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Industrial Maintenance Millwright & Hydraulic $33.34/hr

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: St. Paul, MN, US, 55119

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 Description:


Primary Function:  To Inspect, repair, replace, install, adjust, maintain, diagnose trouble, perform all kinds of welding, brazing, and cutting on any type of metal using gas and electrical welding equipment, on all mechanical pneumatic or hydraulic equipment in the plant.  To fill out any and all reports required for proper record keeping.


Tools and Equipment:  Drill press, power saw, chain pull, various types of gas and electric welding and burning equipment, cleaning tools, shields, safety equipment, welding fixtures, hand tools, miscellaneous machines, hoists, scaffolds, measuring devices, flaring tools and special tools for hydraulic repairs, forklifts, maintenance truck inside of plant, JLG’s, work orders, delay forms, radio, overhead or pendant controlled cranes.


Materials:   Plant mechanical equipment, repair parts, lubricants, hardware, packing, miscellaneous stores materials, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic equipment, hydraulic fluids, test equipment, meters, gauges, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, welding rod, flux, gas, report forms, blue prints, instruction manuals, work orders, delay and equipment history forms. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives instructions covering scheduled and emergency repairs, installation and inspection work to be done. 
  • Inspects plant equipment for defects, such as misalignment, wear, insufficient lubrications, etc. Finds the best way of making repairs to minimize interruption of production.  Advises when immediate shut-down of equipment is necessary to minimize damage or when temporarily continued operation will have no harmful effect.
  • Dismantles, cleans, repairs, replaces, installs, maintains, assembles, hydraulics, lubricates, on plant equipment and cranes.
  • Assembles and aligns pumps, gears, bearings, and shafts, involving press, sliding and running fits in equipment.
  • Adjust equipment for proper operating characteristics, making either temporary or permanent repairs.
  • Set up scaffolds and perform all rigging as necessary.
  • Operates machine tools such as drill press, pipe threading machine, power tools, etc.
  • Performs pipefitting and other repairs on hydraulic, pneumatic and lubrication lines as required and fabricates hose assemblies.
  • Performs all mechanical repairs as required on cranes. Operates cranes as needed during maintenance and repairs.
  • Lays out, installs, maintains and repairs all types of pipe lines, fittings, fixtures and pressure systems as required.
  • Writes purchase orders for materials needed.
  • Rebuilds assemblies for spares or future use.
  • Designs alterations to existing equipment and systems.
  • Performs minor electrical work required in the servicing, installation and repair of directional valves, solenoids, etc.
  • Reads, understands hydraulic schematics drawings and makes sketches if necessary for repairs or installation.
  • Repairs valves, cylinders, pumps, compressors, blowers, etc.
  • Complete necessary reports on preventative maintenance and the equipment inspection checklists and daily activity work list.
  • Interprets drawings and sketches. Plans details of working procedure and tools and selects materials in accordance with suitability for the job.
  • Does all welding necessary to complete the job assignment.
  • Cleans and prepares surfaces to be welded as required. Sets up, assembles, and takes weld parts constructing special fixtures as needed.  Performs gas and electric welding in all positions (down-hand, vertical, overhead, etc).  Makes any type and size weld, such as “V”, lay, butt, etc., preheating parts as required.
  • Builds up work or defective surfaces. Cleans grinds and flame anneals parts and welded joints as required.  Uses burning equipment to dismantle assemblies and to cut materials to size and shape.  Performs brazing and required.  Uses welding machines for carbon arc burning.
  • Performs work requiring a working knowledge of the welding properties of various types of metals, welding rods, welding heats, stress relief, allowance for fit-up and machining, and the effect of shrinkage, warpage, and expansion.
  • Performs welding on pipes that must withstand high pressure.
  • Exercises all safety precautions, and makes provisions for handling materials and equipment to and from job site.
  • Works in shop and field.
  • Observes good housekeeping and safety on job site, maintenance shop, or plant property.


The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


The Individual:

  • High school diploma / GED required
  • Additional education or Associates degree preferred but not required
  • 1 year or more of related work experience as described above preferably in a manufacturing setting.   
  • Must follow all safety requirements.  
  • Must be able to work at heights.
  • Schedule:  40 hours per week, 8 hours shifts, with high potential for voluntary overtime    



  • 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 applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866) 788-2798 or

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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