Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Selkirk, CA, R1A 2B4

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only. 


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This position will assist the site Improvement Facilitators, Routine Facilitators, department superintendents, and plant management in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness within their area of responsibility. The major role of this job is to focus on Pass Design, Roll Design, Guide Design, interstand equipment design and Roll Machining Process promoting continuous improvement and integration of improvement principles, technical and engineering principles, identifying best practices, consistent application of Continuous improvement principles and act as a change agent to help achieve a higher level of results within the assigned location by utilizing and implementing improvement processes.




This position serves in a material manufacturing processes advisory capacity with no direct reports. Serves as a coach to all production  employees and plant management.




The major role of this job is to identify opportunities for improvement in processes for current products and be responsible for new products development. These duties will include adjusting existent and new product pass designs and all related standards,  structures, systems, and equipment. This position is responsible to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. Incumbent will be responsible for reaching improvement through the application of the available methods and tools provided through continuous improvement principles in conjunction with the use of technical and engineering principles. Responsible for coordinating improvement activities directly with the appropriate Superintendent, Routine Facilitator, and staff within area of responsibility.



Qualifications for this position recommends a four year college degree in Engineering or Material Science combined with 4 to 8 years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Incumbent must have a working knowledge of steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. Previous qualifying experience in casting, rolling, roll shop,  finishing, , and supervisory/facilitation a must. Successful candidate will demonstrate a good knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes. Requires the ability to train people and serve as a coach to employees. The incumbent should possess solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills.


Advanced proficiency and capability for further advancement in the main areas of technical knowledge:

  • Lathe Programming
  • Strong Math Skills;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel
  • Drawing/simulation software proficiency (CAD, Inventor,...);
  • Very good understanding of FEA analysis Tools (Forge);
  • Advanced understanding of Mill designs (stands, shears, interestand equipment) and guiding and Lathes (Limited to his/her mill) .


This position directly reports to the department superintendent (and dotted line to higher pass Designer level) The incumbent will coordinate efforts with the different functional groups both within area of responsibility and other areas of the location. The incumbent would be detail oriented and must be comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and support of all the Pass Design related trainings and development activities for employees of the location.


The Pass Designer III will assist location management with the Annual Action Plan and the administration of established policies, procedures, and processes. This job can also be for CAPEX projects and compiling and analyzing project data. The incumbent will coach employees on Problem solving  methodologies.


The primarily responsibility for this job is the oversight of all activities related to pass design based on contribution from, GBS processes, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, Problem solving and process improvement methodologies. The incumbent will be responsible for the oversight, contribution to, and support of all the safety activities. The incumbent must possess good communication skills, have the ability to articulate ideas, give feedback, resolve conflicts, and point out areas where improvement is needed, as well as the ability to develop a positive relationship with employees in order to develop credibility. Must be results oriented and have the ability to motivate others.


The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations.  Employees must also report any situation that may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.




  1. Maintain goal and project data bases. Perform trend analysis on the performance data as well as identify commonalities within the data.
  2. Participate and contribute to the achievement of department goals including goal setting.     
  3. Provide consulting services to the departments on improvement methodologies and tools. Revamp existing and new pass designs and associated new structures, systems, and equipment aiming process results improvement / business gains
  4. Facilitate training sessions for all employees on Pass Design Concepts utilizing improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  5. Develop and coach employees on capabilities and knowledge in the application of the Problem Solving methodology
  6. Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to the stability of the rolling process updating/creating improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, FA, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  7. Oversees and maintains the Product recipe creation/modification process.
  8. Identify and solve chronic/repetitive pass design related problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  9. Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  10. Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  11. Implement and coordinate CAPEX projects and Annual Action Plan Improvement Projects.
  12. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  13. Provide support in implementation, maintenance, and follow up on the vertical and horizontal help chain.
  14. Assist with all safety activities.





Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Defined Contribution RRSP/RPP
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

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.  

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