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Manufacturing Associate - Rolling Mill 1

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: PETERSBURG, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only.

Manufacturing Associate- Rolling Mill

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you want the opportunity to learn different roles as a Billet Yard Crane Operator, Rolling PC, and a Furnace Operator? Join us as we build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Competitive pay - $18.94 hr to start with a 90-day review and increase to $20.48 plus shift differential and biweekly bonuses up to 18% of your earned income. 


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    

  • 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 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 


You Have: 

  • The desire to learn new roles and grow with the company
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Successful completion of entrance exam
  • 3 years of industrial or manufacturing experience. 
  • The ability to work a rotating shift scheduled including weekends
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience with heavy mobile equipment, overhead cranes, cab crane and torches 
  • General math skills, advanced problem solving, ability to multi-task.
  • The ability to use charts, schedules, and touchscreens when applicable
  • The ability to interpret instructions and use adjustable controls, HMI's, measuring instruments, and gauges


Your Purpose:

You will maintain equipment operations, safety standards, housekeeping, and bar quality inspections.


Your Work:

  • Ensure all buckets are emptied as needed to allow continued operations.
  • Ensure 5S area is to the standard at all times during the shift while observing safety at all times.
  • Maintain cleaning schedule
  • Assist maintenance as needed
  • Assist in saw blade changes, roll changes, inspections



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 external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


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