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Manufacturing Electrician

Date Posted: Jul 25, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

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.

 

What you will do:

 

  • Install, troubleshoot, and repair electrical and electronic controls and systems, using required knowledge and understanding of mechanical, fluidic, and electrical systems/components, as well as how they operate.
  • Perform rounds and check machinery to identify abnormalities and ensure that machine functions are operating within the normal specifications. 
  • Exercise judgement when troubleshooting AC/DC motor controls, PLC, electrical drives, and all high-voltage systems at or below 480 volts. 
  • Inspect and perform daily maintenance on all shop machinery, mobile equipment, PLC networks, and cranes, and repairs or replaces worn items as required.
  • Service the electrical aspect of pumps, motors, cranes, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems as needed.
  • Lay out, install, and maintain a variety of complete electronically-controlled equipment, such as rolling mill loop controls, secondary distribution centers, programmable sequences, and pulpit control panel.
  • Balance loads and wire complex circuits.
  • Work with related diagnostic equipment including digital voltmeter, paper recorder, multi-volt meter, oscilloscope, and other electronic tools and equipment.
  • Maintain specified records of work performed, details of repairs, and materials usage. 
  • Interpret schematics and blueprints at an intermediate level.
  • Provide technical assistance to maintenance and production personnel as needed.

 

Additional Responsibilities:

 

  • Operate mobile equipment to lift and transport materials, including loaders, cranes (includes rigging principles), man-lifts, brick-lift, and forklifts.
  • Ensure daily preventative maintenance is performed on vehicles and mobile equipment to include fueling, cleaning, and checking /adding fluids as needed.
  • Follow all PPE requirements and safety rules and guidelines for all tasks being performed.
  • Assist in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision. 
  • Maintain work areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  • Exhibit engagement in GBS tools and methodology.
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills, specifically, SAP experience.
  • Assist maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

Education/Experience:

 

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Verifiable maintenance technical training.
  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment in a position containing a routine maintenance component.
  • 3 to 5 years of heavy industrial electrical maintenance experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of AC/DC motor theory and ability to troubleshoot with PLC.
  • Intermediate drive knowledge, electrical controls, NFPA 70E, and high voltage power systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of electrical schematics, motor theory, and common electrical maintenance hand tools.
  • AAS in industrial maintenance and maintenance reliability certifications are preferred.

 

What Gerdau offers you:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • 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

 

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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