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Yard Inspector

Date Posted: Mar 28, 2019

Location: Ontario, ON, CA

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, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, 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.


Job Description:

  1. Develop and implement daily plan for campaign-based production
  2. Use handheld wireless device to properly grade incoming and outgoing scrap deliveries
  3. Champion of all scrap grades and non-conforming materials (defines criteria for grading scrap, disseminates internally and externally to achieve the desired quality level)
  4. Ability to interact and instruct others in the safe practices of scrap off-loading, inspection and storage
  5. Visually inspect scrap for grade and quality
  6. Identify and separate non-conforming materials, document the evidence (photos) and apply the associated penalty to the supplier
  7. Manage scrap pile inventories
  8. Regularly consult with the scrap buyers, suppliers, and operators regarding scrap quality
  9. Provide daily reporting of scrap quality and receiving efficiency
  10. Educate workforce on scrap inspection policies, procedures and importance of inspections
  11. Participates in routine meetings
  12. Create improvement plans related to the inspection of raw materials


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the quality of incoming feedstock for the shredder
  • Daily creation of yard-wide receiving plan, coordinate with supervisors and hourly inspectors
  • Classification, organization and management of inventory
  • Checking, verifying, inputting and record-keeping pertaining to the receipt & inspection of scrap metal
  • Development of new methods of tracking materials through the shredder process
  • Organization and management of the shipping of processed material
  • Frequent periods during which physical exertion is required such as walking long distances across uneven ground, standing, moving small pieces of scrap off of roadways, stooping, etc.
  • Tasks performed primarily outdoors with regular exposure to factors such as inclement weather, moving machinery, loud noise etc.



  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Ability to stand/walk/bend 90% of the day
  • Ability to work 6am to 3pm shift Monday-Friday
  • Requires ability to work outside 100% of the day
  • 2+ years experience preferred in a previous customer service/oriented position
  • Requires strong communication skills with a customer first approach; applying penalties for non-conforming deliveries in a professional and fair manner
  • Good computer skills; ability to learn new software programs
  • Accepts responsibility for challenging tasks/actions
  • Comfortable working with a unionized workforce


Salary & Benefits:

  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Pension/RSP plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

If you need support or accommodation due to disability, please contact the Gerdau Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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