Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

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.


We are looking for a candidate who is driven and leads by example to run a productive workshop.  This position requires an experienced leader who has solid communication skills to assign tasks, create daily work schedules, and follow up on performance.   

  • Oversee and direct 10-15 unionized skilled trades/apprentices

  • Manage equipment repair workflow in the Shop and in CMMS (SAP)

  • Collaborate with Area Supervisors to prioritize Shop work

  • Maintain Shop organization and cleanliness

  • Manage shop consumables and tools

  • Assist in technical challenges including diagnostics and parts support

  • Communicate job expectations, enforce systems, policies, and procedures

  • Lead, support, and assist fellow team members

  • Optimize productivity and efficiency within the Shop

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a leadership/supervisory role in an industrial setting

  • Technologist OR Bachelor’s degree in Engineering OR Certified Tradesperson

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Positive Attitude

  • Overtime work may be required

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

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