Process Engineer / Improvement Facilitator

Company Name:
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 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 Process Engineer / Improvement Facilitator for the
Sayreville, NJ facility.
Relocation assistance provided.
Position Summary:
This position will assist the site Improvement Facilitators, Routine Facilitators, department superintendents & plant management in ensuring the efficiency & effectiveness of all improvement aspects within their area of responsibility. Primary responsibility is to focus on continuous improvement & integration of improvement principles, technical & engineering principles, identifying best practices & act as a change agent to help achieve a higher level of results within the assigned location by utilizing & implementing improvement processes.
Identify opportunities for improvement in processes, products, & production within the area of responsibilities.
Develop & implement new as well as adjusting existing standards, structures, systems, & equipment.
Maintain goal & project databases.
Perform trend analysis on the performance data as well as identify commonalities within the data.
Facilitate training sessions for all employees on the improvement methodologies, tools, policies, practices & processes.
Develop & coach employees on capabilities and knowledge in the application of the QIS methodology & participate as needed in QIS events.
Collaborate with Routine Facilitators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, improvement standards, CAPEX standards, audits, 5S initiatives, failure analysis, results management, QIS, FA, Six Sigma & other process improvement methodologies.
Identify & solve chronic / repetitive problems & failures as well as reduce process variation.

Requirements include:
BS degree in Metallurgy or Material Science preferred. Will consider Chemical or Mechanical Engineering degree.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in steel, metal or heavy manufacturing environment.
Experience working with processes, performing experiments, changing process parameters in order to increase productivity, reducing downtime or delays, reducing consumption of raw materials & reducing costs.
Strong communication skills, driven to improve processes & implement change.
Ability to train & serve as coaches to employees.
Exposure to standardization & production quality methods.
Must be able to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of production and maximize the efficiency of the overall department operations.
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.
Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT!
Medical and Prescription
Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program

Gerdau is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.
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