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Production Scheduler

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: PETERSBURG, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

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. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Annual Bonus
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • 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:

  • High school diploma or GED required.  Associate degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in plant operations or equivalent required.
  • APICS module: BSCM preferred.
  • Experience in activities related to production planning.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to respond timely to requests and inquiries as needed.
  • PC-proficient with software programs including data-based programs, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Proficient use of SAP & QMOS systems.  SAP-ECC and production scheduling preferred.
  • Ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Conflict negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform and prioritize a variety of analytical tasks with minimum supervision.


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for carrying out production and offline scheduling, inventory levels control and distribution to balance the level of customer service and service cost, according to S&OP guidelines.  Ensure operational efficiencies of all manufacturing processes through use of the production scheduling process to improve overall product quality, cost, and customer satisfaction through on time and full fulfillment.  This position reports to the Scheduler, with dotted line to VP/GM.


Your Work:


  1. Responsible for the execution of the internal plant scheduling processes (Melt Shop, Rolling Mill, Offline Saw, etc.) both from a routine and improvement perspective which involve production schedules, work orders generation, SKU creation, etc.
  2. Generates production orders and manages through their life cycle, including creation and sequences of production orders from beam blank PO’s, rolling schedule, offline orders, etc. in these process areas:
    • Melt Shop Production Schedule
      • Liquid steel and/or billet PO creation
    • Billet Yard Management
      • Manage billet yard storage locations of both the inner and outer yards to optimize storage and accessibility for production execution.  Including stacking plans, inventory control and validation.
      • Coordinate and works with Melt Shop, Billet Yard and Rolling Mill Furnace operations.
    • Rolling Mill Production Schedule
      • MES & ERP systems; finished good production orders.
      • Cold, hot and mix mode charging.
    • Offline Production Schedule
      • Manage the communication and movement of parent material with Production & Logistics.  Including setting up the pull list from surge, gag press or yard to offline for processing.
      • Coordinates and works with Sales to process and fill all special orders requested by customers.
      • Estimated completion times of CTL and EPC orders both cut from stock and mill orders.
      • Maintain proper order completion dates within the scheduling systems
  3. Execute based on standardized S&OP guidelines.
    • Works with Logistics and identifies opportunities to utilize unassigned inventory to fulfill orders.
  4. Ensures seamless integration between scheduling, operational departments, and sales groups through effective communications with all parties.
  5. Ensures visibility of key production order milestones.
  6. Manage the process to ensure timely production reconciliation of all beam blank orders and finished good production orders.  If any deviations are detected, they assess the situation and take appropriate corrective action to address the situation and communicate with all key stakeholders to ensure adequate resolution.
  7. Executes updating routines for finished goods and WIP inventories to ensure accuracy and efficient working capital management. 
  8. Analyzes and makes required adjustments considering supply chain guidelines and opportunities to enhance customer service.
  9. Work closely with the Scheduler and serve as a backup for that role as needed.
  10. This role may require on call and remote work outside of normal business hours; including nights and weekends.



Nearest Major Market: Richmond