1st Shift Fabrication Supervisor

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 1st Shift Fabrication Supervisor for its Plainville, CT facility.

Basic Function:
Supervise and coordinate an assigned shift work force engaged in bar shop fabricating operations involving warehousing, material handling, shearing, and bundling of reinforcing steel. Responsible for the efficient operation of overhead cranes, bending machines and shear-lines.
Nature and Scope:
The primary function of the Rebar Fabrication Supervisor is to see that the work scheduled is performed in an efficient and safe manner.
The Supervisor is responsible for hourly employees and expected to spend up to 95% of the time on the shop floor training, directing, and following up.
The Supervisor and Shop Superintendent work closely and are in daily contact as to planning, coordinating schedules, shipping priorities and personnel-related Issues. The Supervisor also assists with updating schedules, maintaining shop performance records and remaining informed as to what is planned for the near future.
This position offers several challenges: (1) training employees to achieve maximum productivity in a safe manner, (2) motivating employees and creating a good working atmosphere, thereby reducing employee turnover, (3) achieving scheduled tonnage requirements.
Safe and efficient operation of the shop.
Training of employees.
Maintaining productivity in the following areas: shearing, bending, loading.
Administering periodic reviews.
Administering discipline.
Enforcing company policy and procedures.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Qualifications include:
Bachelor's degree in a related field
2 - 5 years of supervisory experience in a similar fabrication / manufacturing environment
Experience with overhead cranes and other industrial equipment; a good understanding of general maintenance and equipment repairs is required in order to reduce downtime.
Proficient with MS Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience with PowerPoint, SAP and aSa preferred. Exposure to CAD helpful.
Understanding with Lean Manufacturing techniques, 5S, Six Sigma, or similar process improvement tools preferred
Good presentation skills
Must be able to lift 55 lbs. to pick-up truck bed height on a regular basis
Typically working Monday through Friday during the day, Saturdays as business needs dictate.
Approximately 5 % travel required.
Position requires prolonged work in non-heated or air conditioned environment.
Working knowledge of: System transactions, including order processing, release confirmation, receiving and cycle counts; ability to print and examine inventory reports; truck dispatch operations; highway transportation regulations; OSHA and other regulatory agency requirements.

Competencies: Strong interpersonal skills, good detail orientation, ability to multi-task, adaptable, team-oriented, strong problem-solving skills, takes initiative, flexible, safety-minded, focused on continuous improvement.

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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