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Metals Recycling Non Ferrous Warehouse Worker and Forklift - Winnipeg

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: North Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2J 0S7

Company: Gerdau

Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year. 


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. Through a vertically integrated network of mini-mills, scrap recycling facilities and downstream operations, the company serves customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, offering a diverse and balanced product mix of merchant steel, rebar, structural shapes, fabricated steel, flat rolled steel and wire rod.


Non-Ferrous Warehouse Worker and Forklift


Job Summary:

The incumbent will have a variety of duties that makes this position an important part of operational needs. The incumbent requires knowledge of scrap grading, or have the ability to learn. The incumbent will assist in several aspects of daily operational needs such as  non-ferrous material purchasing, sorting material and processing by grade, customer service and performing general maintenance duties. The incumbent will be expected to safely operate a forklift in order to accomplish daily tasks. They must communicate regularly with the scale, supervisor, other coworkers, and customers about the quality of material and shipping requirements.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work involves a variety of tasks in the Non Ferrous Warehouse requiring correct procedures are being followed.
  • Nonferrous processing; including segregation of materials to upgrade products.  For example: Copper, Brass, Aluminum, etc.
  • Operate the forklift while following the quality standards of Gerdau and the customer.
  • Ensure that all outbound materials meets safety and quality standards.    
  • Perform and document daily Routine Equipment Care (REC).
  • Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, safety, and/or improper operation of plant equipment or machinery. 
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clear and orderly fashion. 
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau.
  • Participation in daily safety routine.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist in monthly inventory counts (where applicable)
  • Assist maintenance personnel in the performance of equipment repairs as required or directed.
  • Assist co-workers in daily operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Problem solving input and contributions as required.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Related experience preferred
  • Desire to enhance skills and knowledge to develop as a Gerdau employee
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau 
  • High School Education preferred but not required.


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.