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Mobile Equipment Operator

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Mobile Equipment Operator

Do you love to work outdoors and drive large equipment? Are you detail-oriented and knowledgeable about 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 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. 
  • 2-4 years of mobile equipment experience is preferred. 
  • Flexibility to work rotating schedule with nights and weekends. 


Your Purpose:

You will operate all mobile equipment including loaders, man-lifts, forklifts, and cranes to transfer material in the metal scrap yard.


Your Work:

  • Perform daily preventative maintenance on vehicles and mobile equipment.
  • Perform minor mechanical repairs to mobile equipment and maintain a clean work area.
  • Visually inspect scrap for non-conformities.
  • Load scrap buckets, trucks, and railcars within safe load capacity.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Assist maintenance personnel as needed.


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 


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.
  • Ability to 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 work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to work in cramped quarters and at heights.
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule including days, nights and weekends.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond