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Electrical Engineer

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

About Gerdau

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 50 years.


Job Summary


This project management position also serves in an advisory or consulting capacity coach to all levels of employees, contractors and plant management. The Engineer III will report to the engineering manager for the Whitby and Cambridge Mills, and will actively participate in the technical development for Engineer I, Engineer II, and maintenance personnel. This position has direct responsibility for specific projects with medium complexity and values ranging from $50,000 up to $1,500,000 or more. Incumbent will be required to frequently and/or for an extended period of time travel 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 construction supervision, and finally to the training of operators and tradespeople.


An Engineer III is expected to have valuable experience that improve 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.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Manage onsite substation and liaise with utility provider as required to maintain compliance with all applicable regulations.  Oversee substation modifications, upgrades, and maintenance activities.
  • Participate in the development of Annual Action Plans.
  • Work in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders to ensure correct and proper selection, installation, and operation of all related equipment to obtain the desired production, safety, and quality levels.
  • 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


Additional Information

  • 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


Application Process


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, colour, 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.