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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

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 persistent 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.



This position will collaborate with Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Trades and Operators in ensuring plant equipment delays and costs are minimized.  The primary objective is to focus on the integration, execution, and continuous improvement of Reliability Practices.  This includes improving preventive maintenance plans, spare parts management, failure treatment, and the planning/scheduling/execution of equipment repairs during operations stoppages such as Downdays and extended Outages.



  • Supervise trades and contractors during downdays and outages for equipment repair and onsite activities

  • Provide technical expertise and leadership to solve problems and provide recommendations for equipment modifications, renovations, installations, additions and replacements

  • Identify and solve chronic equipment failures

  • Monitor on-time completion of Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive (PdM) work orders within specifications

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

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

  • Collaborate with Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering for equipment upgrades and Capital Expenditures (CAPEX)

  • Develop solutions that facilitate continuous improvement through new designs and innovative approaches to the reliability and maintenance processes



  • Technologist OR Bachelor’s degree in Engineering OR Certified Tradesperson with experience in an Industrial Setting

  • Proven experience in data analysis and process improvement project leadership

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

  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders