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Mill Process Engineer

Date Posted: May 14, 2019

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 30,000 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.

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

 

This position will assist the site Improvement Facilitators, Routine Facilitators, department superintendents, and plant management in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within the mill. The major role of this job is to focus on continuous improvement and integration of improvement principles, technical and engineering principles, identifying best practices, consistent application of the GBS, and act as a change agent to help achieve a higher level of results within the assigned location by utilizing and implementing improvement processes.

 

This position will also be a part of a new program at Gerdau called GMAKERS. The GMakers group will be comprised of 30 employees in North America and the program is taught by Hyper Island.  It’s is a ground breaking nine-month program, where GMAKERS will solve one or more business challenges given to them by the North American executive committee. GMAKERS will participate in online training and three total face-to-face master classes, in which they will learn Agile methodology, rapid ideation, human tools, collaboration, self-leadership, intrapreneurship, learning from failure, lean start up methodology, and innovation. GMAKERS will collaborate in person and remotely and at the end of the nine months, GMAKERS will present their project results.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE

 

The major role of this job is to identify opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the mill. These duties will include the development and implementation of new as well as adjusting existing standards, structures, systems, and equipment. This position is responsible to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. Incumbent will be responsible for reaching improvement through the application of the available methods and tools provided through GBS and improvement principles in conjunction with the use of technical and engineering principles. Responsible for coordinating improvement activities directly with the appropriate Superintendent, Routine Facilitator, and staff within area of responsibility.

 

Qualifications for this position include a four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science combined with experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment, with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Successful candidates will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes. Requires the ability to train people and serve as a coach to employees. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.

 

This position directly reports to the Vice President General 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 be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and support of all the trainings and development activities for employees of the location.

 

The primary responsibility for this job is the oversight, contribution to, and support of GBS processes, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, 6 Sigma and other process improvement methodologies. 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.

 

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.

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

  1. Maintain goal and project data bases. Perform trend analysis on the performance data as well as identify commonalities within the data.
  2. Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting.     
  3. Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  4. Develop and coach employees on capabilities and knowledge in the application of the QIS methodology and participate (as needed) in QIS events.
  5. Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, FA, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  6. Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  7. Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  8. Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  9. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  10. Provide consulting services to the departments on improvement methodologies and tools. Design new and revamp existing structures, systems, and equipment.
  11. Provide support in implementation, maintenance, and follow up on the vertical and horizontal help chain.
  12. Assist with all safety activities.

 

 

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 recruiting@gerdau.com.

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Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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