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Automation Technician

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.

Automation Technician – Charlotte, NC 


Are you a persistent person who isn’t afraid of searching for the right solution to an automation problem? Do you enjoy writing code, designing, and troubleshooting electronic systems? Do you like working in a rugged, but exciting environment?  


Competitive starting pay from $82k plus weekly bonus.  Generous 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.



We Have: 


  • A strong global presence with 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 automotive, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    

  • A thriving culture that embraces 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 on your 1st day of work!
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Bi-weekly bonuses
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • Opportunity to grow and create


You Have: 


  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.  

  • Three years of writing PLC & HMI code from scratch, designing, installing, and servicing complex closed-loop and electromechanical control systems. Robotics is preferred. 

  • Industrial experience with diagnostic and digital equipment. 

  • Experience working with Allen Bradley and VFD’s.  

  • An understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, FluidC, electrical systems, computers, and networks.  

  • People skills required to work with supervisors, engineers, maintenance, and production operators. 

  • Ability to work a normal day time shift, Monday- Friday, 4/10 hr or 5/8 hr shift with occasional overtime.


You Might Also Have: 


  • Advanced education 

  • The experience working with Wonderware, ABB, Ansaldo, DURApulse, Delta, SIMOTION 


Your Work:


You will plan, layout, and perform all operations required to install, troubleshoot, repair, construct, modify, calibrate, test, service, and program highly complex closed-loop, secondary distribution centers and digital electronic equipment in support of steel production, operation, and related plant facilities.  



Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte