Share this Job

Melt Shop Technical Consultant

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Monroe, MI, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

FUNCTION:

 

Provide overall technical leadership within the Gerdau Monroe Melt Shop.

 

DIMENSIONS:
    
SBQ Melt Shop Operations


NATURE AND SCOPE:  

Primary responsibility:  Lead and/or contribute (to) successful execution of improvement projects and successful implementation/execution/sustainability of best EAF based steelmaking practices within the high-end SBQ (Special Bar Quality) context.

This position reports directly to the Melt Shop Superintendent.  


MAIN AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:  

 

  1. Scrap Yard (SY): Provide technical support for and ensure proper execution on scrap mix optimization practices with the objective of minimizing total bloom cost.
  2. Electric Arc Furnace (EAF): Provide technical support on EAF melting and refining practices aiming at consistent liquid steel delivery to the TLF (Twin Ladle Furnace) and reduction of EAF tap-to-tap time.
  3. Twin Ladle Furnace (TLF): Provide technical support on implementation, execution, and sustainability of best secondary metallurgy practices within the high-end SBQ context. Minimization of TLF processing cycle times and release steel temperature optimization are current main challenges in the TLF area.
  4. Vacuum Tank Degasser (VTD): Provide technical support on implementation, execution, and sustainability of best degassing practices within the high-end SBQ context. Release steel temperatures and Melt Shop production flow are the current main challenges in the VTD area.
  5. Continuous Caster (CC): Provide technical support on implementation, execution, and sustainability of best bloom continuous casting practices within the high-end SBQ context. Caster utilization maximization and ladle non-free opens are the main current challenges in the CC area.
  6. Refractory (REF): Provide technical support on implementation, execution, and sustainability of best EAF, Ladle and Tundish refractory practices within the SBQ context. Standardization and workforce maturity are the current main challenges in the REF area.
  7. Melt Shop Utility Areas: required working knowledge of electrical power supply network, water systems, dedusting systems, industrial gas supply lines, bulk material handling, and others.
  8. Provide technical advice to leaders on meeting targets aligned with strategic plans.
  9. Provide technical advice to leaders on the identification, definition and acquisition of new technologies, as well as coordinate studies of technical and economic feasibility, aiming at the implementation and improvement of processes.
  10. Contribute to the development of the knowledge and skills of the employees by supporting leaders in the development of Technical Training Plans, as well as to provide training when necessary.
  11. Other responsibilties as assigned. 

 

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 process efficiency and customer’s satisfaction with the quality of products and services. All efforts must be directed for preventive actions.


Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit