Forklift Operator - Logistics



  • Posted on Jul 8, 2024
  • Petersburg, Virginia, United States


Production & Operations

$63000 - $68000 / year which includes $19.72 an hour and after 90 days increases to $21.32, biweekly production bonus, shift premiums, and 312 annual hours of built in overtime.


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams as well as other products.
  • 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 
  • Biweekly Bonus 
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 


Your Qualifications: 

  • Successful completion of entrance exam.
  • Mobile equipment or heavy equipment operation experience. 
  • Flexibility to work a 12-hour rotating schedule with days, nights, and two consecutive weekends a month.
  • Willingness to learn and be self-motivated.


Your Work:

  • Operation of mobile equipment, handling materials safely, and loading appropriate products in designated areas.
  • Complete Gerdau safety training, forklift certification training and electric overhead crane training.
  • Transfer stacked and bundled materials from end of rolling mill finishing operations to stock area:
    • Store materials according to the product, grade, size, and heat number.
    • Rotate warehouse stock materials to make room for new product.
    • Communicate material locations for inventory accuracy.
  • Observe items for conformity regarding product size, type, and length. Looks for visible quality issues and reports issues to the Quality department.
  • Assist in physical inventory counts and daily inventory spot checks.
  • Ensure daily preventative maintenance is performed on vehicles and mobile equipment, which may include fueling, cleaning, and checking/adding fluids as needed.
  • Assist in the training of coworkers as needed.


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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