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Billet Quality Specialist

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Charlotte, US, 28269

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Billet Quality Specialist 


Competitive pay starting at $22.16 hr plus weekly bonus, over time, shift differential and Sunday premium pay. 


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 steel 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.
  • The ability to work a 12-hour rotating Dupont schedule, days, nights, and two weekends a month.
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Basic math skills, problem-solving, ability to multi-task.


Your Purpose:
You will perform a variety of counting, calculating and posting of billets cast and placed in billet yard. Identify any quality issues with billets and communicate to appropriate personnel. 


Your Work:

  • Monitor and record the flow of steel billets from casting to the billet yard for cooling and storage, loaded on trailer for shipment, or charged for reheat furnace.  Confer with Billet Heat Recorder on previous shift to determine rolling order, number of billets in heat being charged, and overall status of mill operations.
  • Verify with lab technician the correct heat number, grade and length of billet being cast.  Observe casting of billets.
  • Count billets cast and direct crane operator where to place billets.
  • Physically inspect billets for camber, correct length, shape, and any surface defects.  Determine billets that should be scraped and direct crane operator to remove scrap billets.
  • Scrape scale off tops of billets and write applicable heat number on each billet and record each heat cast on heat cast reports noting scraped billets and any issues with billet quality.
  • Using company established procedures paint each stack of billets using a color coded system.
  • Reconcile all heats cast and all heats cast and stacked in the yard and subtracting heats charged and or shipped.
  • Update billet inventory map by adding heats cast and stacked in the yard and subtracting heats charged and or shipped.
  • Provide necessary documentation of products loaded onto trucks, calculate weight of load and place dunnage between billet layers.
  • Provide count information to Melting Shift Supervisor.
  • Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, and/ or improper operation of plant equipment or machinery; refer questionable and unusual matters to proper supervision. Maintain work area and equipment in a clear and orderly fashion.  Follow all safety regulations and practices.
  • Inform casting supervisor of any billet quality problems.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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 based on 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Charlotte