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Manufacturing Operator

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Manufacturing Operator

Competitive pay starting at $20.39 hr plus weekly bonus and over time.

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. 

 

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 operating an overhead crane and forklift.
  • The ability to work a 12-hour rotating Dupont schedule
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Basic math skills, problem-solving, ability to multi-task.

 

Your Purpose:
You will facilitate and manage the flow and identification of material through the rolling mill finishing department and complete a range of duties in a regular finishing crew to provide relief periods for the respective occupants of operator positions.

 

Your Work:

  • Involves simple to moderately complex duties, somewhat repetitive, requiring considerable care inaccuracy, alertness, and safety.
  • As a relief operator for all machines in the finishing department, requiring versatility to adequately carry out the normal machine operator duties Involving straightening, shearing, stacking, and building operations and to troubleshoot and repair banding and tying machines.  
  • Requires close attention and care in observing operations and in guiding or turning material to facilitate straightening, transfer stacking, or tying of products.
  • Requires care in making tying or strapping machine adjustments and in providing quick response to alleviate material jams and equipment malfunctions.
  • Will involve operating tying/ strapping, bundle discharge, straightener entry machines and to secure bundles for storage or transfer.  Stock and feed machines with wire.
  • Will activate machines for spacing and placement of binding material and to secure bundles for storage or transfer.  
  • Will observe material in process for obvious product blemishes, flaws, or short pieces.
  • Will operate radio pendant overhead crane and forklift to assist in material movement or housekeeping activities.
  • During periods of continuous operation, perform troubleshooting activities associated with equipment failure of banding and tying machines and perform necessary routine or minor maintenance repairs within the scope of technical knowledge; also conduct daily maintenance inspection checks on banding and tying machines and perform preventive maintenance activities; coordinate the reloading of strapping and wiring material.
  • Perform other auxiliary duties to include staging parts and equipment such as straightener rolls, guides, etc., for changeovers and assisting finishing crew in completing changeover activities.
  • Assist maintenance personnel and operators in other preventive and breakdown maintenance, removing and cutting cobbles.
  • Prepare and attach identification tags, tie off heat and lot run ends, and occasionally count bundle pieces.
  • Prepare accurate simple add and subtraction hand-held measuring tools.
  • Multiplication and division to calculate simple tonnage to pound conversion production records including piece count per bundle with explanation for overages or shortages, product length, and heat numbers.
  • Maintains close contact with rolling and finishing machine operators to determine and identify the start and finish of each heat and coordinates the changing of tags for each heat directly with the appropriate stacker operator.
  • Collect and review for accuracy previous shifts’ production report; calculate tonnage produced and forward copies and original to appropriate personnel or departments.
  • Using hand tools and pry bars, remove bent, damaged, and shortened pieces from machines, conveyor system, transfer tables/ beds, and finished bundles.
  • Manually stack and band products as directed. 
  •  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 clean and orderly fashion.  Follow all safety regulations and practices.

 

 

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