Job Details

Manufacturing Associate - Melt Shop


Gerdau North America






CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, United States


Production and Operations




This position is open for domestic candidates only.

Competitive starting pay starting at $18.93 hr with an increase to $23.53 hr after 90 days plus weekly bonuses and over time. Generous benefits starting on your first day!

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you like operating heavy mobile equipment? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating .

We Have:

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the auto industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.

  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.

  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology.

You Have:
  • The desire to learn new roles and grow with the company
  • Ability to read, write, and follow instructions
  • Ability to use simple specifications, dials, and gauges to regulate electricity and water flow.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of industrial or manufacturing experience to include operating heavy mobile equipment
  • Flexibility to work a rotating 8 hr schedule
  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged sitting, standing or walking, balance, bend, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in cramped quarters, heights, extreme temperature conditions.

Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for some duties primarily servicing the ladle metallurgy station, the casting machine billet run-out area, ladles, electric arc furnace, and the brick crew operations.

Your Work:
  • Will involve simple routine tasks and physical in nature, requiring some care to safely use heavy tools in digging out ladles, shoveling materials, taking temperatures, and obtaining samples at the Ladle Metalurgical Station (LMS), and when operating the forklift and bobcat.
  • Will assist LMS Operator when making alloy and slag additions, taking temperature, and assisting with lancing heats.
  • Will assist the brick crew with removing refractories from used ladles, tundishes, etc. using heavy pry bars and pneumatic tools, shovel, and dump out brick and slag refuse.
  • Will assist in cleaning furnace and surrounding pit area, ladle car track area, tilt cylinders, casting spray changer, and billet run-out area during downtime using hand tools such as a shovel, picks, crowbar, cutting torch, and broom.
  • Will assist in hooking up, setting and unhooking ladles, materials, etc. in conjunction with the crane.
  • Will assist casting crew with torch cutting scrap billets when necessary.
  • Will assist the operator of the track mobile in switching scrap into the stock house.
  • Will assist furnace crew, ladle crew, and casting crew as necessary, cross-training in other melt shop jobs, and performing other duties and assignments as required and directed.
  • Will inspect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, and/ or improper operation of plant equipment or machinery; refer questionable and unusual matters to proper supervision.
  • Maintain work area and equipment.

Your Benefits:
  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans - Eligible upon 1st day of hire
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6%
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance
  • Bonuses
  • Health Advocate Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Career Path System and Training
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create

Application Process:

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunities 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.

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