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Finishing Utility

Date Posted: Feb 10, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US

Company: Gerdau

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About Us


Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


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 Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.


With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.



Job Description


Responsible for emptying the crop buckets, keeping the strappers full, and assisting in blade changes. They are also responsible for safety, proper equipment operation, housekeeping, and other functions as needed.



Duties & Responsibilities


  • Have a clear understanding of all hazards and safety regulations associated with your daily activities.
  • Ensure all buckets are emptied as needed to allow continued operations.
  • Ensure strappers are maintained as needed to allow continued operations.
  • Ensure 5S area is the standard at all times during the shift.
  • Perform down time cleaning when the finishing end is not operational.
  • Assist maintenance in the finishing end when the finishing end is not operational if they need assistance.
  • Assist in blade changes on the cold saws when required.
  • Assist in straightener roll changes as required.
  • Assist in hot saw blade changes as required, typically during PZC change-over.
  • Perform crane inspections at the beginning of each shift for the south finishing crane and both saw jib cranes.
  • Perform up time cleaning as indicated on the cleaning schedule.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by Routine Facilitator or their designee.



The Individual


  • High school diploma or GED, required. 
  • 1+ years of manufacturing experience required.
  • Experience using hand tools and measurement tools.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs maximum.
  • Needs to have a open mind and the wiliness to learn a different job base.
  • Capable of working a rotating shift.



Salary & Benefits


  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


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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