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Shredder Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Whitby, ON, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.

Reporting to the Shredder Maintenance Facilitator, the successful candidate will collaborate with Supervisors, Facilitators, Planners, Trades and Operators in ensuring plant equipment delays and costs are minimized.   The primary role of this position 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 operation stoppages such as down days and extended outages.



- Directly supervise a team of unionized workers and contractors

- Lead and support site’s objective to improve safety performance by working collaboratively with all employees. Focus includes conventional safety management activities such as accident/incident investigation & corrective actions, advancing a safety culture and behaviors as well as ensuring work is performed safely following regulatory codes and site procedures

- Ensuring Employee & Contractor Safety by completing Safety Observations, Pre-Risk Job Assessments, auditing adherence to General Yard Safety rules and procedures, and addressing Employee concerns and sharing with Management team

- Review and manage Manpower and scheduling requirements

- Continuously improve maintenance activities for employee skills as well as equipment efficiency and availability to support site targets and goals

- Encourage and facilitate employee participation in improvement efforts

- Analyze production delay information and develop solutions that facilitate continuous improvement through new designs and innovative approaches to the reliability and maintenance processes

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

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

- Identify and solve chronic equipment failures

- Establish work procedures for corrective and preventive/predictive maintenance programs

- Supervise maintenance trades and contractors during down days and outages for equipment repair and onsite activities

- 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)


- Potentially, the position may be utilized in a combination role with shutdown planning and project management



  • Trade certificate, technical diploma or degree in mechanical field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in supervision or leading teams in a unionized (non-unionized), heavy industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and relationship building skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills using established methodologies (5 Why, Fishbone, 8-D, etc.)
  • Strong computer skills; SAP, Kronos, Microsoft Office software etc.
  • Working hours: Day shift; Overtime as required


Additional Incentives:

Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

- Health, dental, vision, short & long term disability and life/accidental life insurance

- RRSP with company matching

- Employee Assistance Program

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants of employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee and 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 or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities 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