Management Trainee - Mississauga

Date: Jun 25, 2024

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, CA, L5C 1T8

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only.


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


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.

Job Summary:

The entry level Management Trainee position is geared towards developing well rounded employees, through a training program which will utilizes on-the-job learning, coaching and ongoing mentorship by management from the Operations and Commercial Departments within Recycling.


Nature and Scope:

This position will support the Location Supervisor(s), and Location Manager, in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of all routine and improvement aspects within their area of responsibility.  Also to aid in managing, directing and participating in scrap production at the Recycling location in order to achieve efficient output and profit objectives. During the 12 - 18-month development program, the incumbent will develop a core understanding of Gerdau and the steel and recycling industry, how to work in a fast-paced team environment, and the culture that will help prepare you for a leadership or technical role within the company. The incumbent’s objective is to also gain an understanding of the scrap market, grades, and specifications. Organize the collection of scrap metal, aide and supervise the process of sorting scrap metal and stage the delivery of steel to the customers on time and minimize downgrades.  Responsible for working with scrap inspectors to ensure proper grading of inbound scrap.


Principal Accountabilities:

This position directly reports to the Location Manager. 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 assist in the oversight, contribution to, and support of the trainings and development activities for employees of the location.


The incumbent will assist the Location Management team with the Annual Action Plan, Capex,  and administration of established policies, procedures, and processes. This position will contain scope and breadth of responsibility for manufacturing processes as well as the multitude and complexity of the equipment utilized in the manufacturing process. As well as contribute to, and support daily routine and improvement management activities, including identifying best practices, and act as a change agent to help achieve higher level of results within the assigned location by utilizing and implementing improvement processes.


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.  Approximately 50% of the incumbents time will be spent outside in the scrap yard.


The Individual:

  • Qualifications for this position include a four-year college degree in or Business-related Discipline (Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain or Management, and other related disciplines).
  • Recent university graduate - recently completed or be in the process of completing degree before program starts.
  • Preference for experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment, with a working knowledge of scrap processing methods and techniques (recommended, but not required).
  • The ability to train people and serve as a coach to employees will also be an advantage. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Willing to relocate to various locations within North America during the length of the program.



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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