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Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Wilton, IA, US, 52778

Company: Gerdau

Have you ever thought about working in the steel industry?  

Are you interested in working for a company that cares about safety, the environment, quality and the employees?  Gerdau is the place for you!


Gerdau in Wilton, IA is looking for a Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic to join our team!


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. 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!


This position starts at $25.31/hour + sign on bonus program!


Job Summary:

Perform various maintenance and repairs to keep mobile equipment, mobile cranes, railcars, locomotive, plant facilities, tools and property in working order.  Work involves a wide variety of skills including knowledge in direct current electrical, alternating current electrical, diesel and gas motors, pneumatic and hydraulics, welding, fabrication, etc.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Work involves duties pertaining primarily to maintenance and repairs to a wide variety of heavy mobile equipment, several different types of mobile cranes and auxiliary scrap handling equipment.
  2. Tear down, replace, repair, assemble, and install standard equipment components and accessories.     
  3. Adjust, clean, lubricate, and service all mobile equipment.
  4. Communicate with mobile equipment operators to determine what components have failed and cause of failure.                             
  5. Troubleshoot mobile equipment component problems using service and maintenance manuals provided with equipment.                                  
  6. Complete daily checklist on equipment operated daily and ensure it is maintained in proper working order.
  7. Maintain records of equipment repairs.
  8. Perform a wide variety of preventive maintenance activities on all mobile equipment.     
  9. Maintain a reasonable supply of critical spare parts to minimize downtime.
  10. Perform work in maintenance crafts as necessary such as burning, welding, fabricating, and machining, and other duties and work assignments as required and directed.
  11. Follow all plant and company safety guidelines in the performance of all job duties and responsibilities.


Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Follow all safety guidelines when performing repairs on plant equipment.
  2. Assist with plant housekeeping efforts and perform other duties and work assignments as required and directed.
  3. When operating mobile equipment and/or overhead cranes, follow all prescribed safety guidelines and perform daily checks to ensure equipment is maintained in proper working order.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Passing required proficiency test
  • Mechanic work experience in an industrial environment performing the technical requirements and skills developed and sought by the Wilton Mill
  • Passing required physicals

Salary & Benefits: 

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 401K
  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • And more!


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 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

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