Job Details

CAPEX Engineer


Gerdau North America






Petersburg, United States






About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in 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 serve 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.

Why you will love working at Gerdau

At Gerdau, 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. The measures of performance are 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. Gerdau's rewards are designed to start you off on your career with a balanced picture for both your short-term goals and your long-term success.

We Offer
  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans - Eligible upon 1st day of hire
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Annual Bonus
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create

Your Qualifications
  • Four year college degree in Engineering or Material Science
  • 3 to 5 years of industrial experience and a basic knowledge of engineering and construction techniques used in designing and constructing projects.
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals to the continuous improvement efforts of CAPEX and maximize the efficiency of the overall department operation.

Your Purpose

You will be responsible for developing, refining, and communicating the strategies and engineering information needed to optimize productivity and capital projects while ensuring the efficient and cost effective production of the final product. You will prepare and/or review all data sheets, diagrams, and flow charts needed for the correct and efficient development of project, capital, and expense plans in order to develop and run capital projects. This will include the need to work in close cooperation with department supervisors and appropriate engineering, maintenance, and operations team members to ensure correct and proper selection, installation, and operation of all related equipment to obtain the desired production, safety, and quality levels as needed. The Engineer is responsible for developing engineering information to facilitate departmental requests and needs for cost justification.

Your Work
  • Collect, correlate, and report operational information/data for their assigned projects.
  • Prepare data sheets, diagrams, flow charts, PAIs, PS, and technical studies for correct and efficient installation and operation of the equipment.
  • Provide preliminary engineering services for department projects and cost justification.
  • Assist in preparing programs for the computer control systems.
  • Review, develop, and improve operation procedures and train personnel in operations improvements.
  • Assist in solving production anomalies in the operations process.
  • Assist with and participate in improvement activities
  • Faciliate training sessions for all employees on the Engineering policies, practices and processes.
  • Assist with the development of the Annual Action Plan.

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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