Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

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Why Work for Us

Generations have worked at Gerdau Whitby and now it's your turn!  Gerdau is growing and the Whitby Plant is expanding with the latest tools and technology.  Are you looking for a sustainable career at plant with over 50 years of history in the Durham Region?  Are you a determined person who enjoys identifying equipment issues and finding ways to resolve them? Do you like working in a team oriented and collaborative environment?

About Gerdau

At Gerdau, it's all about the people. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Join us in our cultural & digital transformation, and help us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Reporting to the Maintenance General Foreman, the main focus of this position is to improve electrical equipment reliability, while optimizing maintenance costs.

The Electrical Maintenance Supervisor works with a team of Maintenance Leaders, including Planners, Reliability Engineers, and Electricians in order to meet the targets outlined above.

Techniques include the adherence to reliability practices such as preventive/predictive inspections, spare parts management, and optimized planning, scheduling and execution routines.


  • Manage and prioritize Electrical Maintenance Work Order backlog in CMMS (SAP)

  • Establish work procedures for corrective and preventive/predictive maintenance repairs

  • Identify critical equipment spares, materials, and component needs

  • Support the preparation of work packages for maintenance activities during production interruptions and outages

  • Collaborate with Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering for equipment repairs and improvements

  • Support in the preparation of electrical designs in accordance with established codes and standards

  • Supervise maintenance trades and contractors during production down periods and outages for equipment repair and onsite activities

  • Identify and solve chronic electrical failures

  • Electrical Technologist OR Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering OR Certified Electrician

  • Knowledge of electrical building services, power distribution systems, and electrical power components

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Strong time management skills and ability to adjust to shifting priorities

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to lead a team of electricians

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.  

If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada 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 recruiting@gerdau.com