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Production Operator

Date Posted: Jun 14, 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


Performs a complete range of entry level duties to an operating area (Scrap operations, Melt Shop,  Rolling Mill, or Logistics) to include handling, loading, stocking, and feeding material. Receive and participate in training programs and opportunities for entry level occupations in plant operating areas to acquire skills and abilities necessary to perform fill-in duties and responsibilities or to receive permanent assignment. Follow established procedures and written or verbal instructions.


Duties & Responsibilities


1.    Work involves somewhat repetitive and basic tasks, routine in nature, requiring care in safely handling material and loading appropriate product on designated conveyance
2.    Load and unload trucks and freight cars, truck or carry material, supplies and parts to warehouse, stockroom, or work areas; operate switching mechanism on tracks; couple and uncouple rail cars, set brakes or wheel blocks.
3.    Operate forklifts, front-end loaders, bobcats and other equipment to perform daily tasks.
4.    Clean machinery and other equipment or apparatus, assist maintenance personnel as needed handling tools, parts, and perform routine maintenance on any equipment used.


The Individual


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two or more years of work experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • High level of safety awareness
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule, including holidays, nights,  and weekends


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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