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Production Labourer

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

About Gerdau

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America. Through its vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the Company serves a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes and fabricated steel to its customers throughout the US and Canada.

The Gerdau Cambridge Steel Mill has been a part of the local community since 1980 and has been producing hot rolled long steel products for construction, manufacturing and service centre customers for over 30 years.


Job Summary

The Production Labour or “Utility Person” works primarily in the finishing end area of the Gerdau Rolling Mill facility. The Utility Person is responsible for ensuring quality steel bars are prepared and packaged to meet our customer’s needs.


Job Duties

  • Handle, sort, stack and bundle finished products and scrap materials
  • Inspect finished bar product during continuous processing
  • Tag and inventory finished product using automated weighing and piece count systems
  • Assist Machine Operators in equipment set-up and aid in troubleshooting
  • Clean machines and immediate work areas
  • Operate overhead cranes and forklift
  • Communicate clearly over 2-way radio with Machine Operators
  • Work independently and/or in a team setting with minimal supervision
  • Follow all Safety Rules
  • Perform other activities as required


Working Conditions

  • Working in a Steel Mill
  • Physically demanding lifting up to 23 kg (50 lbs) regularly
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking for extended periods



  • High school diploma/GED
  • Work in a team environment and communicate effectively
  • Good attendance and work ethic
  • Must be physically able to perform in a labour intensive environment
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent oral communication, dependability, judgement
  • Must be able to work shift work – rotating between days and nights as scheduled
  • Must be able to use the following: pneumatic tools, banding equipment, hand-cutting torches, pry bars, grinders, computers, etc.


Additional Information

  • All successful candidates must pass a Post-Medical & Ergonomic Assessment
  • Background, Education and Criminal record check will be performed



  • $22.19/hr plus shift premiums when applicable
  • Health Benefits
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • All uniforms and PPE provided


Application Process
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.