Maintenance Welder/Fabricator - GER04558

About Us

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.

Gerdau Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Job Description

Plan, layout, set up, and perform or direct repairs to a wide variety of worn or damaged machined, fabricated, cast, forged, or welded metal parts, in order to salvage or maintain plan structures, machines, equipment specified by sketches, diagrams, sample parts, or work pieces. Also may develop or build pieces and attachments.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Position, fit, and weld components to assemble structural forms, machinery frames, plant equipment, attachments or accessories, and building parts, according to blueprints or knowledge of structural and metal characteristics.

  2. Select equipment or material, and plan the layout, assembly, and welding or bolting of it.

  3. Clamp, bolt, or track weld parts to secure them in position for fabricating and welding.

  4. Repair plant equipment by dismantling, straightening, and/or reshaping parts, and then reassembling them.

  5. Disconnect and reconnect any electrical hydraulic, pneumatic, and water lines leading to equipment to be repaired.

  6. Lay out, position, align, and fit components together; set-up equipment and weld, braze, or silver solder as required.

  7. Chip or grind out holes, bubbles, or cracks in work pieces.

  8. Develop and fabricate additions or attachments to equipment, jigs, fixtures, worktables, and equipment reinforcements.

  9. Perform work using MIG, TIG, and plasma arc, and use various specialty cutting and welding equipment.

  10. Maintain specified records of work performed, details of repairs, and materials usage.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Operate mobile equipment to lift and transport materials, including loaders, cranes, man-lifts, brick-lift, and forklifts.

  2. Ensure daily preventative maintenance is performed on vehicles and mobile equipment, which may include fueling, cleaning, and checking/adding fluids as needed.

  3. Follow all PPE requirements as well as safety rules and guidelines for all tasks being performed.

  4. Assist in training of coworkers as needed.

  5. Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.

  6. Demonstrate ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision.

  7. Maintain work areas and equipment in clean and orderly condition.

  8. Exhibit engagement in GBS tools and methodology.

  9. Utilize basic computer skills; specifically, SAP experience preferred.

  10. Perform all other duties as assigned.

The Individual

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Understanding of shop mathematics with the use of drawings, specifications, charts, tables, and precision measuring instruments.

  • Intermediate knowledge of fabrication maintenance parts and equipment in an industrial setting.

?AAS in industrial maintenance and maintenance reliability certifications are preferred.

?3-5 years? experience working in an industrial environment in a position containing a routine maintenance component is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing/walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, and push and pull objects.

  • Ability to reach, squat, and tolerate prolonged sitting.

  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.

  • Ability to operate hand controls with both hands and foot pedals with both feet.

  • Ability to perform sustained overhead reaching.

  • Ability to work in extreme ambient temperatures up to 160?F.

  • Ability to work in cramped quarters and at heights.

  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule, including days, nights and weekends.

  • Ability to tolerate working in areas where noise levels can reach 120 decibels.

Salary & Benefits

  • Medical and Prescription

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)

  • 401K

  • Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance

  • Health Advocate Services

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

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 Click Here to Email Your Resum? .


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