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Maintenance/Reliability Planner - Cambridge

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T 1R9

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.

Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Job Description

  • Provide coordination, direction and support for implementing and sustaining Asset Reliability Processes (ARP) to improve safety, equipment reliability, and product quality at optimum efficiency and costs by:
  •     Planning proactive maintenance including preventive, predictive, corrective maintenance, and project work.
  •     Managing non-emergency work and planned work backlog.
  •     Developing procedures to improve safety, lower costs, and optimize resources through the use of the Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
  •     Scheduling proactive maintenance work using a formal, systematic, and analytical approach.
  •     Participating in the development of Annual Action Plans.
  •     Training maintenance and operation personnel.
  •     Conducting routine safety and maintenance activities including audits, maintenance task evaluations, employee contacts, and visibility tours as assigned.
  •     Ensuring that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas.
  •     Maintaining compliance with visual management standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible for:

  •     Planning and coordinating proactive maintenance activities on equipment, with involvement in projects and maintenance activities that will improve the reliability of the equipment. 
  •     Develop job plans for all planned maintenance, predictive and preventive technologies, in conjunction with reliability technicians, reliability engineers, mill operations, maintenance personnel and suppliers.
  •     Provide technical assistance and maintenance expertise to assigned location(s).
  •     Maximize the equipment reliability using a systematic approach to plan and schedule maintenance work.
  •     Facilitate weekly planning, down-days, and outage meetings. Due to the nature of manufacturing operations,
  •     Work on regularly scheduled shutdowns and must be available for specific operations or projects.
  •     Some travel may be required for training to support projects.

The Individual

Qualifications for position include: 

  •     A minimum of a two-year degree -OR- advanced technical training
  •     At least 5 years experience at a high level of mastery discipline.
  •     A mastery level knowledge of heavy manufacturing or other related maintenance engineering activities.
  •     Possess an extensive working knowledge of maintenance concepts and techniques with demonstrated expertise in asset reliability technology and systems.
  •     Be responsible for staying abreast of current technology and recommending changes to effect continual improvement of asset reliability and manufacturing processes.


Salary & Benefits

  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     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.

If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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