midlothian Metallurgists personnel to understand and identify customer requirements while resolving customer claims and complaints in a timely manner. To act on behalf of Safety, Quality and Supervisor heat treat operation management for ISO 9001-2000 and to implement, maintain, and train as required for ISO 9001/2000


Principal Accountabilities


  • Responsible for directing a quality organization which will guide, advice, assist and support operations in achieving conformance to the quality objectives of the corporation.
  • Ensures tasks being performed by employees under his/her control are accomplished in an efficient manner to produce quality products or services at the lowest cost possible.
  • Ensure proper control, review, handling, and disposition of nonconforming product.  Ensures timely and effective corrective action is taken to resolve nonconformances.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships between GMSP and costumers.  Visit GMSP customer as needed.  Assist customers in the use of the products produced at GMSP.  Develop GMSP product specifications based on the customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the control of issuance and distribution of the Quality System Manual and other quality documentation.  Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of ISO 9001 are properly implemented and maintained.
  • Participates in executive level management reviews to ensure compliance and effectiveness of the overall quality systems.
  • Direct the location in conducting internal supplier and customer quality system audits.
  • Facilitates quality system meeting and provides training to employees on ISO 9001-2000 and quality system related tasks.  Assists management, supervision, and employees as necessary to ensure compliance with quality system standard requirements.
  • Responsible to assist the area supervision and employees in development and implementation of work instructions as necessary to provide consistent operation and produce quality products.




  • Provider technical support to customers (metallurgy-light) and when complicated work with Midlothian bar mill Metallurgist




Various governmental agencies and outside contractors.

ISO 9001 Regulations

ASTM specifications pertaining to bar productions.


Place in Organization:


This position reports to: Plant Manager


Other positions reporting to the same position:


Supply Chain Manager

Q.C. Supervisor



Titles of employees who report to this position:


                Shift Lead

                Heat Treat Operators

            Electrical Tech

            Mechanic tech


Number of people supervised directly or indirectly:


Exempt:           0

Non-exempt:   0

Production:     11

Total:              11


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:


Estimate the minimal requirements of knowledge, education, skills, and experiences necessary for performance in the position.  Qualifications of present incumbent(s) should not be considered unless they are minimal requirements of the position.


Education or equivalent experience:


High school diploma with 10 years previous experience in Quality/ISO, in manufacturing operation.

10 years previous experience in Steel Manufacturing facility.




Specialized Knowledge and/or Skill


Ability to work in a team environment dealing with manufacturing, sales and customers.

Effective communication skills.

Ability to develop standard practices to meet customers requirements.

Initiative, foresight, desire to learn and grow with the wire industry.


Problem Solving


What policies, procedure manuals, guidance, etc. are available to assist the incumbent in solving normal operational problems? To what extent, is original and independent thinking required?  Give examples.

Manuals provided: Gerdau policy and procedure manual, safety manual, ASTM specifications.

Independent thinking: Determine if customer problems are wire related, misunderstanding of customer specifications. Determine part specifications to meet customer requirements.


Decision-Making Responsibility


Independent:  Decide what grade of steel and best practice is required to satisfy customer requirements.  Determine if material produced for customer trials meet all specifications before shipping.  Revise and update procedures as needed to meet customer requirements and maintain quality standards.


Position Challenge


Interpreting requirements from ISO 9001 standards

Effectively communicate and maintain working relationships with customers, sales, and production.

Coordinate facility training for ISO 9001


Working Conditions


Plant environment with hardhat, hearing protection, safety glasses or prescription

safety glasses, and steel-toed boots required.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth