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Production Supervisor

Date Posted: May 10, 2019

Location: Wilton, IA, US, 52778

Company: Gerdau

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.

 

Principal Responsibilities

 

  • Duties will include controlling the work flow within the area of responsibility, assist in minimizing downtime/breakdowns and maximizing productivity, monitor performance, managing routine processes, and training employees in routine management standards.
  • Facilitate training sessions for operators under a maintained training matrix on the compliance standards, routine methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
  • Coach and develop the team at failure analysis and support the QIS methodology.
  • Develop performance expectations, audit performance, document findings, and establish corrective action plans.
  • Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, audits, 5S initiatives, needs assessments, preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures, QIS, Kaizen Events, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
  • Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures.
  • Administer all safety activities. Coordinates all emergency preparedness practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Track performances on control items. Ensure compliance. Design and implement new as well as update existing standards.
  • Audit performance, document findings, and develop corrective action plans.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support daily routine management activities including the GBS Processes/Tools in the day-by-day work.
  • Establish and negotiate cell goals and manage Action Plans for area/cell of responsibility cell goal achievement.

 

Additional Responsibilities

 

  • The major role of this job is to ensure routine management efforts are followed and opportunities for improvement in processes, products and production within the area of responsibility are identified. The Production Supervisor II is responsible for ensuring standardization of processes within the area of responsibility.  These duties will include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of production/quality improvement programs and standards, ITS training, 5S improvements, development and implementation of cost and environmental control goals, development and implementation of new and current preventative maintenance and safety management processes and procedures.
  • The Production Supervisor II will be responsible for standardization administration as it relates to processes in control standards, management standards, routine procedures, job aids, one point lesions, and process guarantee tables. This position is responsible for ensuring that standardization processes are properly documented and training is provided to personnel responsible for operating in accordance with the standards.   This position is accountable for auditing performance, documenting findings, and developing corrective action plans.  These duties will include standard compliance audits as well as development and implementation of new and existing standards.  
  • The incumbent will lead Failure Analysis when significant problems occur and compare performance to existing standards.   This job is responsible for making appropriate updates to standards when needed.
  • The incumbent must perform the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State and Local environmental regulations.  Employees must also report any situation that may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Material Science
  • 3-5 years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality methods
  • Solid presentation abilities combined with good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • People management skills, and ability to train and guide people
  • Detail-oriented and comfortable dealing with associates at all levels within the organization
  • Basic knowledge of the business system and the use of complex technical and engineering processes
  • Strong working knowledge of the steel manufacturing methods and techniques involving the use of heavy mill machinery and related equipment

 

 
 

Benefits

 

  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  •     401K
  •     Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  •     Health Advocate Services
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Tuition Reimbursement Program

 

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.

 

If you are vision-impaired 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 recruiting@gerdau.com.


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