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Shipping Crane Operator

Date Posted: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Gerdau

About Us

Gerdau Long Steel North America is a leader in mini-mill steel production and steel recycling in North America, with an annual manufacturing capacity of approximately 10 million metric tons of mill finished steel products. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


Job Description:

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.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.


The Individual:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Work experience in an industrial or manufacturing setting


Salary & Benefits:

  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  •     401K
  •     Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  •     Health Advocate Services
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Tuition Reimbursement Program


Application Process:

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

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