Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

Empowering people who build the future.

  • Hourly Rate Range: $33.00/hr – $43.02/hr (actual rate is dependent on applicant training period hours completed)
  • Schooling:  Tuition reimbursement
  • Overtime:  Overtime opportunities available
  • Shift Premiums: an average of $575/year in shift premiums.
  • Cost of Living: Annual cost of living increases based on Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  • Vacation Bonus: 50% bonus when vacation is taken outside of prime vacation periods
  • Holidays: Paid Statutory Holidays
  • Tools: Annual allowance of $150/year plus other Company supplied tools
  • Safety Boot Allowance: 100% company provided.
  • Uniforms: 100% company provided.
  • Pension: up to 6% contribution from Company with no mandatory employee contributions.
  • Medical Benefits: 100% company sponsored.
  • Full Dental and Orthodontia Benefits: 100% company sponsored.
  • Employee Assistance Program: 100% company sponsored.
  • Work Rotation:  Rotation throughout all departments and areas to gain experience plant-wide
  • Must be registered in an approved Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) – 433A apprenticeship program with Skilled Trades Ontario AND have passed both Level 1 and Level 2 of in-school training OR have a minimum of 4000 hours of documented apprenticeship employment experience.
  • Be able to work in all areas in the plant and complete the Apprentice Rotation.
  • Be able to work shift rotation (days/nights) as outlined in the Apprentice Training Schedule.
  • Have experience in a heavy manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude, with exposure to Bearings, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Lubrication, Rotating Equipment.
  • Strong communication and work ethic, ability to work in a team and with other trades
  • Background, education, and criminal record checks will be performed.
  • All successful candidates must pass a post-offer medical and ergonomic assessment.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.


  • Responsible for working safely in accordance with Company safety policies and procedures.
  • Work under the guidance of plant Supervisors and Journeyman skilled trades.
  • Work toward completing hours for all competency skill sets as defined by Skilled Trades Ontario.
  • Inspect, install, repair, replace, adjust mechanical equipment in the plant.
  • Service the mechanical aspects of pumps, motors, cranes, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of production machinery to optimize machine efficiencies and equipment reliability.
  • Apply lubricants used in the preventative maintenance of machinery and equipment.
  • Receive instructions, prints, and work orders, covering scheduled and emergency repairs, installation, and inspection work.
  • Maintain specified records of work performed, details of repairs, and materials usage on computerized maintenance management software (CMMS), work orders, logbooks, and checklists.
  • Perform rounds and checks machinery condition using checklists or digital tools to identify abnormalities and ensure that machine functions are operating within the normal specifications.
  • Operate power driven mobile equipment and ordinary crane hooking.

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 external 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 / Accessible Canada 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