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Student Labourer -Oshawa

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Oshawa, Ontario, CA, L1H 3X1

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.


Job Summary:

This is a summer student position, applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. The student labourer is an entry level position, reflecting employees with no previous knowledge or experience related to scrap metals and recycling.  The labourer must have the ability to learn and have a strong work ethic.  The labourer 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 labourer performs general maintenance duties.  The labourer must have strong communication skills and use them at all times to ensure safety among co-workers, truck drivers, peddlers, and contractors. This is a summer position only, beginning in early May 2023 through to the end of August 2023.  Typical work week will be Monday through to Friday.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Follow all of the established Gerdau safety, environmental, and routine procedures specific to the yard
  2. Assist in the daily operations and maintenance.
  3. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion
  4. General house-keeping duties: sweep shop area and removal of garbage
  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
  7. Provide excellent customer service
  8. Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau


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:

Must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in a post-secondary institution.



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