Maintenance Mechanic - Lancaster, Sc



  • Posted on Jun 20, 2024
  • Lancaster, South Carolina, United States


Production & Operations

Maintenance Mechanic - Lancaster, SC

Are you looking for a new career that offers challenges and the opportunity to learn new skills and promotions? Do you like performing a wide range and variety of maintenance and repair operations, troubleshooting mechanical issues, and working with your hands?  Join Gerdau as we build the future!


Competitive pay $75000 - $90000 / year. Benefits start immediately.


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% 
  • Bonuses
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • 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 


Your Qualifications: 

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Basic math skills
  • 1-3 years of industrial maintenance experience required
  • Flexibility to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Ability to work from 6pm to 6am. Monday thru Friday and an occasional Saturday
  • Desire to learn


Your Purpose:

You will be performing a variety of maintenance and repair tasks necessary to keep the plant property, equipment, machinery and tools in good operating condition; diagnose problems and work in many varied and diversified capacities required in general maintenance, overhaul, and repair of plant equipment, processes, and facilities.  Requires a general knowledge of electronics and electrical systems to include basic electrical repairs as needed or directed.  Plan and schedule plant and equipment maintenance activities to minimize disruption to plant production and material handling activities with some supervision and direction provided by the Plant Manager.  Major mechanical repairs, installation, and/or electrical repairs may require outside vendors or assistance from a Master Maintenance Mechanic.

Required Skills: Welding, Fabricating, Industrial Electrical & Maintenance



Your Work:

  • Work involves diversified duties, highly variable, requiring considerable care and judgment to effectively and efficiently diagnose, dismantle, repair, lubricate, reassemble, or otherwise perform general maintenance activities to include pipefitter, welder, Fabricating millwright, assembler, carpenter, plumber, and installer skills and abilities.  Work will include electrical repair and wiring.
  • Implement and maintain the division’s preventive maintenance program with input from plant manager and manufacturer’s recommendations.  Train and instruct employees on preventive maintenance activities and procedures.  Inspect, adjust, clean, and/or lubricate equipment as normal part of preventive maintenance program.
  • Maintain and control plant inventory levels for maintenance parts and supplies.  Order parts and supplies in accordance with supervisor approval.
  • Train lesser-skilled maintenance personnel on proper work methods and safety procedures when assisting with maintenance activities.
  • Maintain plant equipment and maintenance records to meet Gerdau and OSHA’s safety and quality compliance standards.
  • Diagnose causes of malfunctions by sight, sound, or actions of plant equipment, machinery or processes and determine corrective action to include seeking vendor assistance.
  • Tear down, replace, repair, install, and assemble equipment, parts, components, and accessories.  Develop and fabricate accessory fixtures or guards for machines and equipment.  Adjust machine mechanisms such as feed, speed, power input or output.
  • Direct and/or coordinate production employees involved in maintenance repairs.
  • Machining (turning, milling, grinding, drilling) parts for use in maintenance and production.
  • Work requires basic computer operator skills
  • Other duties as assigned

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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