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Metallurgical Process Improvement Engineer

Date Posted: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


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.


Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.



Job Description


The objective of the Metallurgical Process Engineer is to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the Melt Shop and Rolling Mill.   This is accomplished through the application of the available tools provided including GBS and the use of other technical and engineering principles.  The Metallurgical Process Engineer will coordinate these activities directly with the appropriate Area Leader, Routine Facilitator Lead, and employees within the Melt Shop and Rolling Mill.



Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Ability to work rotating shift schedules with employees on crew and manage workflows for the group and team for area results
  2.  Identify opportunities for improvement within the Melt Shop and Rolling Mill and approve standards developed from these efforts 
  3. Responsible for developing and implementing activities that support the annual action plan specifically as they relate to improvement projects 
  4. Design or develop new or alterations to existing structures, systems, and equipment 
  5. Provide timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts 
  6. Support and participate in CAPEX projects         
  7. Develop and coach employees capabilities and knowledge in job related activities
  8. Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting
  9. Responsible for data entry into GMR and/or other systems utilized for tracking goals and projects
  10. Assist with safety related activities within the area



The Individual


  • Four year college degree in Metallurgical Engineering/Material Science is preferred OR a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. 
  • Previous qualifying experience on related work or lesser jobs of 2 – 4 years with practical training pertaining to scrap processing, melting, casting, rolling, maintenance, finishing, and/or shipping/warehousing operations, and to include some supervisory and facilitation experience.
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of business systems and the use of complex technical and engineering processes.



Salary & Benefits


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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