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Crane Operator

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

Competitive pay starting at $21.10 an hour plus over time and weekly bonuses. 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.


Do you like working outdoors and operating heavy equipment?  Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Join us in shaping 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: 

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • 1 year of industrial experience operating mobile equipment.
  • Overhead bridge crane experience is a plus!
  • Flexibility to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work 12 hr rotating Dupont schedule working days, nights, and two weekends a month.


Your Purpose:

Operate overhead electric bridge crane with hoist and operator’s cab mounted on bridge which runs along overhead tracks to lift, move, and place metal bar stock.  Follow standard or prescribed methods, procedures, and instructions.  Also operate forklift, trackmobile and switch tractor as necessary.


Your Work:

  • Operate overhead cab crane working in close proximity and in cooperation with Stock Hitcher and checker loader to load and unload material or equipment from trucks, with or without side panels, rail cars, shuttles, receiving direction from ship checker loader or supervisor. Requires considerable care and diligence in operation of overhead cranes to ensure safety of others and the proper loading of material.
  • Transfer stock length bars from shuttle cars into storage areas or railcars and trucks.
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on crane prior to operation.  Detect and report any instructions of equipment malfunction.
  • Visually inspect or detect indications of slipping or shifting loads, incorrect hitching or faulty sling, faulty load placement, or faulty stacking.
  • Locate bundled and tagged bars as identified on loading schedule or by checker loader.  Designate specific vehicle for load.  As loaded, weight is distributed between axles at tractor and trailer making certain that axle weight does not exceed current DOT limits.
  • Duties involve prompt attention to hand signals to ensure safe and proper loading and unloading of material as well as using care in picking up load clearing obstacles, properly positioning and handling loads and manipulating levers to avoid excessive swinging.
  • Perform other duties such as stock hitching, placing or storing dunnage, and operating hem saw as needed or directed.
  • Use fork truck or crane to transfer dunnage storage areas into warehouse.


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte