Date: Jul 5, 2024

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

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Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position’s job responsibilities include:

  • Inspect, install, repair, replace, adjust mechanical equipment in the plant.

  • Service the mechanical aspects of pumps, motors, cranes, and hydraulic/pneumatic systems.

  • Receive instructions, prints, and work orders, covering scheduled and emergency repairs, installation, and inspection work.

  • Determine the best way of making repairs to minimize interruption of production.

  • Advise when immediate shutdown of equipment is necessary to minimize damage or when temporarily continued operation will have no harmful effect.

  • 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.

  • Responsible for performing assigned maintenance work on large and small producing units.

  • Operate power driven mobile equipment and ordinary crane hooking.

  • Certificate of Qualification (Industrial Mechanic/Millwright – 433A) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario is required.

  • Experience in a heavy manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Demonstrated 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.

  • Basic computer experience.

  • Hourly Rate: $44.45/hr. (2% rate improvement in 2025 & 2026)

  • Overtime: weekly overtime opportunities.

  • 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.

  • Annual Tool Allowance: $150/year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.  

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