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Mobile Equipment Operator

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Jamestown, ND, US

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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 is the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the world.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


This is your purpose:

To operate mobile crane, magnet crane, mobile shear, and stationary shear to process scrap materials, load and unload scrap from trucks or railcars, and move scrap as requried within site.


What you will do:

  • Follow all established Gerdau Safety, Environmental, and Routine procedures specific to the yard.
  • Inspects mobile shear, magnet crane, and stationary shear daily and documents on checklists to ensure equipment is maintained and in proper working order.    
  • Performs daily preventive maintenance on equipment to ensure proper working order such as lubrication, greasing, fueling, and keeping cab clean.       
  • Inspects for proper scrap grade and safety and environmental concerns such as tanks, cylinders, etc. while shearing.
  • Shear unprepared material into prepared state identifying size, thickness, and physical dimensions.
  • Use magnet crane to load/unload scrap from customer vehicles into appropriate piles or railcars in order to process for shipping.
  • Use mobile equipment to lift and move scrap.
  • Rate of pay for this position is $19.62/hr, 40 hour work week.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with yard housekeeping efforts and perform other duties and work assignments as required and directed.
  • Assist co-workers in daily operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Problem solving input and contributions as required.


What you have:

  • Desire to enhance skills and knowledge to develop as a Gerdau employee
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau 
  • High School Education preferred but not required.


What does Gerdau offer: 

  • 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


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Jamestown