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Date Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Location: Minot, ND, US, 58701

Company: Gerdau

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:


The laborer is an entry level position, reflecting employees with no previous knowledge or experience related to scrap metals and recycling.  The laborer must have the ability to learn and a strong work ethic.  The laborer will assist in several aspects of daily operations such as scrap inspection, sortation, and general yard maintenance as directed. 


Under the safety standards of Gerdau the laborer will learn to operate mobile equipment and perform general maintenance duties on machinery.  The laborer must have strong communication skills and use them at all times to ensure safety among co-workers, truck drivers, peddlers, and contractors. 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Follow all of the established Gerdau safety, environmental, and routine procedures specific to the yard
  2. Operate the fork-lift while progressing towards loader operation and material handler operation to assist in the loading, off-loading, and sorting of scrap materials
  3. Inspect incoming scrap against quality and environmental standards with a progression towards grading and purchasing scrap material
  4. Apply deductions to non-conforming materials through effective communication with the scale house or yard inspector
  5. Perform and document daily Routine Equipment Care (REC)
  6. Detect and report faulty tools, equipment, environmental hazards, and safety hazards to a supervisor
  7. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly fashion
  8. Provide excellent customer service
  9. Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau




Additional Responsibilities:


  1. Ensure non-conforming objects have been removed from incoming scrap vehicles such as gas tanks (drained and removed), propane tanks, and batteries
  2. Ensure radioactive materials are removed from inbound/outbound scrap material and quarantined properly
  3. General house-keeping duties: sweep shop area and removal of garbage
  4. Assist in non-ferrous sorting and processing as directed by non-ferrous operator
  5. Assist co-workers in general operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability
  6. Problem solving input and contributions as required


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.



Qualifications and Experience:


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





Medical and Prescription
Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program


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 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: North Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Minot

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