Job Details

HR Generalist - Temporary Position


Gerdau North America






Cambridge, California, United States


Human Resources




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 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.

What you will do:

The incumbent should have a working knowledge on a broad range of human resources, labour relations, personnel practices and techniques, recruitment, selection and staffing and supports change management initiatives. Familiar with employment procedures; applicable labour laws and regulations; current labour relations issues and jurisprudence, recruitment/selection and staffing.

The primary function of the Human Resources Generalist is to oversee and coordinate the consistent implementation and administration of the collective agreement, and employee/union issues. The incumbent reports to the Human Resources Manager at the Whitby Facility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Generalist primarily supports both the Cambridge Mill and Whitby Shredder business divisions however, may be required to provide additional support to other divisions from time to time and responds to employee/union issues as they arise in the form of grievances/complaints and proactively addresses issues.
  • Responsible for ongoing administration of the Collective Agreement, including participation on the negotiating team, undertaking staff development to meet ongoing needs.
  • Investigates complaints of harassment, and misconduct.
  • Drafts, implements and administers policies and procedures to meet the directives of the above.
  • Responsible for manning and recruitment and sets strategic directives in this area.
  • Provides consultation services to front-line Supervisors and Managers in all matters regarding discipline and performance issues for all employee groups.
What you Have:
  • A university degree or college diploma with a concentration in human resources management
  • 3-5 years of experience in Labour-Management Relations (preferably in an industrial setting)
  • A CHRP designation (or in the process of working towards) would be an asset.

What we offer:
  • This is a one-year contract position located at the Cambridge Mill with some travel required to the Whitby location as needed.

Additional Information:
  • All successful candidates must pass a post-medical and ergonomic assessment.
  • Background, education and criminal record check will be performed.
  • Must have the ability to travel to the Whitby facility as required.
  • This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

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.

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