Share this Job

Mobile Equipment Mechanic

Date: Aug 13, 2022

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only.

Mobile Equipment Mechanic


Do you love to work outdoors? Are you detail-oriented and knowledgeable about repairing and maintaining mobile equipment? Do you want to work in a rugged and exciting environment? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating. 


We offer competitive pay plus bonuses of up to 18% of earned income per pay period.  Generous 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 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 automotive 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.  


You Have:  

  • High school diploma or GED. 

  • Basic computer and math skills.  

  • 3 to 5 years of hydraulic and 12/24v electrical troubleshooting experience and certifications a plus 

  • 3 to 5 years of heavy industrial equipment maintenance and repairs, certifications a plus 

  • Welding and cutting experience, certifications a plus 

  • SAP experience a plus 

  • Ability to work with limited supervision. 

  • Flexibility to work rotating schedule with nights and weekends.   


Your Purpose: 

Perform all aspects of repairs to heavy industrial equipment which includes forklifts, loaders, boom grapples, boom magnets, graders, backhoes, sweepers, pickup trucks, UTV’s and cranes. Repairs include monthly PM’s, PDM’s, hydraulics, electrical, tire replacement, welding, cutting, fabricating, and all aspects of mechanical and electrical troubleshooting. 


Your Work: 

  • To safely perform repairs to heavy industrial equipment from electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, hydraulic system troubleshooting and repairs, weld repairs, using hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring and testing equipment. 

  • Repair, replace, and fabricate worn items as required. 

  • Lubricate and clean parts. 

  • Use a cutting torch to cut and layout basic designs. 

  • Maintain specific records of work performed, details of repairs, and materials usage in SAP. 

  • Perform inspections, installations, and alignments of equipment, and basic troubleshooting equipment failures. 

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the process code system and internal combustion system. 

  • Assist in training coworkers 

  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals. 

  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision in a fast pace work environment. 

  • Assist maintenance personnel as needed. 

  • Maintain work areas and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and understand the 5S system. 


Your Benefits:

  • 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 



Nearest Major Market: Richmond