Rebar Fabricator II

Company Name:
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 a 2nd Shift - Rebar Fabricator II for its facility in
Kings George, VA

Job Summary:
Perform a variety of simple to moderately complex material handling and machine operator duties, as assigned to service and perform shearing, bending, receiving, shipping, warehousing and plant preventive and routine maintenance activities. Work involves a wide variety of simple and routine to moderately complex duties, frequently working with others and receiving close direction from equipment operators and supervisors to provide prompt attention and assistance as required by shop operations and to perform simple or routine bending, shearing, and loading operations.

Work involves somewhat repetitive and routine duties to service and assist bending, shearing and loading personnel and to perform simple to moderately complex shearing and bending machine set-up and operation. Requires care and constant attention to shop activities to avoid injury to self or others and to provide prompt assistance and service as needed or directed.
Perform simple to moderately complex shearing, bending and loading operations and/or work closely with rebar bending machine operators, shear operators and crane operators to assist them in the performance of duties as instructed. Participate in on-the-job training opportunities to learn moderately complex to complex shearing, bending, crane operation and loading operations.
When not operating equipment or as assigned, assist rebar benders to place, separate, lift and position metal bars for bending operations. Reposition work-pieces for initial and subsequent bends; locate and place dunnage for floor storage, transfer bundled bars to temporary staging area, tie and bundle finished bent bars for loading operations.
When not operating equipment or as assigned, assist shear operators in clearing sheared materials from storage racks or to supply stock length rebar for cutting operations. Receive and position steel bundles on stock shear racks. Break open bundles; shake out steel bars and stage on feed table for shearing operation. Provide shear operator with proper number and size steel bars for cutting operation. Signal crane operator to group and remove unused steel bars, affix ties and identification tags.
Actively participate in on-the-job training program for shear and bending machine, preventive maintenance and simple or routing maintenance repairs. Set-up and perform simple to moderately complex bending and shearing operations as required or directed.
Operate hand-held, pendant controlled overhead crane and forklift to perform material handling duties necessary to supply shear line, empty shear pockets, supply bender operators with cut steel, and to load customer trailers as required or directed.

Additional Duties:
Perform other duties and work assignments as required and directed.
Wire up tags, and perform other similar or related duties, as assigned in accordance with workload priorities.

Detect and report faulty material, improper operations and unusual conditions to proper supervision. Maintain equipment and supplies in a clean and orderly condition, e.g. enhance or sustain 5S. Follow prescribed safety regulations and practices.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to apply constant mental and visual attention on repetitive short cycle operations which will require continuous alertness to ensure the proper positioning of bars to be bent.
Ability to plan, set up and perform a wide variety of bending operations on diversified bar types of sometimes a complex nature requiring sound judgment to plan, perform, and make decisions as to the sequence of set-ups, operations and processes.
Ability to communicate effectively with employees, supervisors and customers.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
1 to 3 years, grade level and compensation grade will be based on experience level
Physical Demands
Physical effort consists of frequently grouping, lifting, positioning, removing, or bundling pieces of light through average weight.
Normal Work Schedule
Typically, 8 hours per day - Monday through Friday. Overtime may be scheduled required as needed.
Work Environment
Must be able to work in both warm and cool climates, with exposure to noise, mill scale and dust; but with none present to the point of being disagreeable. Position will require exposure to heat, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration and industrial manufacturing noise.
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE includes, but is not limited to, steel-toed safety shoes, hard hat, gloves, face shields ,hi-viz vest, ear plugs safety glasses, standard uniforms, etc. as required when in production areas.

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.
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