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General Maintenance Mechanic, Sand Springs 1

Date Posted: Apr 2, 2019

Location: Sand Springs, OK, US

Company: Gerdau

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For Gerdau, a Company with over 118 years of history and over 30,000 employees in 10 countries, the business culture is about all the multiple identities and the practice of values by each of its employees. 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. We are the largest recycler in the world. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future. Gerdau is a publicly traded company listed on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges.


Job Summary:


Perform a wide range and variety of maintenance and repair operations necessary to keep plant property, equipment, machinery, and tools in good operating condition; diagnose problems and work in many varied and diversified capacities required in general maintenance, overhaul, and repair of plant equipment, processes and facilities.  Requires a general knowledge of electronics and electrical systems to include basic electrical repairs as needed or directed.  Plan and schedule plant and equipment maintenance activities to minimize disruption to plant production and material handling activities with some supervision and direction provided by the Plant Superintendent.  Major mechanical repairs, installation, and/or electrical repairs may require outside vendors or assistance from a Master Maintenance Mechanic.

Required Skills: Welding, Fabricating, Industrial Electrical & Maintenance



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Work involves diversified duties, highly variable, requiring considerable care and judgment to effectively and efficiently diagnose, dismantle, repair, lubricate, reassemble, or otherwise perform general maintenance activities to include pipefitter, burner, welder, Fabricating  millwright, assembler, carpenter, plumber, and installer skills and abilities.  Work will include basic electrical repair and wiring.
  2. Implement and maintain the division’s preventive maintenance program with input from superintendent and manufacturer’s recommendations.  Train and instruct employees on preventive maintenance activities and procedures.  Inspect, adjust, clean, and/or lubricate equipment as normal part of preventive maintenance program.
  3. Maintain and control plant inventory levels for maintenance parts and supplies.  Develop vendor relationships; negotiate favorable pricing for parts, supplies and services, order parts and supplies in accordance with supervisor approval.
  4. Train lesser-skilled maintenance positions on proper work methods and safety procedures when assisting with maintenance activities.
  5. Maintain plant equipment and maintenance records to meet AmeriSteel’s and OSHA’s safety and quality compliance standards.
  6. Diagnose causes of malfunctions by sight, sound, or actions of plant equipment, machinery or processes and determine corrective action to include seeking vendor assistance.
  7. Tear down, replace, repair, install, and assemble equipment, parts, components, and accessories.  Develop and fabricate accessory fixtures or guards for machines and equipment.  Adjust machine mechanisms such as feed, speed, power input or output.
  8. Direct and/or coordinate employees involved in maintenance repairs.
  9. Work requires basic computer operator skills


The Individual


Requires technical knowledge and training generally applicable in the particular field of heavy industrial machine repair or closely related specialized occupation.  Ability to work with equipment specifications and precision measuring instruments. Over 3 years’ experience in troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, welding, basic electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems.




  •     Medical and Prescription
  •     Dental
  •     Vision
  •     Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  •     401K
  •     Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  •     Health Advocate Services
  •     Employee Assistance Program
  •     Tuition Reimbursement Program



Application Process


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship


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Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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