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Rolling Mill Process Improvement Facilitator

Date Posted: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


What will you do?

You will be responsible for providing leadership guidance on establishing a productive, high performing, and safety conscious manufacturing working environment.  The position will be working in the Rolling Mill department. The major role of this job is to focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management through the continuous application of Gerdau Business System principles and will be a driving force in process improvements.


What will your principal accountabilities be?

  • Controlling the work flow within the area of responsibility, assist in minimizing downtime/breakdowns and maximizing productivity, monitor performance, managing routine processes, and training employees in routine management standards.     
  • Facilitate training sessions for operators under a maintained training matrix on the compliance standards, routine methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  • Coach and develop the team at failure analysis and support the Quality Improvement Story (QIS) methodology.
  • Develop performance expectations, audit performance, document findings, and establish corrective action plans.
  • Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the Gerdau Business System (GBS) processes, audits, 5S initiatives, needs assessments, preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures, QIS, Kaizen Events, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
  • Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures.
  • Administer all safety activities. Coordinates all emergency preparedness practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Track performances on control items. Ensure compliance. Design and implement new as well as update existing standards.
  • Audit performance, document findings, and develop corrective action plans.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support daily routine management activities including the GBS processes and tools in the day-by-day work.  
  • Establish and negotiate department goals and manage Action Plans for area of responsibility cell goal achievement.


What qualifications must you have?

  • Four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science.
  • 3 to 7 years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods.
  • Strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment.
  • Previous qualifying experience in rolling, maintenance, finishing operations, and supervisory/facilitation a must.
  • Basic knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes.
  • Ability to manage, train and guide people.
  • Possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.


WHhat does Gerdau Offer? (Eligible on 1st day of employment)

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% matching 401(K) up to 6%
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Career Path Program


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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