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Production Supervisor - Melt Shop

Date Posted: May 17, 2019

Location: Midlothian, TX, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau



This position is a supervisory position and will be responsible for establishing a productive, high performing, and safety conscious working team in a steel mill melt shop environment. It will focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management. This position is responsible for the training, guidance, and performance evaluations of a team of approximately 20 employees working rotating shifts and reports to the Melt Shop Superintendent.




The major role of this job is to ensure routine management efforts are followed and leverage opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the Melting and Refining departments. The supervisor (aka Routine Facilitator) is responsible for ensuring standardization of processes within the area of responsibility. These duties include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of production/quality improvement programs and standards, ITS training, 5S improvements, development and implementation of cost and environmental control goals, development and implementation of new and current preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures.


Qualifications for this position include a four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science combined with 5 to 7 years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Incumbent should have a strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. Previous qualifying experience in scrap processing, melting, casting, rolling, maintenance, finishing, shipping/warehouse operations, and supervisory/facilitation a must. Successful candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes. The incumbent will lead Failure Analysis when significant problems occur and compare performance to existing standards. This job is responsible for conducting performance audits against standards and developing appropriate corrective action to ensure compliance of standards.


People management skills a must. Requires the ability to train and guide people. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, give feedback, and resolve conflicts. Must be results oriented and have the ability to motivate others. The incumbent will coordinate efforts with the different functional groups both within area of responsibility and other areas of the plant. 


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.




  1. Duties will include controlling the work flow within the area of responsibility, assist in minimizing downtime/breakdowns and maximizing productivity, monitor performance, managing routine processes, and training employees in routine management standards.     
  2. Facilitate training sessions for operators under a maintained training matrix on the compliance standards, routine methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  3. Coach and develop the team at failure analysis and support the QIS methodology.
  4. Develop performance expectations, audit performance, document findings, and establish corrective action plans.
  5. Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, audits, 5S initiatives, needs assessments, preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures, QIS, Kaizen Events, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
  6. Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures.
  7. Administer all safety activities. Coordinates all emergency preparedness practices, policies, and procedures.
  8. Track performances on control items. Ensure compliance. Design and implement new as well as update existing standards.
  9. Audit performance, document findings, and develop corrective action plans.
  10. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily routine management activities including the GBS Processes/Tools in the day-by-day work.  
  11. Establish and negotiate cell goals and manage Action Plans for area/cell of responsibility cell goal achievement.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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