Share this Job

Production Supervisor

Date Posted: May 4, 2019

Location: Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 5T1

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


Reporting to the Rolling Mill Routine Facilitator, the Production Supervisor provides leadership to and oversees unionized hourly employees in hot rolled bar production and packaging on an assigned shift in the Bar Mill.   The incumbent will direct production activities to meet process and product specifications, quality standards and safety regulations. 


Duties & Responsibilities


  1. Oversee and supervise a shift of 12 process operators to ensure safe and reliable operation of plant production equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair
  2. Ensure that all employees work in accordance with all Company policies and procedures and document and report immediately any violations to the Manager
  3. Ensure throughout the shift that proper methods and procedures are being followed and that quality, safety, environment standards are being met
  4. Manage procedure sign-offs and conduct regular safety and process audits
  5. Maintain good Employee relations, through training, evaluation, discipline and  consistent application of the collective agreement
  6. Assist in the Diagnosis and subsequent solutions of breakdowns and repairs
  7. Work in collaboration with the production team and other departments (Maintenance, Warehouse, etc.)
  8. Prepare and submit daily reports on production, individuals, and overall shift performance
  9. Departmental housekeeping – promote and actively develop 5S methodology
  10. Lead team activities to improve goals
  11. Ensure all environmental practices and guidelines are followed
  12. 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
  13. Conduct accident and incident investigations and completes required forms to determine root cause to prevent future reoccurrences  



The Individual


  • High school diploma or GED required; post secondary diploma/certification preferred
  • 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



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

Find similar jobs: