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Mobile Equipment Operator

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Fargo, ND, 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.

Do you enjoy working in a rugged, but exciting environment with great benefits and pay? If so, Gerdau is looking for you!


At Gerdau, it's all about the people. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Join us in our cultural & digital transformation, and help us build the future at the  Gerdau We Are Creating.

 

This is your purpose:

You will have a variety of duties and should possess a broad skill set that makes this position an important part of operational needs. It requires knowledge of scrap grading, or the ability to learn. You will assist in several aspects of daily operational needs such as scrap inspection, ferrous and non-ferrous purchasing, mobile equipment operation, and performing general maintenance duties. You will be expected to safely operate a material handling crane or loader in order to accomplish daily tasks. You will communicate regularly with the scale, supervisor, other coworkers, and customers about the quality of material and shipping requirements.

 

This is what you will do:

  • Follow all established Gerdau Safety, Environmental, and Routine procedures specific to the yard.
  • Work involves a variety of tasks, simple through moderately complex in nature, requiring some care to ensure correct procedures are being followed.
  • Ensure that all incoming scrap is scanned for radiation and that all material that fails the scan is quarantined and the appropriate personnel are notified.
  • Operate the forklift and/or the material handler to assist in loading and unloading scrap material, while following the quality standards of Gerdau and the customer.
  • Ensure that all incoming scrap inspected against quality, and environmental standards and appropriate deductions and downgrades are applied. Communicate findings with the scale in a timely manner.  
  • Inspect and verify scrap for grade and quality. Identify deductions and downgrades.
  • Ensure that all outbound materials meets safety and quality standards.    
  • Perform and document daily Routine Equipment Care (REC).
  • Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, safety, 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. 
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Assist in monthly inventory counts (where applicable)
  • Operate the downstroke baler and hydraulic shear to process non-ferrous products.
  • Assist in nonferrous processing; including segregation of materials to upgrade products.  For example: Copper, Brass, Aluminum, etc.
  • Assist co-workers in daily operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Stage and remove material for torching with a material handler (where applicable).
  • Problem solving input and contributions as required.

 

What you must have:

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new systems 
  • Desire to enhance skills and knowledge to develop as a Gerdau employee
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau 
  • High School Education preferred, but not required
  • Computer skills required to run the scale.

 

What Gerdau offers you:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training

 

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

 

If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or recruiting@gerdau.com.