Rolling Mill Operator

Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Midlothian, Texas, US, 76065

Company: Gerdau

$64000 / year (includes base hourly rate plus scheduled overtime, biweekly production bonus and shift premiums). 


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.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Roll Shop Supervisor, this position's main focus will be to set up and operate a computer numerically controlled lathe to machine all types of new and used rolls to finished size and contour for all sections rolled in the Mill.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

- Plans working procedures from instructions, prints, computer programs, and work orders

- Slings rolls and places them in a lathe using a crane

- Centers and fastens roll in the lathe

- Barrels new rolls

- Selects and profiles cutting tools for the job in accordance with hardness, machinability, desired contour, and surface of the roll to be turned and set up in the tool holder

- Sets up and operates CNC lathe to turn any type of roll to finished size within close tolerances

- Selects and adjusts speeds and feeds for material to be cut

- Turns rolls to specifications and intermittently checks dimensions for compliance using a protractor, calipers, micrometers, rulers, straights edge, pass templates, and thickness gauges.

- Observes turning of roll, interrupts upon deviation from specifications, and corrects minor errors in a computer program by manually overriding computer

- Operates lathe manually to complete finishing of the roll such as taking out points, blending radii, and using plugs

- Operates milling machine to cut deformations in rolls

- Operates electric discharge machine (EDM) to brand rolls

- Inspects and lubricate equipment

Additional Responsibilities:

Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:
    - Health, dental, vision, short- & long-term disability, and life/accidental insurance
    - RRSP with company matching     - Employee Assistance Program


Follow all PPE requirements and safety rules and guidelines for all tasks being performed.


Responsible for training other personnel on electrical systems, PLC’s, networks, process changes, etc.

Perform all other duties as assigned.



High school diploma or GED.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing or walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, and push and pull objects.
Ability to reach, squat, and tolerate prolonged sitting.
Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. Ability to operate hand controls with both hands and foot pedals with both feet.
Ability to perform sustained overhead reaching.
Ability to work in extreme ambient temperatures up to 160°F.
Ability to work in cramped quarters and at heights.
Ability to work a rotating shift schedule, including days, nights and weekends.
Ability to tolerate working in areas where noise levels can reach 120 decibels.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


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 / 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: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth