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Central Maintenance Mechanical Technician

Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US

Company: Gerdau

 We have a competitive salary plus semi- monthly bonuses that are 12% to 25% of your earned income. Benefits start on your first day!

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 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 

 

Your Qualifications:

  • Completed High School Diploma or GED is required
  • AAS in industrial maintenance and maintenance reliability certifications are preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of heavy industrial mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment in a position containing a routine maintenance component
  • Ability to work a rotating 12 hr shift, days, nights, and two weekends a month (Dupont 4/3 schedule)
  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments
  • Advanced knowledge of the following maintenance disciplines: AC/DC motors, gear box mechanics, lubrication principles, welding, cutting torch, NFPA 70E, and common maintenance hand tools
  • Intermediate knowledge of pumps, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, stick and tig welding and rigging principles
  • Intermediate knowledge of interpreting schematics and blueprints
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision

 

Your Purpose:

You will perform facilities maintenance necessary to keep plant, equipment, machinery, and tools in good operating condition.  Work involves a wide range of methods and procedures on a variety of routine and non-routine duties to adequately and properly diagnose, dismantle, repair, lubricate, and reassemble equipment. You will troubleshoot basic mechanical assemblies to determine whether a pump, gearbox, hydraulic system or pneumatic system can be repaired or needs to be replaced, whether to replace or repair worn parts, and amount of lubrication needed. 

 

Your Work:

  • Use drawings, sketches, wiring diagrams, machine operation and maintenance manuals, work order requests, and oral instructions to install, adjust, repair, and perform assigned maintenance duties. 
  • Position, fit and weld components to assemble structural forms, machinery frames, plant equipment, attachments or accessories, and building parts according to blueprints or knowledge of structural and metal characteristics utilizing various specialty cutting and welding equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and service pumps, gear boxes, motors, cranes, and hydraulic, and pneumatic systems as needed at an intermediate level.
  • Periodically inspect conditions of plant operating machines and equipment for preventative maintenance purposes. Inspect and perform routine equipment care on all shop machinery, mobile equipment, and cranes.
  • Tear down, replace, repair, install, and assemble simple equipment parts, components, and accessories.
  • Cut, bend, and thread conduit, pipe, and tubing.
  • Maintain specified records of work performed, details of repairs, and material usage. 

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Operates mobile equipment to lift and transport materials including loaders, cranes, man-lifts, brick-lift, and forklifts.
  • Ensures daily preventative maintenance is performed on vehicles/mobile equipment to include fueling, cleaning, checking and adding fluid as needed.
  • Follows all PPE requirements and safety rules/guidelines for all tasks being performed.
  • Assists in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Maintains communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing/walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, and push and pull objects.
  • Reach, squat, and tolerate prolonged sitting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate hand controls with both hands and foot pedals with both feet.
  • Ability to perform sustained overhead reaching.
  • Ability to work in extreme ambient temperatures up to 160°F.
  • Ability to work in cramped quarters and at heights.
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including days, nights and weekends.
  • Ability to tolerate working in areas where noise levels can reach 120 decibels.