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General Supervisor - Melt Shop

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Are you passionate about leading change, finding solutions and accomplishing goals? Do you enjoy working with a strong, collaborative team? Do you have strong organizational skills with a proven ability to prioritize and lead projects? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-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 
  • Annual Bonus
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 


You Have:

  • A four-year college degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Metallurgical Engineering,
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods,
  • Previous supervisory experience with the ability to manage, train and mentor team members,
  • Strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment.
  • Experience in scrap processing, melting, casting, rolling, maintenance, finishing, shipping/warehouse operations, and supervisory/facilitation a must.
  • Basic knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes.
  • Promoter of continuous improvement, driven by results and performance.
  • Effective communication skills to articulate ideas, give feedback, motivate, and resolve conflicts.
  • Proficiency with computers and MS Office.


Your Purpose:

You will lead the melting process to meet and exceed the company's safety, quality, cost, and production goals. 


Your Work:

  • Duties will include controlling the workflow 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 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 Systems 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 Gerdau Business Systems Processes/Tools in the day-by-day work.  
  • Establish and negotiate cell goals and manage Action Plans for area of responsibility and goal achievement.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond