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Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Selkirk, MB, CA, R1A2B4

Company: Gerdau

This position is open for domestic candidates only.


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.



Job Description:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position's main focus will be to perform all kinds of welding, brazing and cutting on any type of metal using gas and electric welding equipment, and to layout, fabricate, assemble, erect and repair structural, plate and pipe work.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Receives instructions and drawings regarding shop and fieldwork orders for the job

- Interprets drawings and sketches, plans working procedures and determines the materials, tools and equipment required

- Handles and /or makes arrangements for the handling of the materials, tools and equipment to and from the job site in shop or field

- Lays out work, makes sketches and determines stock sizes as required

- Operates ironworker, drill, saw and miscellaneous hand and power otools to fabricate parts

- Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded

- Sets up, fits, assembles and tack welds parts, constructing special fixtures as required

- Performs gas and electric welding in all positions, down hand, vertical and overhead

- Makes any type and size of weld such as "V" lap, butt, pressure and thermal weld, brazing, pre-heating when required

- Builds worn or defective surfaces

- Performs work requiring knowledge of the welding properties of various types of metals, welding rods, welding heats, stress relief, allowances for fit up and machining and the effect of warpage, shrinkage and expansion

- Uses burning and gouging equipment to dismantle structural and fabricated assemblies for repair or modifications and to cut material to size and shape

- Erects scaffolds as required

- Operates man lift, hoists and cranes

- Keeps immediate working area clean

- Observes all safety rules and exercises all safety precautions

- Create, prepare and complete work orders for maintenance work required

- Reserve and order parts for maintenance work

- Adheres to all Gerdau Manitoba CWB & AMSE QC manuals / procedures

- Tools and equipment used would include (but not limited to) vaious types of gas and electric welding and burning eqiuipment, drawings, cleaning tools, shields, safety equipment, welding fixtures, iron worker, man lift, scaffolds, drill press, power saw, chain falls, miscellaneous hand and power tools and meauring devices



The ideal candidate will:

-  Be a Provincial Licensed Journeyperson Industrial Welder (all positions) and/or have an unrestricted Provincial High Pressure Welder's License. As well will have the ability to successfully maintain these qualifications along with CWB (all positions) 
- Have experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
- Have the ability to work in a team environment and with other trades

- Possess 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 life 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.