Job Opportunity: Gerdau – Electrical Maintenance Mechanic- GER01984

LocationJacksonville, FL
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, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, 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.
Job Description
Job Summary: Perform maintenance and repair operations necessary to keep plant, equipment, machinery, and tools in good operating condition; working in the many diversified capacities required in maintenance.
Duties & Responsibilities
Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Work involves a wide range of methods and procedures on a variety of moderately complex work and routine duties, requiring considerable care to adequately and properly dismantle, repair, lubricate, reassemble, or otherwise work on general maintenance in varied capacities at basic level of such occupations as machine repairer, electrician, pipefitter, plumber, millwright, welder, and burner, electronic technicaine. 2. Start, observe, operate, or otherwise activate equipment to detect or verify malfunction or correction of same. 3. Inspect, adjust, clean, or lubricate equipment as preventive maintenance. 4. Tear down, replace, install, and assemble simple equipment, parts, components, and accessories. 5. Assist higher skilled employees on more complicated work and work as part of team on heavy work of large projects. 6. Adjust equipment or systems mechanisms. 7. Operate fork-lifts, Bobcat, manlift, and cranes as needed or required. Additional Responsibilities: 1. Maintain inventory stock and records. 2. Submit work orders as needed. Detect 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 in a clear and orderly fashion. Follow all 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 construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
The Individual
Requires technical knowledge and training generally applicable in the particular field of heavy industrial machine repair or closely related specialized occupation. Ability to work with equipment specifications and precision measuring instruments. Over 2 years up to and including 3 years. Electrical experience/knowledge is strongly preferred.
Salary & Benefits
Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT! Medical and Prescription Dental Vision Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 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

Attention LINCS Participants. Supply Chain Management Job Fair

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FSCJ Advanced Technology Center, Room T140

401 West State Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

• Meet employers with open positions in Supply Chain Management

• Bring your resume and dress for success

• Come prepared to participate in brief interviews and to apply online

• Highlight your earned Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)industry certifications:

Customer Service
Operations Supply Chain
Management Principles
Warehousing Operations
Transportation Operations
Demand Planning
Inventory Management
Supply Management and Procurement
Manufacturing and Service Operations
For questions, please email or (904) 633-8109

6 Tips for a Manufacturing Job Resume

There’s a lot of great resume advice out there, but a lot of it is tailored for your standard office job. Yet over half a million jobs in Illinois (and over 12 million in the U.S. as a whole) are in the manufacturing sector, which makes up about 9 percent of available jobs. That doesn’t include other non-office jobs like construction and transportation. In comparison, business and professional services comprise about 15 percent of the workforce in Illinois (source).

What that means is that there are a lot of jobs available where the typical resume advice might not be all that helpful. Manufacturing employers are often hiring in large numbers; they want to know what you can do and figure it out quickly. Your resume needs to be readable and highlight your qualifications clearly and quickly.

Here are several tips that are helpful for any resume but especially for a manufacturing or labor position.

1. List previous jobs in chronological order starting with the most recent.
A recruiter should be able to take a quick glance at your employment history and get a pretty clear idea about where your experience is. How far back your job history goes is debatable, but a good rule of thumb is that you should include everything recent and relevant. You should include everything within the last five years. If you worked for six months at a movie theater in high school ten years ago, leave it out. If you worked in a factory fifteen years ago for several years that gave you some foundational experience, leave it in. Be prepared to explain any big gaps in employment history.

2. Provide accurate dates.
If you’re not sure when you worked at a particular company, call your previous employer and get the dates right. Your recruiter may call them anyway to verify what your resume says. If the information you provide isn’t accurate, it could indicate that you’re either dishonest or incompetent.

3. Demonstrate where and when you acquired certain skills.
You can list whatever you want in your qualifications list, but your assertions don’t hold much weight unless you can back them up in your employment history or education. Describe very specifically in your history where you learned skills and for how long you practiced them.

4. Use clear, consistent document formatting.
If you’re in manufacturing, putting together a clean document may not be your strength. But submitting a resume with hard-to-read and inconsistent formatting isn’t going to help you. There are many easy-to-use resume templates available online that you can download and customize.

5. Only use a cover letter for highly specialized positions.
You may have heard that you need to submit a cover letter with your resume, but it’s really only necessary for some select jobs. Usually the employer will request it. If you’re not sure whether or not you should include one, call ahead and ask. If you do need to submit one, use it as an opportunity to display your personality and make and argument for why you’re a good fit for the position. It should go beyond what your resume already says.

6. Don’t say, “references available on request.”
This phrase is out of date and an unnecessary waste of space. Either include references or don’t. If you don’t include them, the employer will ask for them if they want them.