Job Details

Caster Operator


Gerdau North America






PETERSBURG, Virginia, United States


Production and Operations




This position is open to domestic candidates only.

Caster Operator

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 analyzing and solving problems? Join us as we build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating .

Competitive pay with a 90-day review and increase plus shift differential and monthly bonuses from 12% to 25% of earned income.

We Have:
  • A strong global presence with 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 automotive 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.

We Offer:
  • 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

You Have:
  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred but not required.
  • Must pass entrance exam.
  • 1-3 years industrial/manufacturing experience.

  • Flexibility to work a 12hr rotating shift, days, nights and two weekends a month. (Dupont Schedule) WIth this schedule you only work 16 days a month and have time for work life balance!
  • General math skills, advanced problem solving, analytical skills, use charts, schedules, computer and touch screens in addition to follow instructions.
  • Ability to use adjustable controls in regulating the continuous process through interpretation of measuring instruments and gauges.
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-directed team with limited supervision.
  • People leadership skills and ability to lead by example

Your Purpose:

You will be responsible for monitoring computer screens and panels in the pulpit to operate the Steel Pourer equipment and monitoring the flow of the liquid steel from the ladle to the tundish. You will also maintain the area and stock consumables.

Your Work:
  • Make "piggybacks" to swap empty ladles with full ladles during the continuous casting process.
  • Assist Caster Operators and maintenance on down days, start-up and shut down of casting sequences.
  • Periodically use oxygen lances to open ladles and clean the tundish.
  • Perform routine daily maintenance/inspection of torches, lances and other equipment.
  • Set up tundishes and other equipment for future casting sequences.
  • Complete pre-start-up check sheets to assure the equipment is ready for operation.
  • Stock consumables and maintain tools in the area according to 5S principles.
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance, record and inspections on vehicles/mobile equipment to include fueling, cleaning, checking and adding fluid as needed.
  • Operate mobile equipment and overhead cranes using handheld controls to transfer product/material.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through to-way radio and hand signals.

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.

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