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Manufacturing Associate - Finishing

Date: Jun 24, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Manufacturing Associate - Finishing

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you enjoy analyzing and solving problems? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


Competitive pay - $17.65 hr to start with a 90-day review and increase to $19.77 plus shift differential 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.
  • General math skills, advanced problem-solving and analytical skills, and ability to multi-task.
  • Experience with using charts, schedules, and touchscreens.
  • Experience with using adjustable controls in regulating a continuous process and interpreting measuring instruments and gauges.
  • 1-2 years of experience in manufacturing.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision. 
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule, including days, nights, and weekends.


Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for the tagging of steel bars with proper identification and ensuring the product conforms to specifications. You will log production-related data in a computer system.


Your Work:

  • Use a computer to print tags with product information, and manually place tags on bars. Ensure proper bundle disposition, i.e., piece count and heat separation.
  • May inspect bar quality for surface defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • May assist in changing rolls on the straightener or cold saw.
  • When applicable, operate a band saw to line up and cut bars to specifications; obtain a sample for Product Control Operator and Quality Engineering Department to measure conformance to specifications or line up and cut the finished product to specifications.    
  • Process scrap.
  • Production related data entry or record keeping.
  • Perform routine equipment care, records, and inspection on vehicles and mobile equipment, which may include fueling, cleaning, and checking/adding fluids as needed.
  • Operate overhead cranes to transfer products or materials.
  • Assist in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Maintain work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.


Nearest Major Market: Richmond