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Auto Diesel Mechanic

Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A2B4

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.



Job Function:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position's main focus will be to make all necessary inspections, adjustments and installations to all trucks and other gasoline, diesel or propane powered equipment used throughout the plant.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Receives work orders including manufacturer’s manuals, covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation and adjustments to be done.
  • Inspects gasoline, diesel and propane powered automotive equipment and reports to the Maintenance Supervisor defects such as wear, insufficient lubrication, defective parts, etc. which necessitate repair.
  • Repairs, adjusts gasoline, diesel or propane engines, automotive type vehicles driven by gasoline, diesel or propane engines and portable gasoline, diesel or propane engine driven equipment used throughout the plant. Equipment worked on includes trucks, tractors, forklift trucks, mobile cranes, bulldozers and I. C. engine units on crawlers, locomotive cranes, stand-by generators and compressors.
  • Repairs and rebuilds motors, grinds and seats valves, replace rings, pistons, bearings, connecting rods, transmission and differential gears, clutches, hydraulic pumps, etc.
  • Adjusts and services carburetors, generators, starters, ignition systems, auxiliary air compressors and other gasoline, diesel or propane engine auxiliary equipment, braises as required, solders radiators, does pipe fitting on automotive equipment.
  • Erects scaffolding and does simple rigging as required.
  • Maintains tolerance of .002” on precision parts, as connecting rod bearings, piston pins, etc. and maintains approximately 0.020” on a large portion of repair and service work.
  • Repairs bodies and frames by burning or replacing such items as axles, fenders, doors, windows, etc. Uses testing equipment I troubleshooting on any gasoline, diesel or propane powered equipment used in the plant.
  • Refers to catalogues and prints for parts required and requests Maintenance Supervisor to order necessary parts.
  • Keeps immediate working area clean. Observes all safety rules.



  • Successful candidate must have a Manitoba Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Trade certificate or equivalent
  • Experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • Strong communication and work ethic, ability to work in a team and with other trades. Basic computer experience necessary.


Gerdau offers excellent benefits!

  • Medical and Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision 
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • RRSP


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.