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Manufacturing Associate - Melt Shop

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Cartersville, GA, US

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Competitive pay plus monthly bonuses from 12% to 25% of earned income. Benefits start on your first day!

New Extra Bonus:  New Hires hired before November 1, 2022 will also receive a $2,000* bonus paid out in December 2022, based on pro-rated calculation of company active service. 


Manufacturing Associate - Melt Shop

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you like operating heavy mobile equipment? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    

  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  

  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


You Have: 

  • The desire to learn new roles and grow with the company
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years of industrial or manufacturing experience to include operating heavy mobile equipment 
  • Flexibility to work a rotating 12 hr shift, days, nights and weekends 
  •  Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged sitting, standing or walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in cramped quarters, heights, extreme temperature conditions.


Your Purpose: 

Perform a wide variety of supplementary duties within the melt shop and other plant areas within a team.  


Your Work:

  • Involves a variety of simple, manual tasks, receiving guidance, and specific instructions from Melt Shift Supervisor and furnace crews.
  • Perform repetitive work around the furnace area to supply raw materials for the melting process such as adding alloys, fluxes, refractories, etc.
  • Cut unprepared scrap in the yard with a cutting torch for the electric furnace.
  • Through on the job training, must become certified on Billet Yard Crane in order to serve as a relief operator.  This requires proficiency in operating the crane and assisting with routine and preventative maintenance.  Safely operate overhead Billet Crane to warehouse billets between the casting and rolling process.
  • As needed, function as a Caster Cutting Attendant.  This requires versatility to adequately carry out the normal machine operator duties for each job performed and participating in housekeeping activities in the casting area.
  • Clean machinery and other equipment or apparatus, assist maintenance personnel, as needed handling tools, parts, and perform routine maintenance on any equipment used.
  • Perform material handling duties by unloading trucks transporting supplies and parts to the warehouse, stock room, or work areas.
  • Use hand tools such as a shovel, pick, sledgehammer, crowbar, broom, and rake; equipment such as hand trucks, dollies, jack, pneumatic hammer, as well as operate forklifts, front-end loaders, and bobcats to perform daily tasks and to get up stock for the furnace.
  • Assist with hanging electrodes, taking temperatures and samples at the furnace, and adding necessary alloys at the tap as directed.  Required to function as an Electric Furnace Helper as needed.