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Occupational Health Nurse

Date: Aug 30, 2022

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau


About Us

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 helps us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


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


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


Basic Function:


Responsible for providing basic first aid to all employees, evaluating an employee's health and assuring proper care and return to work, maintaining employee health records, as well as appraising the safety and health hazards in the work environment. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Administer first aid/medical treatment to employees or persons who sustain injuries or become ill on company premises.  Refer serious or unresponsive cases to the company physician or as needed.
  2. Support contractor EMTs.
  3. Facilitate location response to any health crisis (such as COVID).
  4. Maintains treatment room in safe and orderly condition, orders medications, equipment, and supplies for mill first aid stations and first aid room.
  5. Administer location worker's comp program.
  6. Facilitates location first responder program, including recruitment and training.
  7. Coordinate annual health screenings for employees as needed.  Follow up on any results requiring further medical attention.  Maintain examination reports, case histories, and other records and reports as may be required.
  8. Coordinate and administer preventative health programs including but not limited to flu shots.
  9. Order prescription safety glasses as well as other special personal protective equipment when necessary.
  10. Instruct employees in the use of safety equipment such as eye, ear, respiratory protection, and protective clothing.
  11. Assist in investigations of specific health and safety hazards as well as accident investigations.


The Occupational Health Nurse requires superior communication (written & verbal), interpersonal, and organizational skills to maintain accurate records & confidentiality. Critical thinking ability is essential.  Strong computer skills are required to maintain reports & documentation.  The Occupational Health Nurse must be committed to continuous learning to maintain current skills and to be aware of new legislation.


Current proof of registration and in good standing by the college of nurses as a BN, RN, LPN, or Occupational Health Nursing Certificate designation is required.  3 - 5 years Occupational Health Nursing in a manufacturing setting, emergency experience, and ergonomic experience is preferred.


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


Salary and Benefits

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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith