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CNC (Roll Shop) Machinist

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA, N1T 1R9

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 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.

Reporting to the Roll Shop Supervisor, this position’s main focus will be to set up and operate a numerically controlled lathe to machine all types of new and used rolls to finished size and contour for all sections rolled in the mill.


What You Will Do

  • Carry out the machining of worn and new steel mill rolls in various materials including cast iron, toolsteel, and carbide, using two CNC roll turning lathes (Fanuc controllers).
  • Use profile templates to visually confirm results and identify non-conformities in the machined profiles. Skillful and methodical manipulation of the CNC and programming resources to overcome tool deflection and tool wear, to attain proper template fit.
  • Perform CNC milling operations to refurbish contoured profiles of cast iron guiding equipment (VF4 HAAS).
  • Operate 20-ton overhead crane to load and unload mill rolls from lathes.
  • Follow established routine procedures for the completion of all machining tasks.



  • The ideal candidate must possess a general machinist license
  • High school diploma or equivalent general education
  • Must be able to read and understand CNC programs
  • Crane experience is desirable
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in manufacturing industry and CNC machining environment
  • Ability to work a rotating schedule (continental style schedule); 12-hour shifts
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, use a wide variety of tools and possess an eagerness to learn
  • Possesses strong communication skills, strong math ability and a good work ethic


What Gerdau Offers You

  • Rate: $36.97/hour
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Pension/RSP Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Tool Allowance
  • All uniforms and PPE provided


Additional Information

  • All successful candidates must pass a post-medical and ergonomic assessment.
  • Background, education and criminal record check will be performed.
  • Must have the ability to work rotating shifts.


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 call the Impression Center at (866) 788-2798 or