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Mechanical Engineer- Capex

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.

About us:

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in 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 serve 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 will love working at Gerdau:

At Gerdau, our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit.  Gerdau’s rewards are designed to start you off on your career with a balanced picture for both your short-term goals and your long-term success.


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 
  • Annual Bonus 
  • 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 college degree in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • 2 years of industrial engineering experience, which includes a basic knowledge of engineering and construction techniques used in designing and constructing projects. 
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX and maximize the efficiency of the overall department operation. 
  • Basic Auto-Cad and layout skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project Schedule
  • Knowledgeable in Industrial Safety and Construction Methods
  • Committed to results and leadership skills with proven ability to drive profitability in a fast-paced manufacturing business
  • Ability to develop and lead dynamic teamwork throughout the organization
  • Oral and written communication skills, ability to articulate ideas, detail-oriented data collection and presentation skills are required
  • Ability to travel Domestic and Overseas with flexibility regarding the frequency and duration of travel


Your Purpose:

You will provide  technical coordination and support in the operating and capital expense management processes by initiating and running projects using the capital expense (CAPEX) project process, and equipment monitoring, stabilization and improvements.  


Your Work:

Project Planning

  • Utilize Project Teams to Define the Information for Projects
  • Prepare Technical Studies for CAPEX Project Plans
  • Scope of Work Definition and Implementation Planning
  • Schedule for Project
  • Project Cost and Benefit Analysis
  • Preliminary Studies for Project Planning (PS)
  • Submit Selected Project Plans for Approval of Investment (PAI)
  • Drawing and Document Management for Projects
  • Project Closure (AVI)


Project Implementation

  • Completely Responsible for Project Scope, Schedule, and Budget
  • Utilize Project Team's Skills for a Successful Project
  • Design of Equipment, Facilities, and Processes
  • Develop Technical Bid Packages for Equipment Fabrication
  • Develop Technical Bid Packages for Facility and Utilities
  • Selection of Equipment and Construction Companies to perform works
  • Coordinate with Procurement to issue Purchase Orders and Contracts
  • Work with Operations to Modify Processes Impacted by Project
  • Installation of Equipment, Facilities, and Utilities
  • Commissioning of Equipment, Facilities, and Utilities
  • Verify and Report Project Function, Quality and Benefits
  • Finalization of Project Documentation and Drawings


CAPEX Portfolio Planning

  • Coordinate with Operations on Short and Long Term Project Needs
  • Organize Project Priorities by Criticality and Benefit Calculations
  • Investigate New Technologies and Best Practices and Incorporate into Project Plans
  • Participate in the preparation of CAPEX Plans for Departments


Provide Technical Support for Operations

  • Work closely with Routine and Improvement Facilitators on Operational Improvements
  • Actively involved in Safety Teams and Improvements
  • Trouble Shooting of Existing Equipment and Processes
  • Assist and Participate in Improvement Activities 
  • Coordination of Schedules During Outage Periods
  • Implement Best Practices
  • Assist with the Annual Action Planning


Nearest Major Market: Richmond