Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: WHITBY, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

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Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America. Through its vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the Company serves a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes and fabricated steel to its customers throughout the US and Canada.

The Gerdau Whitby Steel Mill has been a part of the local community for over 60 years. 


This project management position also serves in an advisory or consulting capacity coach to all levels of employees, contractors, and plant management. The Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager for the Whitby and Cambridge Mills and will actively participate in the technical development for the Engineering department and maintenance personnel. This position has direct responsibility for specific projects with medium complexity and values ranging from $50,000 up to $5,000,000 or more. The incumbent will be required to travel, possibly for an extended period, to work on CAPEX projects. Project managers at Gerdau are responsible for all aspects of projects; from the development of the investment proposal, to engineering and design, to overseeing fabrication, to construction supervision, and finally to the training of operators and tradespeople.


An Engineer is expected to have valuable experience that improves the quality of execution of projects within the steel industry. The incumbent must have an engineering specialty in at least one field that is applicable to Gerdau’s operations in Ontario, and they must be able to provide value to the business in that field. The applicant must have at least 5 years of previous experience in heavy industry.

  • Project Manager for CAPEX and non-CAPEX projects at the Whitby Mill.
    • May be required to complete some projects at our Cambridge Mill
  • Integrate new technologies into the plant.
  • Train and develop employees in technical and/or project related information.
  • Conduct Technical Studies to support CAPEX investments.
  • Support process improvement projects where applicable.
  • Support operation of the onsite substation and liaise with utility provider as required to maintain compliance with all applicable regulations.  Oversee substation modifications, upgrades, and maintenance activities.
  • Development and management of internal engineering and/or project management procedures.
  • Create, review, approve and issue engineering drawings as required for modifications, installations, and maintenance/repair purposes. Stamping of drawings is not required.
  • Must stay abreast of current technologies.
  • Provide engineering services for department projects and cost justification.
  • Assist in preparing, reviewing and troubleshooting programs for the plant PLCs and computer control systems.
  • Travel will be required, approximately 1 week per quarter.
  • Four-year Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of industrial experience.
  • Specialty in steel-related field.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction techniques used in industrial design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX and maximize the efficiency of the overall department operation. 
  • Good communication skills, ability to articulate ideas, detail oriented, and comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization.
  • Knowledge of CAD software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to create, review, modify and approve electrical engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of electrical safety and building codes
  • All successful candidates must pass a Post-Medical & Ergonomic Assessment
  • Background, Education and Criminal record check will be performed
  • Gerdau pay competitive wages
  • Bonus incentive eligible
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • 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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