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Melt Shop Supervisor

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Midlothian, TX, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for Domestic candidates only.

  • Benefits on Day One
  • Matching 401k
  • Bonus Program
  • Retention Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Schedules



This is a front-line supervisory position providing strategic and administrative support for Melt Shop Furnaces or Casters.  This job will focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management through the continuous application of GBS principles for area of responsibility.



To ensure routine management efforts are followed and opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the area of responsibility are identified. Responsible for ensuring standardization of processes to include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of production/quality improvement programs and standards, 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 relevant melt shop experience (melting, casting and leadership) in an industrial environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Incumbent must have a working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. Requires the ability to train and guide people. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills. People management skills a must.

This position directly reports to the Area Manager or 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 should be detail oriented and must be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization.

Responsible for standardization administration as it relates to processes in control standards, management standards, routine procedures, job aids, one-point lesions, and process guarantee tables. This position is responsible for ensuring that standardization processes are properly documented, and training is provided to personnel responsible for operating in accordance with the standards. This position is accountable for auditing performance, documenting findings, and developing corrective action plans. These duties will include standard compliance audits as well as development and implementation of new and existing standards.

The incumbent lead Failure Analysis when significant problems occur and compares performance to existing standards. This job is responsible for making appropriate updates to standards when needed. This job is responsible for conducting performance audits against standards and developing appropriate corrective action to ensure compliance of standards. 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 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 department goals and manage Action Plans for goal achievement.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth