Maintenance Mechanic- Utilities

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: PETERSBURG, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Earning potential based on trade experience - $99800- $121478 / year which includes hourly pay, biweekly production bonus, shift premiums, and 312 annual hours of built in overtime. 


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams as well as other products.
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation, and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Biweekly Bonus 
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 


Your Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of heavy industrial mechanical OR electrical maintenance experience with diesel or heavy equipment or mobile equipment experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment in a position containing a routine maintenance component
  • Ability to work in heights up to 150 ft.
  • Ability to work a rotating 12 hr shift, days, nights, and two weekends a month (Dupont 4/3 schedule)
  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments
  • Experience with AC/DC motors, gear box mechanics, lubrication principles, welding, cutting torch, NFPA 70E, and common maintenance hand tools
  • Experience with pumps, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, stick and tig welding and rigging principles
  • Knowledge of interpreting schematics and blueprints
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision


Your Work:

  • Use drawings, sketches, wiring diagrams, machine operation and maintenance manuals, work order requests, and oral instructions to install, adjust, repair, and perform assigned maintenance duties. 
  • Position, fit and weld components to assemble machinery frames, plant equipment, attachments or accessories, and building parts according to blueprints or knowledge of structure and metal characteristics utilizing various specialty cutting and welding equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and service pumps, gear boxes, motors, cranes, and hydraulic, and pneumatic systems as needed at an intermediate level.
  • Periodically inspect conditions of plant operating machines and equipment for preventative maintenance purposes. Inspect and perform routine equipment care on all shop machinery, mobile equipment, and cranes.
  • Tear down, replace, repair, install, and assemble simple equipment parts, components, and accessories.
  • Cut, bend, and thread conduit, pipe, and tubing.
  • Maintain specified records of work performed, details of repairs, and material usage. 
  • Opportunity to learn more about maintenance for mobile equipment, crane and plant utilities repairs.


We are V3 Certified!


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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