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Date: Mar 19, 2023

Location: Whitby, Ontario, CA, L1N 5T1

Company: Gerdau

This position is open to domestic candidates only.

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

  • Rate:  $38.34/hour (includes $1.00/hour additive once you have completed Industrial Maintenance Technician Training (IMT) provided by Gerdau during the onboarding process)
  • 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
  • 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

  • Read and interpret blueprints or welding process specifications
  • Layout, cut, and form metal to specification
  • Repair worn parts of metal products by welding on extra layers
  • Fit sub-assemblies and assemblies together for welding
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas metal arc (GMAW), flux-cored arc (FCAW), shielded metal arc (SMAW)
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic flame cutting equipment



  • High school Diploma or GED.
  • The successful applicant will be able to provide:
  • Proof of not less than five years of employment experience as a welder/fitter,
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize the equipment required to successfully complete the applicable Canadian Welding Bureau test, FCAW all position and SMAW all position,
  • Any additional qualification or processes would be an asset


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 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