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Date Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Monroe, MI, US

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.

Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Gerdau is looking for an experienced Millwright to undertake a variety of tasks related to the installation, repair, and maintenance of mechanical equipment. 


Primary Responsibilities:

-  Receives instructions covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation and inspection work to be done.

-  Inspects plant equipment for defects, such as misalignment, wear, insufficient lubrication, etc. Determines the best way of making repairs to minimize interruption of production. Advises when immediate shut down of equipment is necessary to minimize     damage or when temporarily continued operation will have no harmful effect.

-  Dismantles, cleans, repairs, replaces, installs, maintains, assemblies and lubricates mechanical equipment. Adjust equipment for proper repairs. Assemblies and aligns gears, bearings and shafts, involving the application of press, sliding and running         fits.

-  Performs all rigging as necessary.

-  Operates machine tools, such as drill press, pipe threading machine, power saw, etc.

-  Performs all mechanical repairs as required on cranes.

-  Lay outs, installs, maintains and repairs all types of pipe lines, fittings, fixtures and pressure systems as required.

-  Repairs leaks in hydraulic, air, gas or water system. Replaces straight sections of pipe that have sprung leaks. Removes and installs complete operating components (cylinders, oil motors, four-way valves, check valves which are purchased spare parts     and whose internal working components are spares for assemblies on production units). Repair pumps, compressors, blowers, etc.

-  Changes, set up and adjust equipment as required by current operating conditions.

-  Works with repair crews as directed on emergency break downs.

-  Completes necessary reports on Preventive Maintenance and other equipment inspection checklist.

-  Perform water test as required.

-  Document all work performed on Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

-  All other tasks assigned by management.


Secondary Responsibilites:

-  Performs light welding where required in association with routine/emergency repair work.

-  Observes good housekeeping and safety on the jobsite and maintenance shop.



- 1 year millwright experience with Millwright Journeyman’s Card or

- 6 years millwright experience without Journeyman's Card or


- High school diploma or GED


- Pass all testing requirements


Quality Related Responsibilities: 

-  Machinery must be maintained to obtain the highest quality possible.

-  Employee will follow current quality policies and practices to strive for zero defects and continuous improvements.


Safty Related Responsibilities:

-  Must lock out all equipment prior to repairing it.

-  Must perform all repairs following Gerdau Safety Policies.

-  Observe and follow all departmental safety rules and regulations including the Cardinal Safety Rules.


Cost/Production Related Responsibilities:

All equipment must be maintained to minimize plant down time.


Environmental Related Responsibilites:

-  Employee is expected to know, understand, and follow all applicable Federal, State, and Local environmental legal requirements and practices.

-  Responsible for and completing all required annual safety and environmental training (inc. fugitive dust).

-  Responsible for spill prevention, containment, response and clean up or assist in cleanup of material spills.    

-  Tasks which have significant environmental impacts are (i.e. process pond water, spill prevention, KO61 dust (bag house dust) PM’s and calibration of equipment).


Note: The information listed in this description reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job identified.  This information is not to be construed as a list of the work details and requirements that this job may be required to perform from time to time.


The incumbent is responsible for his/her safety as well as his/her colleagues, seeking continuous improvement related to employee’s health and safety, environment and the process efficiency and customer’s satisfaction with the quality of products and services. All efforts must be directed for preventive actions.


Gerdau offers excellent benefits! 

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 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: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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