Industrial Maintenance Electrician

Date: Sep 24, 2023

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

Why Work for Us

Generations have worked at Gerdau Whitby and now it's your turn!  Gerdau is growing and the Whitby Plant is expanding with the latest tools and technology.  Are you looking for a sustainable career at plant with over 50 years of history in the Durham Region?  Are you a persistent person who enjoys identifying equipment issues and finding ways to resolve them? Do you like working in a team oriented and collaborative environment?


About Gerdau
At Gerdau, it's all about the people. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity, encouraging innovation and creating products that serve humanity. We value teamwork, safety, and sustainability. We are committed to continuous improvement and believe we can create a better future for our employees and our Global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. We offer Global opportunities, competitive benefits, flexible work schedules, opportunities for career development and more. Join us in our cultural & digital transformation, and help us build the future at the Gerdau We Are Creating.


What Gerdau Offers You

  • 2023 Rate:  $39 / hour (includes $1.00/hour additive once you have completed Industrial Maintenance Technician Training (IMT) provided by Gerdau during the onboarding process)
  • Signing Bonus: 1x lump sum transitional bonus
  • Group Leader:  $1/hour group leader additive available
  • Annual cost of living improvement:  Based on Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • Overtime:  Open Overtime sign up process
  • Compensation:  Including Overtime, the average gross income for Industrial Electricians in 2022 was $115,000
  • Medical and Prescription: non-employee contributory group benefit plan, RX coverage, various paramedical services
  • Dental: 100% coverage
  • Vision: $400/every 24 months - per covered person plus eye exam
  • Pension/RSP plan: up to 5% contribution from Company to Defined contribution pension plan
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance: $80K for basic life and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program: Available
  • Other: shift premium, competitive vacation program
  • Annual tooling allowance
  • Company sponsored safety boot program


What You Will Do

  • Troubleshoot AC/DC motors, controls, PLC, electrical drives, high-voltage systems
  • Service the electrical aspect of pumps, motors, cranes, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems
  • Perform rounds to check machinery to identify abnormalities
  • Interpret schematics and blueprints
  • Operate mobile equipment to lift and transport materials, including cranes, man-lifts, and forklifts
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills
  • Work a rotating continental shift as required



  • Certificate of Qualification (Industrial Electrician - 442A or Construction Electrician - 309A) as recognized by the Ontario College of Trades



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. 


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