Manufacturing Technician - Lancaster, SC

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: LANCASTER, South Carolina, US, 29720

Company: Gerdau

Manufacturing Technician - Lancaster, SC

Are you looking for a new career that offers challenges and the opportunity to learn new skills and promotions? Do you like operating heavy equipment, troubleshooting mechanical issues, and working with your hands?  Join Gerdau as we build the future!


Competitive pay $52000 - $62000 / year. Benefits start immediately.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


Your Qualifications: 

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills
  • One year of industrial experience
  • Flexibility to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Ability to work from 6pm to 6am. Monday thru Friday and an occasional Saturday
  • Desire to learn


Your Purpose:

You will be performing a limited variety of highly repetitive duties to load and secure steel rail spike products into railroad gondola cars, boxcars, or truck trailers for shipment to customer location. You will assist in servicing production lines and transfer finished products to temporary storage locations or dock loading platform.


Your Work:

  • Operate a forklift to transfer finished products from the production line and secure with steel banding or shrink-wrap material to palletize product for shipment.
  • Move palletized material to a temporary storage inspection station or loading dock.
  • Disengage rail car mover lever to position boxcar or gondola into the loading position.
  • Prepare a rail car or other specified vehicles to receive the product for shipment. Attach steel strapping material to boxcar interior walls in accordance with standard operating procedures and methods. Ship product palletized or loose as per customer order.
  • Operate forklift, or handheld, push-button pendant crane, with or without magnet, to load specified product into the proper vehicle.
  • Operate a forklift or pendant crane to unload incoming steel and machine shop supplies, pallets, empty kegs, and steel banding strips. Place supply items at the proper storage locations. Distribute pallets to the production line staging area.
  • Check and verify steel heat and bundle numbers, weight, and carbon content as indicated on the shipping invoice; check off an item or indicate shortages and forward to office personnel for processing.
  • Operate forklift to empty scrap buckets and return to the production line.
  • As directed, assist on the production line as a relief person.

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.. 


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada 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: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina