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Date: Mar 12, 2023

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.




About the Job:

Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding environmental career in the industrial sector?  Gerdau is seeking an Environmental Specialist to support the operations of the Whitby Mill Steel where recycled scrap metal is shredded, melted, and rolled into new long-steel products.


Reporting to the Environmental Manager for Ontario, the Environmental Specialist is responsible for the routine environmental activities for the Whitby Mill to meet compliance obligations and support the environmental management system certified to ISO 14001.


The Environmental Specialist will oversee environmental controls and monitoring/measurement of operational processes to promote environmental performance and assist with the company’s Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) sustainability journey.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Coordinate routines associated with waste management (truck and rail shipments), wastewater discharge, air emissions monitoring, spills, and radiation alarm response
  • Oversee environmental sampling programs and complete associated reporting in accordance with Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA’s)
  • Compile environmental metrics to support regulatory reporting (i.e., National Pollutant Release Inventory, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, StatsCan) and corporate reporting
  • Manage external service providers to support the environmental activities of the business, including purchase orders, task coordination, and supplier performance
  • Ensure procedures are in place to maintain a robust environmental management system
  • Develop and deliver environmental/regulatory training programs for operations including TDG, Emergency Response Assistance Plan, Radiation Awareness, etc.
  • Routinely engage with plant personnel to promote awareness, verify regulatory compliance, and seek opportunities to minimize risk and improve environmental performance
  • Provide timely guidance and assistance to operations with a ‘boots on the ground’ approach
  • Participate in regulatory inspections and internal/external environmental audits
  • Occasional travel may be required to participate in audits and collaborate with Gerdau Mills within North America


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    

  • A thriving culture that values diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  

  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma in Engineering (Environmental, Chemical or Civil), Earth Sciences or related discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of related environmental experience in a manufacturing setting or technical capacity (consulting, field work, Government)
  • Demonstrated understanding of Federal, Provincial, municipal environmental laws and regulations and the ability to interpret how they apply to facility operations
  • High level of enthusiasm, persistence, initiative, and experienced judgment to balance priorities and complete tasks in timely fashion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for interacting with internal/external stakeholders and developing written procedures
  • Strong problem-solving ability and resourcefulness, particularly in dealing with environmental monitoring instrumentation (dataloggers, flow meters, air samplers, radiation detection devices, etc.)
  • Exceptional level of organization and attention to detail for management of projects, data, and reporting
  • Ability to perform inspections and audits with a focus on continual improvement
  • Strong level of collaboration with cross-functional teams to overcome challenges
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft office programs
  • Previous experience with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard is preferred.
  • Experience with nuclear gauges and licensing through the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is an asset



What Gerdau Offers You: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans

  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)

  • 100% Matching DC Pension up to 6%

  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance

  • Health Advocate Services

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

  • Career Path System and Training

  • Opportunity to grow and create



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 have any disabilities 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