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Lab Tech

Date Posted: Jul 17, 2019

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

About Us



Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.



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 Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.



With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

BASIC FUNCTION.  Help ensure quality product by monitoring all phases of production operations for adherence to standards, taking samples for analysis, making physical inspections, and communicating with Production and other Metallurgical personnel to resolve problems.


  1. Monitor Rolling Mill for surface quality, bar size, length, identification              temperature.
  2. Observe actives at the Caster, choking, lancing, AC 3 temps, cast speed, bar counts.

                    C. Observe Melt Shop chemistry specification and degas requirements      performed correctly.

       D. Record and monitor practices to ensure they are being followed. participate in           

            failure analysis for solutions and  improvements

  1. Identify and deliver samples for testing to the machine shop, rolled and cast product.                                                                                         
  2.  Post data and observations to 24 hour metallurgical report for disposition.

Specialized or Technical Knowledge and Skills.

Must be capable of calibrating and standardizing vacuum spectrograph and carbon-sulfur determinator, operating saws, abrasive cut wheel and disk grinder. General knowledge of steel processing, principles of the electric arc furnace operation and basic metallurgical components of high carbon and alloy steel.

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: Fort Smith

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