Job Details

Electronic Technician


Gerdau North America






Monroe, Michigan, United States


Production and Operations




This position is open for domestic candidates only.

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.

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.

Your purpose:

The Controls Technician I provides technical support for assigned department regarding troubleshooting using PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers), HMI's (Human Machine-Interface) and related systems. The Controls Technician I provides troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical and automation related systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, drives, motors, wiring and field instrumentation.

What you will do:

  • Analyze job requests received for priority, material requirements and scope of project.
  • Installation, modification, monitoring, troubleshooting and repair of automated industrial equipment.
  • Perform verification and troubleshooting of equipment using common diagnostic tools.
  • Work with maintenance electrical/mechanical personnel in the process of installing, upgrading and maintaining equipment.
  • Have a basic knowledge and understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluidic, and electrical systems and components and how they operate.
  • Maintain, install and update computer systems associated with the automation network and its related components.
  • Able to understand and create electrical drawings.
  • Respond to equipment breakdowns that affect production and/or quality of end product.
  • Use CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to create purchase orders and accomplish PM and work order procedures.
  • All other tasks assigned by management.
  • Responsible for following all safety policies including the Cardinal Safety Rules.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • What you must have:

    • Must have GED or High school Diploma
    • Experience in an industrial/manufacturing environment
    • Experience programmable logic controls preferred
    • Basic knowledge of hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic and electrical.
    • Computer literacy
    • Pass a written test
    • Ability to work a rotation schedule

    What Gerdau offers you:

    • Competitive compensation
    • Medical and Prescription
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
    • Matching 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 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