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Scale Operator

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Bismarck, ND, US

Company: Gerdau

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 on 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.


Your Purpose:

You will monitor and assist in controlling incoming and outgoing vehicles, shipments and containers through use scale and software systems.  All activity must be accounted for and accurately documented in the computer for scale tickets, bills of lading, purchase orders and packing slips, etc. You will report to the Division Manager. You will regularly communicate with dispatch personnel and other scale operators to assist with company vehicle traffic and all incoming and outgoing yard traffic. This position interacts frequently with yard operations including but not limited to emergency contact for yard operations, material receiving personnel, internal and external drivers as well as management, sales and I.T. personnel.


Your Work:

  • Enthusiastic greeting of customers and identify material grades including all necessary paperwork needed to safely direct all incoming loads to the proper locations throughout the facility.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of all inbound and outbound scale transactions by weighing of all customers vehicles, carriers, and company vehicles on main scale. Record supplier, truck or car identification, description and grade of material, gross, tare and net weights, and discharge location of the load. This includes accurate recording of load deductions (non-conforming material), re-pricing as directed by Buyers, printing and distributing scale tickets as required.
  • Maintain daily records of all purchases and sales transactions including proper assignment of purchase and sales order numbers to inbound and outbound material.
  • Process scale payments including processing payment adjustments; contact the Buyer to adjust or add in contracts; remove temporary pricing, address and mail out payments as per customer request, fax scale tickets to customers as per their request.
  • Create issue and submit checks to the proper signing authority with proper back up documentation and distribute as requested.
  • Issue cash payments for customers that require immediate payment.
  • Maintains all files for shipping and receiving as well as type mailing labels, prepare UPS delivery tickets, separate charges for packages by department.  Enter invoice number, vendor name, maturity date, invoice amount and accounting codes into computer.  Maintain UPS records, invoices, purchase orders, memos, change orders, correspondence, internal delivery tickets, customer purchase orders, etc.
  • Utilize computer word processing and/or spreadsheet software programs to perform basic accounting calculations, generate routine/repetitive reports or schedules, and type letters, memos and other correspondence as needed or directed.
  • Must be able to manage difficult customer situations effectively and professionally.
  • Answer main telephone line and redirect all calls accordingly.
  • Constantly maintain radio contact with the appropriate yard personnel including and being aware of emergency calls and proper handling of different types of situations.
  • Maintain and implement safe work procedures while ensuring all guests have been informed of and adhere to proper PPE requirements.
  • Consistently monitor and lifting of main yard arm.
  • Manage the work area by keeping all paperwork processed and neatly filed as well as maintaining cleanliness and orderliness of scale house and work stations according to 5S Standards. 
  • Review, file and fax all scale tickets daily and as required prior to end of afternoon shift.
  • Accurately weigh in public scale tickets with understanding of receiving cash or billing to the appropriate customer.
  • Daily cash reconciliation.


You Have

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • 1 to 2 years related experience is preferred.
  • Basic MS Office computer skills.
  • Cashier experience preferred.
  • Ability to accurately multitask in a fast pace, positive manner. 
  • Must possess excellent telephone skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively when dealing with customers, carriers and company drivers.
  • After training, must have the ability to recognize various materials and develop viable distribution plan for customers on the scale.


What does Gerdau offer: 

  • 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


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Bismarck