Roll Shop Bearing Set Up

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Monroe, Michigan, US, 48161

Company: Gerdau

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- Dismantle, clean, inspect, repair, and reassemble bearings, bearing chocks and hydraulic    cylinders for mounting on anti-friction rolls.

- Build and install all guiding equipment for the KOCKS mill stands.

- Install KOCKS roll rings onto hubs and shafts and then assemble them for rolling.

- Inventory and maintain all gaskets, seals, bearing, and miscellaneous parts needed for shop    operations.

-  Assist with all KOCKS equipment.



- Assist Roll Shop Supervisor in design and project work.

- Assist Roll Shop personnel with the building, setting and maintaining of KOCKS equipment.

- Maintain a safe work environment.

                           -  Acquire and maintain valid Lift Truck Operators permit.

                           -  Acquire and maintain valid Remote Crane Operators permit.

                           -  Utilization of EMM & GBS concepts.



- High school diploma or equivalent.

-  Must pass a written test with a minimum of 70%.

- Basic computer skills.

- Blue print reading skills.

- Complete Bearing Set-Up Training / Qualification Checklist.

- CNC lathe experiece preferred/not required



         DIRECTLY:      Roll Shop Supervisor

         INDIRECTLY:    Rolling Mill Shift Supervisor




- Installation of Kocks rolls rings into hubs and shafts and fully assemble Kocks stands.

- Build and install all guiding equipment for Kocks stands.

- Complete all required reports and forms as directed.

- Dismantle, clean, inspect, repair and re-assemble bearings, bearing chocks and hydraulic       cylinders for mounting on anti-friction rolls.

- Read blueprints, as necessary, to make initial assemblies of bearing chocks and rolls.

- Properly lubricate bearings and chocks on assembly.

- Stop the Rolling Mill processes if quality is adversely affected.

- Inspect and determine root cause of bearing failures.

- Receiving / inspection.



                           - Observe and follow all general and departmental safety rules and regulations (inc. Cardinal Safety Rules).

- Practice good housekeeping and safety on the job.

                           - Attend crew safety meetings.

                           - Report unsafe equipment, hazards, and near miss incidents to the Supervisor.

                           - Clean and paint Roll Shop equipment.



- Identify rolls with assigned numbers.

- Remove scrap rolls from roll shop.

- Maintain and repair hand tools and other equipment as required.

- Transport parts from Roll Shop to Machine Shop for repair, and transport parts and       supplies from storeroom.

- Operate Roll Shop cranes.

- Maintain inventory on solvents, lubricants, gaskets, seals, bearings, and any miscellaneous parts needed for shop operations.

- Assist other Roll Shop personnel in any function deemed necessary.



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

                          -  Responsible completing all required annual environmental training (inc. air emissions, fugitive dust & torch cutting).

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


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 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. 

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Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit