Melt Shop Operator

Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Midlothian, Texas, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

We Offer:
Starting Salary $64000 / year (includes base hourly rate plus scheduled overtime, biweekly production bonus and shift premiums). 
Career Path System and Training
Advancement Opportunities
Tuition Reimbursement
Flexible Shifts
Benefits on Day One – Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans
100% Matching 401K up to 6%
Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Plan
Paid Life/Accident Insurance
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off


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. 


 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 
You Have: 
The desire to learn new roles and grow with the company
Ability to read, write, and follow instructions
Ability to use simple specifications, dials, and gauges to regulate electricity and water flow.
High School Diploma or GED
1 year of industrial or manufacturing experience to include operating heavy mobile equipment 
Flexibility to work a rotating 12 hr shift, days, nights and weekends 
 Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged sitting, standing or walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, lift up to 75 lbs.
Ability to work in cramped quarters, heights, extreme temperature conditions.
Your Purpose:
Primarily responsible for maintaining and stocking consumables for the Furnace or Casters, general housekeeping duties (includes 5S and cleaning), assisting other furnace operators as needed and may be responsible for collecting and running slag samples. 

Your Work:
Unload trucks and stock supplies and/or consumables.
Operate/stock temperature and sampling device used to take temperatures, oxygen readings and steel samples.
May also take care of slag pots/pits as needed (i.e clean out pits with shovels, water, et).
Assist in maintaining refractory (patching or gunning).
Maintain runner/tap hole.
Build and add electrodes.
Record data in production systems.
Communicate with team members.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth