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Metal Pourer

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

About Us

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.  Gerdau is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Why you'll love it here

At Gerdau it’s all about the people. Gerdau's growth is based on our purpose and on a vision focused on excellence. The measures of performance are customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, our communities, and the World.  Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity.


This is your purpose:

This position is primarily responsible for the functions related to the Caster Steel Pourer. Visually monitors computer screens and panels in pulpit to operate Steel Pourer equipment and monitor the flow of liquid steel from the ladle to the tundish. Performs routine daily maintenance and inspections of Steel Pourer equipment.  Will involve cleaning of the area and stocking consumables.


What you will do:

  • Visually monitors computer screens and panels in pulpit to operate Steel Pourer equipment and monitor the flow of liquid steel from the ladle to the tundish.
  • Makes “piggybacks” to swap empty ladles with full ladles during the continuous casting process.
  • Assists Caster operators and maintenance on down days.
  • Periodically use oxygen lances to open ladles and clean the tundish.
  • Performs routine daily maintenance/inspection of torches, lances and other equipment.
  • Assist Caster operators during the start-up and shut down of casting sequences.
  • Set up tundishes and other equipment for future casting sequences.
  • Complete pre-start-up check sheets to assure the equipment is ready for operation.
  • Stock consumables, tools in area according to 5S principles.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs daily preventative maintenance, record and inspection on vehicles/mobile equipment to include fueling, cleaning, checking and adding fluid as needed.
  • Follows all PPE requirements, as well as safety rules and guidelines, for all tasks being performed.
  • Operates mobile equipment and overhead cranes using handheld controls to transfer product/material.
  • Maintains communication with coworkers through to-way radio and hand signals.
  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in clean and orderly condition following 5S methods.
  • Assists maintenance personnel as needed.
  • Assists in training of coworkers as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned


What you have:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • General math skills, advanced problem solving, analytical skills, use charts, schedules, computer and touch screens in addition to follow instructions.
  • Requires interpretation in the use of adjustable controls in regulating the continuous process through interpretation of measuring instruments and gauges.
  • People leadership skills and ability to lead by example
  • 1-3 years industrial/manufacturing experience preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing/walking, balance, bend from trunk, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, and push and pull objects.
  • Lift objects of various dimensions and weights.
  • Ability to use vibration tools.
  • Ability to operate hand controls with both hands.
  • Ability to perform sustained overhead reaching on occasional basis.
  • Ability to tolerate extreme ambient temperatures.
  • Ability to tolerate working in cramped quarters and at heights.
  • Ability to tolerate a swing shift work schedule.
  • Ability to tolerate working in areas where noise levels can reach 120 decibels.


What Gerdau offers: 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans
  • 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

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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