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Process Engineer - Rolling Mill

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel 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. 


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:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in engineering, machine design discipline, or equivalent experience, preferably mechanical or industrial engineering.
  • Knowledge of rolling mill pass design, with a preference toward structural steel product pass design. Minimum of 5 years mechanical design/pass design or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in CAD software technologies and mechanical design work.
  • Knowledge of lathe operations, including CAM programming for lathe operations.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend a variety of measuring devices.
  • Knowledge of ASTM specifications.
  • Strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment is preferred.
  • Experience with structural steel rolling operations is a plus.
  • Experience with rolling mill product commissioning from pre-commissioning through commercialization of the finished product.
  • Experience with roll and guide shop operations.
  • Interpersonal skills and be able to work collaboratively and constructively in a dynamic and changing work environment.
  • Must be able to function individually and as part of a team.
  • Must show an eagerness to take on added responsibilities and leadership roles over time.
  • Project management is a plus.


Your Purpose:

You will provide support to the Rolling Mill Department by developing and commissioning new products, improving current processes, revising process parameters and assist with design updates.


Your Work:

  • Pass design activities including but not limited to new product development, existing roll, pass, and guide design refinement, product commissioning responsibilities, etc.
  • Performing accurate analysis and designing effective solutions to a variety of product/process issues.
  • Design, detail, and procure guide equipment in the mill.
  • Revise guide, mill rolls, passes, and mill equipment drawings.
  • Interact with various facility departments to ensure optimal operation and maintenance of rolling equipment.
  • Assist with drawings modification, redesign of mill equipment, and compiling reports, including roll, guide, bearing, and chock inventory.
  • Generate and assist in compiling reports, including roll inventory.
  • Work with Senior Process Engineers, vendors and other outside resources to stay updated on steel mill rolling technologies and innovations to prevent obsolescence and ensure we achieve and maintain a technological advantage in the marketplace.
  • The position requires to work on nights or weekend periodically to be available for product commissioning and specific product changes.
  • Get stakeholders buy in for the project scope & high-level timeliness

Nearest Major Market: Richmond