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Production Labourer

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.

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 US 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 more than 14 million tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.

The Gerdau Cambridge Mill is growing and is looking to add talented production labourers to our team.  The Production Labourer (Utility Person) is a foot in the door to many advancement opportunities offered within Gerdau.  Start a long and exciting career in the steel industry with us! 


Job Summary

The Production Labourer (Utility Person) works primarily in the finishing end area of the Gerdau Rolling Mill. This person is responsible for ensuring quality steel bars are prepared and packaged to meet our customers’ 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

  • Industrial Rolling Mill with majority of working time indoors
  • 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, etc.


 Hiring Requirements

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


 Additional Information

  • Starting rate of $22.77/hr plus shift premiums when applicable
  • $1000 signing bonus
  • 2022 year-end bonus (prorated based on start date)
  • Overtime available
  • Health/Dental/Life/ AD&D Benefits
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities to progress to higher paying positions based on seniority
  • 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.