Posted February 26, 2019
St. Paul, MN

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About Us

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.

Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Job Description

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and coordination of an assigned shift of the St. Paul Steel Mill Melt Shop engaged in the production of steel to include the handling and processing of scrap, efficient operation of all ladle furnace equipment, the electric arc furnace operation, ladle and tundish preparation, continuous casting operation, and the switching of railcars for the Melt Shop.

Under the guidance of the General Supervisor, Melt Shop, this position is primarily accountable for the supervision of an operating shift of the Melt Shop.  The incumbent exercises considerable latitude in the operation of the shift.  This position reports to the General Supervisor, Melt Shop, along with three (3) other Shift Supervisors.

The incumbent is responsible for effective and efficient use of personnel and materials to safely produce quality steel at the lowest possible cost.


The incumbent exercises immediate supervision of twenty to twenty-four (20-24) hourly production workers involved in the loading, handling and melting of scrap, refining and casting of liquid steel and identification and handling of billets.


The incumbent assists, instructs, directs, and trains personnel in the operational procedures involved in the melt shop process, along with the care of equipment used.  In addition to these supervisory duties, the incumbent is responsible for filling out all maintenance, production, and supervisory reports as required.  In accomplishing job goals and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent must communicate with the previous Melting Shift Supervisor, Melt Shop Maintenance Supervisor as to the condition of the equipment; the General Supervisor, Melting and Casting and the Melt Shop Superintendent, concerning any special problems or instruction


Problems associated with this position would include equipment failure, improper scrap selection, and inadequate housekeeping practices.  The main challenge of this position being the maintenance of work flow through the melting and casting areas so as to obtain the optimum production of quality steel for the least possible cost.


Provide full support for the implementation and management of the Safety In Action system in area of responsibility.  Participate in all accident and incident investigations in area of responsibility.  Conduct routine safety activities including inspection tours, employee contacts and visibility tours.  Ensure that safety rules and requirements are being followed in all work areas.  Ensure that work rules are posted in all work areas.  Maintain compliance with visual management standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for production of prescribed quality of products to include all grades of carbon steel.

Responsible for production of scheduled tons of steel.

Responsible for proper, efficient, and effective work methods.

Responsible for proper operation and utilization of equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair.

Responsible for the diagnosis and subsequent solution of breakdown problems.

Responsible for selection, training, safety, discipline, and the proper administration of other personnel policies for employees.

Responsible for employee attendance control and turnover.

Cooperates and coordinates with other supervisors, departments, and services to minimize downtime and breakdowns to maximize production of quality product.

Responsible for administering safety programs.

Responsible for departmental housekeeping.

Techniques to include basic metallurgical knowledge; a broad knowledge of melt shop procedures necessary to make decisions about composition of scrap mix, carbon and oxygen mixtures, and alloy calculations in order to produce all grades of carbon steel; experience in scrap quality processing, and handling an electric arc furnace and continuous casting operations, the operation and preventive maintenance of associated melt shop equipment to include cranes, and the ability to assist with the diagnosis of breakdown problems and maintenance repairs.

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 which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor.

The Individual

Requires High School Diploma or GED, Associates or Bachelor degree preferred. Qualifications for this position include two to seven years of supervisory and production experience in electric arc steel making and casting methods preferred.

Salary & 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

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