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Production General Helper 1

Date Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Location: Jackson, MI, US, 49203

Company: Gerdau

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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.

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.

Primary Function

Performs general labor work and housekeeping in or around the plant as directed. To provide general labor for work in the steelmaking areas to train in all steelmaking lines of progression.  Will be used to fill in entry level positions where qualified.


Tools and Equipment

 Using hand tools and pry bars, remove bent, damaged, and shortened pieces from machines, conveyor system, transfer tables/ beds, and finished bundles. Manually stack and band products as directed. Use of wheelbarrow, hand tools, and associated mobile equipment and designated safety equipment.

Specific Functions:


  1. Maintain Housekeeping in area
  2. Performs general labor work such as but not limited to cleanup projects; maintaining storage areas: cut scrap; bar conditioning; build forms for concrete work; painting and minor plant and building projects, as assigned.
  3. Works as extra helper on assigned crew and takes assignment to departments as extra or fill in help as needed and where qualified.
  4. Performs janitorial duties such as daily cleaning of plant offices, windows, floors, wastebaskets and plant toilet facilities and cafeteria as assigned or directed.
  5. Possess and demonstrate ability and willingness to qualify for sequential position(s).
  6. Observe and follow all general and departmental safety rules, regulations and specific procedures.
  7. Must have clear understanding of Company’s Policies and Department S.O.P. requirements
  8. A general responsibility for attendance, punctuality, safety of self and others, plus close attention to timely and quality workmanship toward assigned tasks is inherent in all job positions.  The above statements shall not be construed as a detailed description of all of the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

Training and/or Background Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Work experience in an industrial setting a plus

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 Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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