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Logistics Engineer - Leadership Development Program

Date: Apr 2, 2021

Location: Petersburg, VA, US

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.  


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. 


Management Associate Program (MA):  

Gerdau proudly offers a Leadership Development Program referenced as a Management Associate (MA), a flagship position known to empower people to recognize opportunity for improvement, and drive important projects forward to promote an increase in production, safety, quality, and collaboration. We look to have real, feasible goals accomplished, and results achieved. The intensive 18-month development path utilizes on-the-job learning, classroom training, coaching and ongoing mentorship by senior management to turn MAP graduates into our future managerial and technical leaders. 

Working at Gerdau is an opportunity to be part of a team that is a benchmark in the industry in which it operates. The MA Program also includes a Mentoring Program, a unique feature designed to help you build a successful career. Your Mentor will be a Gerdau professional with experience and impact in the organization, who will facilitate your integration with Gerdau, help you understand Gerdau’s values and business culture and streamline your training by providing you technical knowledge and business vision. 

What you will do:  

  • As an MA you will be responsible for learning and implementing routine actions in the mill as well as provide engineering solutions for large- and small-scale problems. Examples include: Creating Mechanical components/assembly drawing(s), proposing business methods to optimize product output and redirect process prioritization to improve current production standards. 

  • Gain a holistic view and acumen of the industry by working with each level of Gerdau North America, as well as travel to various destinations throughout the US and Canada.   

  • Further your development by interacting with other MAs from across North America while tackling some of the organization’s biggest challenges.  

  • Grow a set of managerial, interpersonal, analytical, and technical skills.  

  • Work with software such as AutoCad, AutoCad Inventor, SAP, and excel.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, Industrial or Systems Engineering, or Business 

  • 2020/2021 College  graduate - recently completed or be in the process of completing degree before program starts 

  • Record of high academic achievement (Minimum GPA 2.5, preferred GPA 3.0 or higher) 

  • Preference for a degree related internship experience 

  • A maximum of 3 years full time work experience 

  • Well-rounded applicants with leadership roles in student organizations or extra-curricular activities 

  • A high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously 

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment 

  • Willing to relocate to various locations within the United States during the length of the program