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Forge/Machine Operator - $23.28/hr 1 1

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: Duluth, MN, US

Company: Gerdau

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Night shift position - 7pm - 7am (3 days on, 3 days off)
  • Work involves routine tasks requiring the safe operation of forge equipment, forge checks at routine intervals, and routine quality checks to ensure finish products meet customer specifications.
  • Performs forge start-up and shutdown procedures, which includes knowing the functions of lights and switches on forge control panel and platforms.
  • Starts and adjusts vary-freq drives.
  • Resets forge electrical breakers, oil system breaker, unscrambler breaker, and rounder breaker.
  • Starts up all conveyors using proper start-up procedures.
  • Resets AJAX cabinet breaker and replaces and aligns coils.
  • Replaces and aligns slings on the unscrambler.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting on finger and arm, stock gauge, kicker pin and springs, worn tooling, transfer lift, and bar conveyor unscrambler.
  • Performs conversions, including all forge tooling, all pinch rolls and bar conveyors, and forge timing and die alignment.
  • Changes and aligns rounder dies.
  • Changes forge motor, if needed.
  • Checks and sets forge stop positioning.
  • Adjusts and sets overdrive.
  • Performs process monitoring, measurement, and required adjustment to ensure production of quality products.
  • Accurately completes daily control sheet, forge sheet, and safety inspections.
  • Attends and participates in monthly safety meetings.

Additional Responsibilities:


Performs other duties, as assigned by the Plant Superintendent.


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.



  • $23.28/hr
  • Time and a half Sunday premium
  • Additional night shift pay premium



  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K with company match
  • Vacation
  • PTO
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

Nearest Major Market: Duluth MN
Nearest Secondary Market: Superior WI