Labourer -SEDA - Mississauga

Date: Jun 4, 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, CA, L5C 1T8

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the world.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


This position is open for domestic candidates only.

Job Summary:

This position has a variety of duties and a broad skill set that makes this position an important part of operational needs. General Labourer requires knowledge of scrap grading or have the ability to learn. The General Labourer will assist in several aspects of daily operational needs such as scrap inspection, depolluting ELV vehicles, and performing general maintenance duties. The General Labourer will be expected to safely perform a variety of tasks in order to accomplish daily requirements. They must communicate regularly with the scale, supervisor, other coworkers, and customers. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow all established Gerdau Safety, Environmental, and Routine procedures specific to the yard.
  • Work involves a variety of tasks, simple through moderately complex in nature, requiring some care to ensure correct procedures are being followed.
  • Operate the equipment used to depollute vehicles, while following the quality standards of Gerdau and the customer.
  • Ensure that all incoming scrap inspected against quality, and environmental standards and appropriate deductions and downgrades are applied. Communicate findings with the scale in a timely manner.  
  • Inspect and verify scrap for grade and quality. Identify deductions and downgrades.
  • Ensure that all outbound materials meets safety and quality standards.    
  • Perform and document daily Routine Equipment Care (REC).
  • Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, safety, and/or improper operation of plant equipment or machinery; refer questionable and unusual matters to proper supervision.  Maintain work area and equipment in a clear and orderly fashion. 
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau.
  • Participation in daily safety routine.



 Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist in scrap inspection within the yard.

  • Assist maintenance personnel in the performance of equipment repairs as required or directed.

  • Requires heavy lifting up to approx. 40lbs

  • Removing tires and stacking

  • Operating tools to cut exhaust parts (Catalytic)

  • Assist co-workers in daily operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability.

  • Problem solving input and contributions as required.


Qualifications and Experience:

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

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