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Mobile Equipment Opr

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Petersburg, VA, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Job Summary:


Operate all mobile equipment including loaders, man-lifts, forklifts, and cranes to transfer material.  Assist other Scrap Operations personnel as instructed.   


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Operate mobile equipment including loaders, man-lifts, forklifts, and cranes to lift and transport materials. 
  2. Perform daily preventative maintenance on vehicles and mobile equipment, which includes fueling, cleaning, and checking/adding fluids as needed.
  3. Demonstrate ability to perform minor mechanical repairs to mobile equipment.
  4. Visually inspect scrap for non-conformities.
  5. Load scrap buckets, trucks and railcars with various types of scrap in a timely manner.
  6. Ensure loads are within the safe load capacity of each vessel.


Additional Responsibilities:


  1. Follow all PPE requirements and safety rules and guidelines for all tasks being performed.
  2. Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  3. Demonstrate ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision. 
  4. Maintain work areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition.
  5. Exhibit engagement in GBS tools and methodology.
  6. Assist maintenance personnel as needed.
  7. Perform all other duties as assigned.




  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer and math skills. 


2-4 years of mobile equipment experience is preferred.  



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

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