Quality Technician/Emergency Medical Technician

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Jackson, 80460, US, 38305

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 in both a quality assurance and EMT role within the plant. Quality assurance functions include performing the chemical analysis of heat samples and physical testing of various steel mill rolled products. Maintain and operate spectrograph and related equipment to access chemical composition of heats. Maintain and operate tensile test machine and bending test apparatus to check conformity of rolled products to specification physical requirements. Responsible for grade and size tractability throughout production process. Record, verify and submit test results to supervisor. EMT functions include responding to employee requests/need for first aid treatment, assessing the need and providing appropriate care within limits of approved & established practices. Maintain first aid log, report all treatment administered, accompany employee as needed when seeking further medical attention. Participate in continued education to maintain EMT license.




Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Perform spectrographic analysis of heat samples obtained from steelmaking areas. Check samples, record results and maintain records for review.
  2. Test, monitor & inspect steel & other products.
  3. Perform physical testing of finished steel products, conduct tensile test, measure elongation, calculate weight percent and strength levels.
  4. Administer first aid treatments, dressings, and medications within the qualifications of an Emergency Medical Technician and within the limits of establish and approved practice of the Tennessee Department of Health EMS division. Transport injured employees to hospital as required.  
  5. Maintain annual EMT licenses as required through company policies and procedures.
  6. Provide input to supervisors for accident investigations and reports.
  7. Maintain first aid log and stock of approved medications, devises, supplies, and initiate requisitions for approved items as necessary.


The Individual

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two or more years of work experience
  • High level of safety awareness
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift schedule, including 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
  • $75,000-$85,000 per year (year One)



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: Jackson
Nearest Secondary Market: Memphis