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Roll Shop Assembler

Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: PETERSBURG, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only.

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you mechanically inclined? Do you enjoy analyzing and solving problems? Join us as we build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Competitive pay - $18.94 / hour to start with a 90-day review and increase to $20.48 / hour plus biweekly bonuses. 


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with 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
  • 1-3 years of industrial or manufacturing experience. 
  • The ability to work a rotating 12 hr shift, days, nights, and weekends.
  • Basic computer skills 
  • 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, measuring instruments, and gauges. 


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for the roll/guides inventory control, equipment changes, and building the rolling mill stands.


Your Work:

  • Use shop mathematics together with the use of blueprints, specifications, charts, tables, and computer and precision measuring instruments. 
  • Assembly of straightener rolls/guides, shear blades, and saw blades and inspect for conformance to specifications.
  • Rebuild old guides and rolls, first removing slag with scrapers, pry bars, cutting torches, or hammers.
  • Disassemble previously installed mill stands and install and align new rolls. 
  • Set and adjust bolts to position rolls on mill stands using wrenches and bars.
  • Assemble and grease mill stands using hand and pneumatic tools and operate the offline setup verification system.
  • Perform equipment changes related to the building of the mill stands, which may include rolls, chocks, lubrication systems, water sprays, and guides.
  • Ensure roll/guides and consumable inventory levels are replenished and validated.  
  • Assist and support mill changeovers and cobble removal.
  • Perform routine equipment care, record, and inspection on vehicles and mobile equipment.
  • Operate overhead cranes to transfer products or materials.



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.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

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