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Melt Shop Shift Supervisor

Date: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Whitby, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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 is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.

Job Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Melt Shop General Foreman/Manager, this position is primarily accountable for the supervision of a full operating shift of the Melt Shop.  While the incumbent is restricted in decision making in certain areas (major breakdowns, serious labor problems, selection of materials), incumbent is given considerable latitude in the operation of the shift.  Reporting to the incumbent are twenty five (25) production workers.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing and maintaining a safe work environment for employees and assuring enforcement of safety practices and regulations.

Oversee and supervise a shift of 25 employees to ensure safe and reliable operation of plant production  and shipping equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair

Ensure that all employees work in accordance with all Company policies and procedures and document and report immediately any violations to the Manager

Ensure throughout the shift that proper methods and procedures are being followed and that quality, safety, environment standards are being met

Maintain good Employee relations, through training, evaluation, discipline and  consistent application of the collective agreement

Work in collaboration with the production team and other departments (Maintenance, Warehouse, etc.)

Prepare and submit daily reports on production, individuals, and overall shift performance

Departmental housekeeping – promote and actively develop 5S methodology

Lead team activities to improve goals

Ensure all environmental practices and guidelines are followed

Assist Department Manager to develop safety and environmental conscious team by ensuring team and safety meetings are held regularly and overall safety performance is assessed and reviewed during monthly crew meetings

Conduct accident and incident investigations and completes required forms to determine root cause to prevent future reoccurrences  




The ideal candidate for this position will have production supervision experience and have experience supervising in a unionized environment.


High School Diploma or GED

A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience

Steel industry or heavy industrial production environment experience preferred

Familiar with supervising in a unionized facility

Good leadership, technical, and troubleshooting skills

SAP experience is a plus

Kronos experience is a plus


Salary & Beneifts:

Medical and Prescription
Pension/RSP plan
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program

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