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Manufacturing Process Engineer

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for Domestic candidates only.

Gerdau offers a range of long steel and special steel products from our network of mills across the United States and Canada. We do this as one of the largest recyclers in North America, and as one of the world's most environmentally responsible steel producers. Each year, Gerdau transforms millions of tons of scrap into new steel products, promoting sustainable development. We embrace innovative digital mindsets, and provide our customers with outstanding steel products and services. Join us in shaping the future.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology.
  •  A Career Path System and Training 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


You Have:

  • Four-year degree diploma (Engineering or Material Science) is preferred and 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience with process documentation and data analysis using various tools and techniques such as Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC approach, Poka Yoke, Kanban, What-If Analysis, Pareto Analysis.
  • Experience with reading blue prints and performing accurate analysis and designing effective solutions to a variety of process/ equipment issues.
  • Strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment is preferred.
  • Proficiency with SAP, QMOS softwares is preferred.
  • People management skills with the ability to train and guide associates through improvement projects.
  • Possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experience with heavy duty manufacturing equipment and equipment maintenance is preferred.
  • Knowledge about Operational Metrics and KPIs used in the steel Industry is a plus.


Your Purpose:

You will drive continuous improvement and establish a productive, high performing, and safety conscious work environment. You will focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost and quality, at the Roll Shop. You will be accountable for achieving measurable goals and provide the necessary support for the Rolling Mill Department to accomplish its goals.


Your Work:

  • Interact with all stakeholders to address all process related challenges and provides solutions to the same based on industry best practices.    
  • Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  • Coach and develop the team with failure analysis and lead improvement initiatives.
  • Get stakeholders buy in for the project scope & high-level timeliness
  • Creating Detailed Project Plan & milestones
  • Perform Data collation needed for analysis
  • Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the Roll Shop processes, standard audits, 5S initiatives, equipment assessments, preventive maintenance and safety processes and procedures, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
  • Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures and propose solutions for the failures.
  • Facilitate training sessions for operators related to process procedures, policies, and best practices.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond