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Finishing Maintenance Planner

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

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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.




The Maintenance Planner is responsible for improving work force safety, productivity and work quality. It is accountable for managing and planning of shop non-emergency work orders for equipment to maximize reliability, optimizing maintenance costs, and reducing equipment downtime. This job coordinates with the operating and maintenance personnel to determine and plan maintenance work including preventative, predictive, and scheduled corrective maintenance as well as pending work from emergencies and projects to improve equipment reliability. This position works with and supports the ERP-Equipment Reliability Process and is system manager of the Computerized Maintenance Management (CMM) system for the assigned area.





Qualifications for this position include a working knowledge of heavy manufacturing with a target of five years hands-on-experience in lesser positions or equivalent experience. A post-secondary education in administration, engineering or a technical college diploma in an electrical or mechanical discipline is desired. The incumbent must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, be a fast-learner, have the ability to work independently, perform and prioritize a variety of tasks with minimum supervision and must be proficient with computers and data bases.





This position is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating proactive maintenance activities of equipment. Providing technical assistance and maintenance expertise to the assigned Gerdau mill location.  The ERP Planner reports directly to the area Lead Maintenance Facilitator and works closely with operating and maintenance departments.


This position will maximize the reliability of the equipment using a formal, systematic/analytical approach to planning and scheduling maintenance activities for scheduled outages. Participate and facilitate down day, outage and weekly planning meetings. Participate in projects and maintenance activities that will improve the reliability of the equipment.


This position will be responsible for building detailed job plans, managing work orders and backlog for planned work and will ensure the proper data management of the maintenance related software systems.  Work order plans will be developed with all predictive technologies in conjunction with mill operating and maintenance departments.


Due to close contact with operating management and personnel, outside contractors and vendors, this position requires the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of personalities and interests.  The incumbent must manage the interests of all parties in creating and modifying work procedures and equipment.


The incumbent will work within the Gerdau Business System to monitor and manage performance. Key indicators will be developed in support of ERP assessment.  Will participate, organize and conduct training programs for the maintenance personnel regarding new operating equipment, software, methodologies and procedures.


Due to the nature of manufacturing operations the incumbent will be required to work on regularly scheduled shutdown and must have high availability depending on the requirement of the operation or project being managed.


Responsible for staying abreast of current technology and recommending changes to effect continual improvement of production processes.  The incumbent should also possess a broad knowledge of maintenance concepts, and techniques. 


Will be required to manage other special projects as assigned.

  • Participate in major failure incident investigations in area of responsibility.
  • Conduct routine safety and preventative maintenance activities including inspections, audits, employee contacts and visibility tours.
  • Ensure that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas.
  • Maintain compliance with visual management standards.




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.


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.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or


Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit