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Production Supervisor

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 5T1

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 Description:

Under the direction of the Shredder General Foreman/Manager, this position is primarily accountable for the supervision of a full operating shift of the Shredder and Non-Ferrous Plants.  While the incumbent is restricted in decision making in certain areas (major breakdowns, serious labor problems, selection of materials), the incumbent is given considerable latitude in the operation of the shift.  Reporting to the incumbent are twenty (20) 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 8-15 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, shipping and receiving, 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  


Job Requirements:


  • 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
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating continental shift rotations
  • SAP and Kronos experience is an asset


Application Process:

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.



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