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Finishing Superintendent

Date: Jul 21, 2022

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for 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 Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Jackson, Michigan and Huntington, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.




This job is accountable for the straightening and turning operation to produce properly straightened and turned bars to meet the timely demands of the processing schedule, customer requirements, and quality standards.  The Finishing Superintendent establishes bar straightening and turning practices and procedures necessary to fulfill this task.


This job reports to the Vice President General Manager.  Reporting to the incumbent directly are production and maintenance Routine and Improvement Facilitators and indirectly, the ARP Planner, Electronic/Controls Technician, and hourly production employees.




JOB TITLE:  Finishing Superintendent                                    



The incumbent is actively involved in recruiting, training, disciplining and motivating the supervised employees to meet production schedules.  Responsible for establishing shop safety rules and accident prevention programs within established guidelines.


The incumbent is responsible for processing and bundling of all products in the Finishing Department.


Working through and with supervisors, the Finishing Superintendent is responsible for employee training, evaluation, promotion, and discipline; for determining work methods, change over procedures, work schedules and practices.


The incumbent directs OSHA conformance functions to correct unsafe conditions.  Cooperates with the Safety Manager in developing and directing programs to create and maintain employee interest and participation toward safety.  Advises supervisors of proper interpretation and applications of company personnel policies toward safety.


The incumbent makes recommendations for capital expenditures to provide more efficiency, lower costs, higher quality, and quantity production.


The Finishing Superintendent is responsible for requisitioning all operating parts and supplies such as rolls, guides, cutting tools, etc., to ensure an adequate supply for continuous processing operation.  Responsible for turning/replacement of straightening rolls, furnace rolls, turner rolls, cutter heads and equipment maintenance through the maintenance front line leadership.


Incumbent is responsible for modification, design and layout on existing products and design for new products and capability. Inventory records of all parts and supplies and finished product are established and maintained by the incumbent.


Incumbent maintains a general housekeeping activity, in accordance with established procedures.


This job has several challenges such as combining the efforts of people, equipment and material in order to meet production goals and standards, while controlling production costs within the established guidelines.  Qualification for this job should include a four-year college degree, preferably in a mechanical / electrical / or metallurgy discipline, or in lieu of a degree, a minimum of six years in a manufacturing background.





JOB TITLE:  Finishing Superintendent                                    





1.   Responsible for attaining predetermined production goals through the efficient utilization of available equipment, personnel, and material.


2.   Responsible for establishing standard Finishing practices for control of production methods, quality, personnel, and cost.


3.   Responsible for establishing and administering department rules for safety, environmental, discipline, and work procedures within the corporate and quality management guidelines.


4.   Responsible for proper, efficient, and effective work methods and plant equipment to improve production capacity and quality of product.


5.   Recommends capital expenditures to provide more efficient and higher quality production.


6.   Responsible for recruiting, training, evaluating, and motivating employees to achieve department objectives.


7.   Cooperates with other supervisors, departments, and services to maintain coordinated efficiency of operations.


8.   Responsible for proper operation and utilization of equipment to prevent damage and minimize repairs.


9.   Responsible for administering personnel policies and carrying out company policies and programs.


10. Responsible for employee safety, turnover, attendance control, and administration of discipline.


11. Responsible for departmental housekeeping.


12. Responsible for all Finishing operations.


13. Cooperates with other department heads to maintain minimum downtime operation.


14. Responsible for resolving employee grievances within the scope of the job.


15. Responsible for ensuring that the Cardinal Safety Rules are followed.


16. Responsible for implementing and maintaining Gerdau Business Systems within the Finishing Department.


17. Responsible for managing the departmental budget and meeting the EMM goals.


18. Responsible for and completing all required annual safety and environmental training.


19. Responsible for spill prevention, containment, response and clean up or assist in clean up of spills.


20. Employee is expected to know, understand, and follow all applicable Federal, State, and Local environmental legal requirements and practices.


21. Enforce environmental compliance to procedures, practices and regulations within the department.


22. Ensure environmental compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local regulations within the department.


23. Responsible for conducting crew meetings to establish communication and cover safety, environmental, quality, cost/delivery, and departmental concerns.


The incumbent must be responsible for the safety of all individuals who work under his/her management, seeking continuous improvement related to employee’s health and safety, environment and the process efficiency and customer’s satisfaction with the quality of products and services. All efforts must be directed for preventive actions.


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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Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit