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Process Engineer

Date Posted: Feb 17, 2019

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A2B4

Company: Gerdau

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.


The major role of this job is to identify opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the Melt Shop. These duties will include the development and implementation of new as well as adjusting existing 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 GBS and improvement principles in conjunction with the use of technical and engineering principles.


Qualifications for this position include a four year college degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science combined with 8+ years experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods. Incumbent must have an advanced working knowledge of steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment. Previous qualifying experience in scrap processing, melting, casting, rolling, or maintenance  and supervisory/facilitation a must. Successful candidate will demonstrate an advanced 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.




  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. Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  4. Develop and coach employees on capabilities and knowledge in the application of the Improvement  methodology.
  5. Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to the Gerdau Business System processes, improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management,  Failure Analysis, 6 Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  6. Identify and solve chronic/repetitive problems and failures as well as reduce process variation.
  7. Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan, and the administration of established policies, practices, and procedures.
  8. Prepare and approve standards from CAPEX and improvement initiatives.
  9. Implement and coordinate CAPEX projects, and Annual Action Plan Improvement Projects.
  10. Oversee, contribute to, and support daily improvement management activities, which include providing timely and accurate cost estimates on proposed improvement efforts.
  11. Provide consulting services to the departments on improvement methodologies and tools. Design new and revamp existing structures, systems, and equipment.
  12. Provide support in implementation, maintenance, and follow up on the vertical and horizontal help chain.
  13. Assist with all safety activities.



Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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