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Forklift Saw Operator

Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Forklift/ Saw Operator

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Join us in to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Competitive pay starting at $17.05 hr and monthly bonuses from 12% to 25% of earned income!

New Extra Bonus:  New Hires hired before November 1, 2022 will also receive a $2,000* bonus paid out in December 2022, based on pro-rated calculation of company active service.



 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: 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1-3 years of industrial or manufacturing experience operating an overhead crane, forklift, radial band saw, conveyor system.
  • The ability to work a 12-hour rotating shift including days, nights and weekends
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Basic math skills, problem-solving, ability to multi-task.


Your Purpose:

Facilitate all off-line processes that are required to fill special orders for customers by cutting product to unique customer specifications or modifying existing inventory by cutting finished product to meet shipment needs. Assist in a variety of functions related to the Quality Department, and specific to the offline process, which includes the filling of all special orders and product reclamation according to ASTM standards.


Your Work:

  • Execute all off-line processes that are required to fill all special orders for customers.
  • Operate automated radial band saw and conveyor system.
  • Produce a new tag for modified/cut products and verify that the product matches all orders placed. Confirm production using necessary production software (e.g. QMOS, SAP).
  • Band, package, and/or palletize finished product as necessary to prepare for final shipment.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. This position may be required to help and fill for other Logistics positions and job duties.
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance and inspections on assigned equipment.
  • Assist in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Operate mobile equipment and overhead cranes to transfer products or materials while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Execute general 5S activities in the work area.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing or walking, balance, bend from trunk, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, push, and pull objects.
  • Ability to frequently lift objects up to 15 lbs. and dunnage up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently mount and dismount forklifts and cranes.
  • Have passed “the applicable fit for duty” exam.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond