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Crane Operator

Date Posted: May 14, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.


For Gerdau, a Company with over 118 years of history and over 30,000 employees in 10 countries, the business culture is about all the multiple identities and the practice of values by each of its employees. 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. We are the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future. Gerdau is a publicly traded company listed on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges.


PRIMARY FUNCTION:  To operate an electric overhead traveling crane to load steel scrap, and fluxes.



TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:   Elecrtric Overhead Traveling Crane equipped with a hoist, scrap truck, magnet, skips, computer, and various shop equipment.



MATERIALS:  Steel scrap, ore,  auxiliary furnace/scrapyard equipment and other miscellaneous materials, etc.




Operates electrical controls to govern movement of crane performing work such as:     


  •  Loading scrap into buckets.                                                                                                    
  •  Transporting loaded buckets to weigh scale.                                                              
  •  Loading and unloading material from, bunkers and rail cars.
  •  Making all lifts necessary for the operation and repair of scrap facility                                      
  •  May also operate scrap crane in the shop  for maintenance and operations lifts where required
  •  Checks crane to assure safe operation conditions.
  •  Makes out crane report.
  •  Lubricates and makes minor adjustments and repairs to crane.
  •  Relieves crew members as required.
  •  Keeps crane a walkways in a safe, clean and orderly condition.
  •  Cleans and maintains areas inside and around scrap facility


Qualifications Required:

  • GED or High School Diploma
  • Minimum 1 year overhead crane experience



  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • Relocation Offered
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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