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Maintenance Mechanic

Date Posted: Aug 2, 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 Functions:

Maintains production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

 

Job Duties:

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, hydraulic systems, water systems, conveyor systems, and production machines; following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions of mechanical equipment.
  • Locates sources of problems by observing equipment in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments to troubleshoot failures and plan/execute repairs.
  • Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools; examining form and texture of parts.
  • Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments by using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, indicators, and straightedges.
  • Fabricates repair parts by using machine shop instrumentation and equipment.
  • Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests.
  • Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, assessing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Ensure equipment is properly lubricated and has basic understanding of lubrication principles and techniques.
  • Complete welding tasks as required for repairs, modifications, and new installations.
  • Work with electricians, contractors, and apprentices to minimize plant down time and complete tasks.
  • Work with and without blueprints, drawings, layouts, schematics or other specifications in order to make repairs, and upon job completion provides as-built drawings.
  • Participates in maintenance duties required on down days.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to verify inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts and supplies and communicating same to Stores/Facilitator/Planner.
  • Performs data entry/logs on all services provided as required.
  • Repairs/replaces worn items as required.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Operates mobile equipment to transfer product/material as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Operate overhead cranes for the purpose of maintaining and testing of the cranes, and performing maintenance functions in the area as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Works safely at heights and from elevated surfaces.
  • Assists in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance, complete record of inspections as required.
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventative techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and continuing needs.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to the team by delivering results as needed/expected.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Adheres to and follows environmental policies and completes environmental inspections, tasks and training as required.  Quickly responds to and resolves environmental issues.
  • Perform basic lubrication tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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 recruiting@gerdau.com.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith

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