Forklift And Saw Operator



  • Posted on Jun 18 2024
  • Petersburg, Virginia, United States


Production & Operations

Do you have a working knowledge of manufacturing tools and procedures? Are you detail-oriented with the ability to organize and prioritize? Do you want to assess and solve problems? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating.


$63000 - $68000 / year which includes biweekly hourly pay, production bonus, shift premium, and 312 hours of annual scheduled overtime. 


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 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. 


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
  • Parental Leave
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 


You Have: 

  • Successful completion of entrance exam at Gerdau will be required.
  • 1-3 years of industrial production experience required. 
  • Forklift and/or crane experience.   


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs, climb ladders, reach, squat, tolerate prolonged standing or walking, balance, bend from trunk, operate mobile equipment, crawl, kneel, push, and pull objects.
  • Ability to frequently lift objects up to 15 lbs. and dunnage up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently mount and dismount forklifts and cranes.
  • Have passed “applicable fit for duty” exam.


Your Purpose:

Facilitate all off-line processes that are required to fill special orders for customers by cutting product to unique customer specifications or modifying existing inventory by cutting finished product to meet shipment needs. Assist in a variety of functions related to the Quality Department, and specific to the offline process, which includes the filling of all special orders and product reclamation.


Your Work:

  • Execute all off-line processes that are required to fill all special orders for customers.
  • Operate automated radial band saw and conveyor system.
  • Band, package, and/or palletize finished product as necessary to prepare for final shipment.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. This position may be required to help and fill for other Quality positions and job duties. 
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance and inspections on assigned equipment.
  • Assist in training of coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals.
  • Operate mobile equipment and overhead cranes to transfer product or materials while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Execute general 5S activities in the work area.


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.. 


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada 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


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