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Multi Craft Technician

Date Posted: Apr 2, 2019

Location: Jackson, TN, US

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.



Job Description


Perform a wide variety of maintenance and repair operations necessary to keep plant, equipment, machinery, and tools in good operating condition; working in many various and diversified capacities required in maintenance, including, but not limited to, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, welding, fabrication, etc. 



Duties & Responsibilities


Primary duties include, but are not limited to, completion of a variety of duties pertaining to different techniques of maintenance functions using a variety of hand tools; taking care to properly dismantle, repair, lubricate, reassemble, or otherwise work in general maintenance on hydraulics, pneumatics, pipe fitting, assembling, and installation; performing basic electrical maintenance repair on noncomplex circuitry; adjusting, cleaning, or lubricating equipment as preventive maintenance; tearing down, replacing, repairing, assembling, and installing standard, non-complex equipment, parts, components, and accessories; performing work in other maintenance crafts as necessary, such as burning, welding, fabricating, machining, and other duties and work assignments as required and directed; performing reliability & preventive maintenance checks and activities; preparing & submitting work orders, parts reservations, etc.



The Individual


  • High school diploma or GED. 


  • Preferred qualifications include formal training/certification in industrial maintenance.


  • Proficiency in at least one of the basic crafts of electrician, millwright, fabricator, welder, or vehicle mechanic.


  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments. 


  • Working knowledge of computer applications and software. 


  • Basic knowledge of one or more of the following maintenance disciplines: AC/DC motors, gearbox maintenance, lubrication principles, welding, cutting torch, fabrication, NFPA 70E, and common maintenance hand tools.



Salary & Benefits


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



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: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis

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