Production Shift Supervisor - Melt Shop

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Petersburg, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with 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, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A thriving culture that embraces 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 on your 1st day of work!
  • 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

Qualifications Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of metal making experience and melt shop specific production knowledge is required.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Understanding of process flow and priorities.
  • Understanding of equipment functions.
  • Effective written and oral communication.
  • Ability to display empathy.
  • Ability to sustain teamwork and collaboration.
  • Orientation to achieve goals and meet/exceed expectations.
  • Time management and organization.
  • Self motivated..
  • Ability to work a 12 hr. rotating schedule, days, nights, and two weekends a month.

Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for the training, guidance, and performance of a crew from the Melt Shop Furnace and the Caster department. You will be responsible for providing leadership guidance on establishing a productive, high performing, and safety conscious working team environment. The major role is to focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management through the continuous application of Gerdau Business System principles for the area of responsibility. 


Your Work:

  • Manage a safe work environment, including proper housekeeping.
  • Manage quality, productivity, and customer delivery promises.
  • Motivate, mentor, and train of hourly workforce.
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Effectively communicate to ensure efficient operations .
  • Complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough fashion.
  • Willingness and ability to have immediate and direct conversations on critical alignment issues.
  • Manage production flow.
  • Determine and coordinate training (and cross-training) needed.
  • Handle the resources needed by the team (PPE, tools, equipment).
  • Manage vacation, call offs and additional personnel support that may be needed.
  • Report and address shift performance numbers and issues..
  • Involve department leadership team on safety, quality, environmental and production (delays greater than 90 minutes) issues.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing/walking, balance, bend from trunk, kneel, and push and pull objects.
  • Ability to tolerate extreme ambient temperatures ranging from 0°F to 160°F.
  • Ability to tolerate a swing shift work schedule.
  • Ability to tolerate working in areas where noise levels can reach 120 decibels.

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. 


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