Routine Facilitator - Finishing/Rework

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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. Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.
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 Routine Facilitator in their Finishing/Rework areafor its Jackson Mill, MI facility.

Position Overview:
This position is responsible for providing leadership guidance on establishing a productive, high performing, and safety conscious working cell environment. The major role of this job is to focus on all aspects related to safety, environmental, production, cost, quality, and people management through the continuous application of GBS principles for area/cell of responsibility.
In addition, this job is to ensure routine management efforts are followed and opportunities for improvement in processes, products, and production within the area of responsibility are identified. The Routine Facilitator I is responsible for ensuring standardization of processes within the area of responsibility. These duties will include needs assessments, auditing, coaching of production/quality improvement programs and standards, ITS training, 5S improvements, development and implementation of cost and environmental control goals, development and implementation of new and current preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures.
Duties will include controlling the work flow within the area of responsibility, assist in minimizing downtime/breakdowns and maximizing productivity, monitor performance, managing routine processes, and training employees in routine management standards.
Facilitate training sessions for operators under a maintained training matrix on the compliance standards, routine methodologies, tools, policies, practices, and processes.
Coach and develop the team at failure analysis and support the QIS methodology.
Develop performance expectations, audit performance, document findings, and establish corrective action plans.
Collaborate with and encourage operators on subjects pertaining to the GBS processes, audits, 5S initiatives, needs assessments, preventive maintenance and safety management processes and procedures, QIS, Kaizen Events, and other process routine management activities to identify opportunities for improvement and solve problems.
Conduct trend analysis, compile, and analyze symptoms and failures.
Administer all safety activities. Coordinates all emergency preparedness practices, policies, and procedures.
Track performances on control items. Ensure compliance. Design and implement new as well as update existing standards.
Audit performance, document findings, and develop corrective action plans.
Oversee, contribute to, and support daily routine management activities including the GBS Processes/Tools in the day-by-day work.
Establish and negotiate cell goals and manage Action Plans for area/cell of responsibility cell goal achievement.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Metallurgy or Material Science or applicable field required
2+ years' experience working in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment
2+ years' experience working in leadership or supervisory capacity
Day shift but must be flexible to occasionally work "off" shifts to maintain communication and oversight of both permanent and rotating workforce within the department.
Strong communication and management skills-incumbent will be require to supervise, train, guide and develop others
Intermediate computer skills in MS Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Prior database experience a plus (ex. AS400, SAP, etc) but not required
Background in steel making process, end use applications/processes, and magnetic particle inspection is a plus, but not required

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 and 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, 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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