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Quality/Process Engineer (Metallurgy)

Company Name:
Gerdau
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.
We believe our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. We see customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit as a measure of performance.
Gerdau is currently seeking a Quality/Process Engineer (Metallurgy) for its Sayreville, NJ facility.
Relocation assistance is available
Basic Function:
The Product Metallurgist I provides technical coordination and support for the Melt Shop and/or Rolling Mill to advance the development and refinement of operating procedures to ensure quality standards. Responsible for providing support in the coordination and evaluation of customer requirements and product specifications in accordance with the capacities and capabilities of the production departments.
The Quality Engineer is primarily responsible for the identification, evaluation, and implementation of product enhancement opportunities. These actions involve the planning, coordination, evaluation and reporting of product trials, and on-site material review at customers' plants.
Responsibilities:
Timely and cost-conscious evaluation of customer requirements.
Providing information and/or undertaking physical inspection of rods to make decisions on material disposition applied to the customer.
Investigation and evaluation of customer complaints, with the responsibility to formulate and implement corrective action procedures.
Involvement in GBS to the extent that it involves the customer technical needs.
Coordinate and organize customer visits to the plant.
Responsible for the identification, implementation and co-ordination with the Melt Shop, Rolling Mills and other departments of process / product development projects designed to improve product quality and yields as well as reduce processing costs.
Investigate proposed product requirements and determine action plans accordingly.
Aid in development of processes and practices necessary to produce grades of steel to comply with industry, customer, sales and operating requirements.
Aid in development and implementation of timely, effective quality reporting systems.
Requirements:
Bachelor Science - Metallurgy, Materials Degree, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial.
4 - 6 years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment with exposure to standardization and production quality.
Ability to apply problem-solving techniques to a wide range of metallurgical process issues.
Experience in a heavy manufacturing environment
Experience in steelmaking or any metal industry (mining, non-ferrous, foundry) is strongly preferred
Experience working with processes, performing experiments, changing process parameters in order to increase productivity, reducing delays/downtime, reducing consumption of raw materials, and reducing cost
Ability to develop and refine new and existing practices from industry or customer specifications by utilizing and enhancing current shop capabilities.
Experience in steel making and casting processes including alloying, refractories, slag and clean steel practices and or rolling is preferred.
Working knowledge of ISO 9001, Six Sigma Processes and or QS9000 / TS16949 quality systems.
Ability to develop and present training and technical presentations.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Gerdau offers opportunities for advancement in an ever challenging, high-tech environment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to grow with a world-class, multinational company. We recognize the contributions of our team members and provide opportunities for advancement.
Apply online only. Please do not phone the mill.
Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT!
Medical and Prescription
Dental
Vision
Health and Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
401K
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program

Gerdau is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to diversifying its workforce. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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