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Mechanic 1 - Rolling Mill

Date Posted: Feb 6, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

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.


At Gerdau our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit.  Gerdau’s rewards are designed to start you off on your career with a balanced picture for both your short-term goals and your long-term success.


Job Summary

Perform diversified installation, maintenance and repair operations, as assigned to maintain the physical plant, mill machinery, equipment, and auxiliaries in proper operating condition.  Work involves the assignment to mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and fluid repairs as well as new installations, under direction and/or working with Master or Technical Maintenance Mechanics to diagnose the discrepancy and plan the installation procedure.


Duties & Responsibilities

1. Receive direction and work order instructions from facilitator for Routine Procedures, Preventative, Predictive and Corrective Maintenance.
2. Maintain, adjust, or repair rolling mill equipment, lift trucks, air compressor and controls, various machine tools, air and hydraulic connectors, overhead doors and various other plant related equipment.
3. Refer major repairs and installations to facilitator for assistance from outside vendor or higher classified maintenance personnel.
4. Perform ordinary arc and oxyacetylene welding and brazing as related to maintenance requirements.
5. Periodically inspect conditions of plant machinery and equipment for preventative maintenance purposes.
6. Maintain records of work performed, details of repairs, and material usage.



High School Diploma or GED

  • Requires working knowledge of machines, controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, and basic knowledge of electrical and electronic controls.
  • Prefer candidates with hydraulic experience and welding skills (welding certification desirable but not required).

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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