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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.
We believe our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. We see customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit as a measure of performance.

Gerdau is currently seeking Operators for its Petersburg, VA facility.

These entry level positions will include working with other laborers but have individual responsibilities to assist with the various tasks associated with the steel making process. Included among the tasks are some or all of the following duties associated with plant equipment: forklift operation, crane operation, machine operation, inspections, cleaning/general housekeeping, operating various hand tools and equipment, using basic computer skills to operate a touch screen and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:
High School Diploma/GED
Must pass WorkKeys Assessment
Ability to work a 12 hour rotating shift schedule, which includes days, nights and weekends and overtime on short notice.
Experience which includes any of the following: forklift experience, previous machine operating/production experience, heavy equipment experience and/or crane operation experience.
Must be comfortable working OUTSIDE in a heavy industrial and physically demanding environment. This includes working in extreme temperatures and potentially dusty and/or wet climate.
Ability to lift 35 lbs. or more for a period of time
Must have demonstrated commitment to safety in previous work experiences
Must have excellent attendance and professional work records
Ability to communicate in English with fellow employees (some positions require understanding technical work instructions or job aids)
Experience with a computer preferred
Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug test and criminal background check

NOTE: Applicants who have a minimum of two years of verifiable work history and at least one year of industrial/manufacturing/mechanical experience will be given preference.

Gerdau offers opportunities for advancement in an ever challenging, high-tech environment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to grow with a world-class, multinational company. We recognize the contributions of our team members and provide opportunities for advancement.

Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT!
Medical and Prescription
Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program

Gerdau is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to diversifying its workforce. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.

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