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Manufacturing Operator -Rolling Mill

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: Cartersville, GA, US

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Manufacturing Operator- Rolling Mill

Competitive pay starting at $18.96 hr plus bonus


Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you want the opportunity to learn different roles? 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. 


You Have: 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 3 years of industrial or manufacturing experience operating an overhead crane and forklift.
  • Basic Computer skills.
  • Ability to interpret instructions to use adjustable controls in regulating the continuous process using measuring instruments and gauges.
  • The ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift including days, nights, and two weekends a month.
  • Basic math skills, advanced problem-solving, ability to multi-task, analytical skills.


Your Purpose:

Must complete complex tasks, which are somewhat repetitive in nature, and require extreme care in selecting computer settings from menu-driven system and setting control panel devices to operate stacker and banding machines.  Operate connecting conveyor systems in a sequential and coordinated fashion so as not to damage the product and maintain maximum material flow.  Assist in coordinating Rolling Mill Finishing End activities including stacking, bundling, tying, and transferring hot rolled steel products.


Your Work:

  • Assist in changing rolls on the straightener.
  • Count and report the number of bars that enter and leave the cooling bed.
  • Operate band saw to line up and cut bars to specifications.
  • Operate band saw to obtain a sample for Product Control Operator and Quality Engineering Department to measure conformance to specifications.
  • Inspect bar quality for surface defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Ensure proper bundle disposition, i.e., piece count and heat separation.
  • Operate conveyor from the pulpit to move finished product from conveyors to automatic strappers.
  • Operate cold saw/shear from the pulpit to line up and cut the finished product to specifications.
  • Use the computer to print tags with product information and manually place tags on bars.
  • Use a spray can to properly identify bundles and distinguish between heats.


Your Benefits:

  • 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