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Date Posted: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau



This position is responsible for providing training and leadership guidance on establishing a productive, high performing, and safety conscious working cell environment. The major role of this job is to focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management through the continuous application of Gerdau Business Systems for area of responsibility. These duties will include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of production/quality improvement programs and standards, 5S improvements, development and implementation of cost and environmental control goals, development and implementation of new and current preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures.


Primary Duties:


  1. Duties will include controlling the work flow 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.     
  2. Facilitate training sessions for operators under a maintained training matrix on the compliance standards, routine methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  3. Coach and develop the team at failure analysis and support the company system methodology.
  4. Develop performance expectations, audit performance, document findings, and establish corrective action plans.
  5. Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the Gerdau Business System processes, audits, 5S initiatives, needs assessments, preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures, Kaizen Events, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
  6. Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures.
  7. Administer all safety activities. Coordinates all emergency preparedness practices, policies, and procedures.
  8. Track performances on control items. Ensure compliance. Design and implement new as well as update existing standards.
  9. Audit performance, document findings, and develop corrective action plans.
  10. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily routine management activities including the Gerdau Business System Processes/Tools in the day-by-day work.  
  11. Establish and negotiate cell goals and manage Action Plans for area/cell of responsibility cell goal achievement.




  • A high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2 to 4 years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods
  • Working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment is preferred
  • Previous qualifying experience in scrap processing preferred
  • Supervisory skills are required with the ability to train and guide staff and contractors
  • A basic knowledge of business systems and the use of complex technical and engineering processes 
  • Ability to  present information in a group setting
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills are required People management skills a must
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions




  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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