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Engineer IV

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for a Gerdau International Expatriation assignment


Reliability Engineer will provide technical coordination and support for implementing and sustaining Controls and Automation efforts to improve safety, equipment reliability, and product quality at optimum efficiency and costs by:

  1. Software and hardware engineering support.
  2. PLC programming & hardware architecture.
  3. Basic electrical and electronic troubleshooting.
  4. Collect, analyze, and interpret operational data.   
  5. Implement improved engineering designs and procedures through collaboration with operations, maintenance, engineering, and suppliers. 
  6. Ensure the integrity of the Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and standard procedures.
  7. Participate in the development of the Annual Action Plans.
  8. Provide guidance to maintenance personnel regarding automation initiatives


Engineer IV (Automation) is a technical resource with activities that require engineering and/or maintenance based experience in mechanical and/or electrical equipment, preferably those used in steel manufacturing processes and facilities. This position will manage special projects and engineering activities to improve equipment reliability, optimize maintenance costs, and reduce equipment downtime.  The postiion will participate in annual outage planning processes to minimize downtime and ensure all maintenance performance will achieve equipment reliability.  Due to the nature of manufacturing operations the incumbent may be required to be on-call, and must be available for specific operations or projects. Some travel may be required for training and to support projects.


Qualifications for this position include a four-year college degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or Automation Engineering, combined with a minimum of five years of applicable experience in Melt Shop and/or Rolling Mill operations.  The candidate must have experience in imple,entation of Industry 4.0 initiatives, and in Level 1 and Level 2. The candidate must demonstrate board knowledge of asset reliability technology and systems, with a working knowledge of heavy manufacturing. The incumbent should also possess a solid knowledge of engineering concepts, and techniques.  The successful applicant must solve complex problems, demonstrate project management skills, have a strong movtivation to lead, and have a proven track record of delivering results.  


The Engineer IV (Automation) reports to the Maintenance Superintendent. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining the maintenance manuals, standard maintenance operating procedures, CMMS, equipment reliability databases, and other maintenance related software systems. The incumbent will organize and conduct training programs for maintenance personnel regarding equipment testing and operation, new software, methodologies, and procedures. This position requires the ability to effectively communicate with associates at all levels within the organization.  


The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State,  and Local environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.  Employees must also report any situation that may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit