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Intern/Co-op Student - Mechanical Engineering (Summer 2019)

Date Posted: Nov 22, 2018

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A1P6

Company: Gerdau

Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.

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



At Gerdau our employees are the best in the business.  We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success.  Gerdau's growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence.

Gerdau proudly offers internship programs, through which students can jump start their career with hands-on experience with one of the largest steel producers in the world.  Working at Gerdau is an opportunity to be part of a team that is a benchmark in the industry in which it operates.

An Intern with Gerdau must have an eagerness to grow personally and professionally, being a part of a global company with more than 110 years of entrepreneurship and achievements in the steel industry.  This program is for individuals with high learning agility and willingness to adapt and develop continuously , who aim at consistently outperforming in a variety of settings and circumstances.

Gerdau offers competitive wages, on-the-job experience, organization orientation, work assignments and projects with clear and targeted goals that allow young professionals to earn invaluable experience.



The successful candidate will be working with our Engineering Team.  Following on-the-job training and orientation.

  • Update equipment /facility drawings
  • Work with outside vendors and consultants, assist in managing contractors
  • Assist Engineers on capex improvement projects
  • Manage smaller non-capex projects



  • Have completed at least two years of a college degree from a recognized accredited college or university in a Mechanical discipline)
  • Record of high academic achievement (Minimum GPA 2.5; preferred GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Well-rounded applicants with leadership roles in student organizations or extra-curricular activities 
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the Canada without requiring current or future sponsorship for employment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with great organizational qualities
  • Ability to work independently and be a fast-learner


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, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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