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Material Handler

Date: Nov 17, 2020

Location: Lancaster, SC, US

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Material Handler

Do you like working outdoors and operating heavy equipment?  Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-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. 


You Have: 

  • A high school diploma or GED.
  • Basic math skills
  • 1 year of industrial experience.
  • Flexibility to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work from 6 pm to 6 am. 


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 product 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.


Your Benefits:

  • 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 
  • Bonuses 
  • 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