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Maintenance Mechanical Supervisor / Routine Facilitator

Date Posted: Apr 4, 2019

Location: St. Paul, MN, US, 55119

Company: Gerdau

About Us


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. 


We believe our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. We see customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit as a measure of performance.


Job Description

To provide minimum downtime for all mill equipment by preventive maintenance programs, troubleshooting and repairing any maintenance (mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, etc.) problems.  The Maintenance Mechanical Supervisor / Routine Facilitator reports to the Reliability & Maintenance Manager. Reporting to the incumbent are approximately 25 Millwright & Hydraulic employees. The incumbent daily assigns projects and repairs and follows up with technical and/or physical assistance. 


The incumbent is responsible for maintaining the mill in a functional, productive and safe operating condition.  He is responsible to carry out the preventive maintenance program as related to cranes, machinery motors and other related equipment where routine adjustments are made and is available and adaptable to special problems which arise.  The incumbent works closely with supervisors and superintendents within the company explaining and resolving maintenance problems.


The incumbent must also keep several reports including maintenance downtime log, work request log, and fab shop log, and records any changes that are made to the master plans.


The incumbent has several employee relations functions to perform such as merit reviews and recommends the hiring, disciplining and terminating of employees.  The incumbent is responsible for maintaining records of attendance.  The incumbent is responsible for training and orientation and must be able to communicate technical expertise in order to delegate responsibility to subordinates.  The technical experience includes but is not limited to industrial hydraulics, understanding of mechanical, piping, and structural drawings, mechanical systems, water systems, rotating equipment, industrial automation, PLC’s and HMI’s.


The major challenges facing the incumbent include assuring the efficient and safe operation of machinery.  The incumbent must be able to adapt to changes and make technical decisions in order to prevent or reduce downtime.  Problems requiring capital outlays or extended downtime have to be approved by superior.


Provide full support for the implementation and management of safety systems.  Participate in all accident and incident investigations in area of responsibility.  Conduct routine safety activities including inspection tours, employee contacts, lock out audits, and contractor safety.  Ensure that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas.  Maintain compliance with visual management standards.


Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for safety of employees.
  2. Responsible for operational safety of equipment.
  3. Responsible for minimizing downtime.
  4. Cooperate with other departments.
  5. Responsible for discipline of employees.
  6. Responsible for carrying out company policy and procedures.
  7. Responsible for procuring non inventory parts and equipment.
  8. Responsible for ensuring that contractors comply with Gerdau.


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 which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.


The Individual

  • Must have HS Diploma / GED.  Additional education preferred but not required, such as Associate or Bachelor degree in Management, Mechanical Engineering or related field with three years of supervisory and maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting.  Experience in lieu of additional education will be considered.  
  • People management skills, and ability to train and guide employees.
  • Must have moderate knowledge or experience with industrial hydraulics, reading and understanding mechanical piping, and structural drawings.
  • Experience with mechanical systems, water systems, and rotating equipment.
  • Understanding of industrial automation, PLC's and HMI's.
  • Computer savvy with systems such as Microsoft Office, AutoCad, and SAP.  



Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT! 

  • Medical and Prescription 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 401K 
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Application Process

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 applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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