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Instrumentation Technician

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A2B4

Company: Gerdau

Why you'll love it here

Do you love technical challenges and working with large complex equipment? Are you detail-oriented, enjoy problem solving and want to learn? Join us in Selkirk Manitoba on our path to cultural and digital transformation to build the future.


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.



  1. Receives wiring diagrams, drawings, specifications and instructions covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation and inspection work to be done.
  2. Analyzes all types of circuits, wiring diagrams, and drawings as required to install, repair, adjust, calibrate, construct, modify or service all types of electronic devices and systems, including; communication systems, power and distribution control equipment, various mill and production equipment, electronic computing and control systems, electrical and pneumatic controls and instruments, measuring, recording, processing and control devices, indicating devices gauges, etc.
  3. Plans details of working procedure to determine material or replacement needs and selects a logical approach to “troubleshooting” and repair problems. Answers trouble calls. Makes sketches of parts and layouts; designs and constructs adaptions or conversions of component parts.
  4. Assembles, inspects, adjusts, repairs, or replaces faulty parts and wiring on all types of electronic devices. Makes mechanical and electrical repairs as required in connection with the servicing of electronic equipment.
  5. Inspects, dismantles, services, reassembles, tests, and adjusts equipment for safe and proper operation.
  6. Maintains, installs, or repairs all communication wiring. Climbs on buildings, towers and mill equipment to make inspections, repairs and installations.
  7. Considers all safety precautions and proper isolations of circuits to cause a minimum of interference to operations. Plan and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic principles, wiring specification codes, properties of various materials and principles of operation and application of equipment, etc.
  8. Fabricates parts as required using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  9. Performs related work as required.
  10. Observes all safety rules.



- The ideal candidate will possess an Instrumentation and Control Technician (447A) and or Red seal accreditation

- A college Technician or Technology Diploma in Instrumentation will also be considered

- A college Technology diploma in Electrical/Electronics with Instrumentation and/or Automation speciality will also be considered

- Exposure to PM, Hydraulics, VF drives, PLC's, welding, crane work
- Experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
- Demonstrated mechanical aptitude

- Basic computer experience

- Possesses strong communication skills and a good work ethic


Additional Incentives:

 Gerdau offers excellent benefits including:

    - Health, dental, vision, short & long term disability, and life/accidental insurance

    - RRSP with company matching

    - Employee Assistance Program


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.