Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Engineering Leadership Development Program (G. Start) – Whitby, ON


Gerdau is a major steel manufacturing company, operating in 10 countries, and employing over 30,000 individuals.  The North American business divisions (Gerdau Long Steel North America and Gerdau Specialty Steel North America) produce long and special steel products for the agriculture, energy, industrial, automotive, and manufacturing markets. We stimulate the economy through our network of recycling operations and mills, operating ten mills in the U.S. and three in Canada. Our mills utilize efficient and clean production practices, including the use of electric arc furnace (EAF) technology. The use of this technology and its process makes our steel one of the greenest choices available. 


Gerdau is seeking university students to participate in our G. Start program. G. Start is a paid internship program with the goal of developing students for future technical and managerial positions. G. Start internships are project-focused and mutually beneficial. G. Start is a program that values the diversity and inclusion of our business and society


This position will be a full-time, 12-month long internship opportunity.

Process Engineering

  • Support the Routine and Improvement Continuous Casting facilitators.

  • Help the Melt Shop Department Plan and Execute our Annual Action Plan for 2024/25.

  • This includes, supporting the plan with process data analysis, honing focus on process problems, generating and executing actions to improve the process.

  • Support process improvements through participation in formal Failure Analysis.

  • Examining major material or process time losses using Root Cause Analysis methodology.

Develop Leadership Skills

  • Introduction to managing a process in a unionized heavy manufacturing facility.

  • The opportunity to train an incoming intern in 2025 as they hand off their responsibilities over 3 months to another candidate, and to transfer part of their learnings.


  • Microsoft Office

  • Advanced Excel skills and AutoCad are considered an asset.


An Intern with Gerdau must have an eagerness to grow personally and professionally, being a part of a global company with more than 120 years of entrepreneurship and achievements in the steel industry. This program is for individuals with high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously, who aim at consistently outperforming in a variety of settings and circumstances.

  • Undergraduate entering third or fourth year.

  • Pursing a degree in Materials Science or Metallurgy from a recognized accredited university.

  • Record of high academic achievement (GPA 3.0 or higher preferred).

  • Well-rounded applicants with leadership roles in student organizations or extra-curricular activities.

  • Must be legally authorized to work full-time in the country of hire without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment.

  • Candidates much demonstrate leadership potential, strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative, and problem-solving skill.

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