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Industrial Security Guard

Date: Mar 3, 2023

Location: Petersburg, Virginia, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

Gate Security Guard


Earn $44000 / year plus bi-weekly bonus. Benefits start on your first day!


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel 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 
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Prior industrial security experience preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work 12-hour rotating shifts, days, night shifts, and two weekends a month. 

  • Ability to climb stairs/ladders, balance, bend, kneel, sit and stand or walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally face to face and over the phone. 


Your Purpose:

You will ensure the safety of all employees, visitors, contractors, truck drivers, and property at the location by monitoring traffic into and out of the location, and by performing other related responsibilities that contribute to the location’s safety.  In the event of emergencies, this role responds to and provides appropriate treatment and transportation assistance to ensure the safety of sick or injured people at the location.


Your Work:

  • Administer first-aid treatment to sick or injured persons and transport to a medical facility if necessary.
  • Remove or assist in the removal of injured persons from the scene of an accident.
  • Communicates with professional medical personnel regarding the treatment and handling of sick or injured persons. 
  • Complete and maintain all necessary records, forms, logs, and paperwork required for services provided.
  • Guard entrance gates, greet employees and visitors, and control traffic in and out of the plant.
  • Log in and direct visitors, vendors, and contractors to appropriate locations of the plant.
  • Inspect outgoing traffic to prevent unauthorized removal of company property.
  • Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate department.
  • Perform routine inspections of fire extinguishers and maintain inventory.
  • Keep protective equipment and vehicles maintained.
  • Conduct onsite drug or alcohol tests as directed by plant management.
  • Communicate high alert weather conditions to all plant personnel.
  • Trains for and assists in technical rescue.


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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