Maintenance Technician - Wilton, IA



  • Posted on Jun 20, 2024
  • Wilton, Iowa, United States


Production & Operations

Starting Pay: $34.03 / hr

About Us


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 is the largest recycler in the World. Each year, we transform millions of tons of scrap into steel that is used to build the future.


Job Description


Perform general maintenance and repair operations, to ensure overall plant, equipment, machinery and tools are in good operating condition while working in many of the diversified capacities required by maintenance.




Primary Function:


To inspect, repair, and make welding repairs as necessary, replace, install, adjust, and maintain all mechanical equipment, including hydraulic equipment, in a producing unit or assigned areas.


Welding test for Maintenance Technician I consists of welding 3 samples in the horizontal, flat and vertical positions in a Tee formation. Test pieces will be subject to break/bend test by offsite party.




Working Procedures:


  1. Completes all required regulatory/safety training & will follow all safety rules & requirements including maintaining a clean work area.
  2. Receives instructions covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation, and inspection work to be done
  3. Performs preventative maintenance and inspects mill equipment for defects, such as misalignment, wear insufficient lubrication, hydraulic system, etc. Determines the best way of making repairs to minimize interruption of production.
  4. Effectively and efficiently dismantles, cleans, repairs (welding repairs when necessary), replaces, installs, maintains, assembles hydraulic equipment and lubricates mechanical equipment by the use of predictive technologies in the capabilities of pipefitter, welder, millwright, assembler, installer, etc.
  5. Adjusts equipment for proper operating gears, bearing, and shafts involving the application of press, sliding, and running fits. Operates simple machine tools, such as drill press, pipe-threading machine, power saw, etc.
  6. Babbitts and scrapes bearing as required. Erects scaffolds and performs all rigging as necessary.
  7. Performs all mechanical repairs as required on cranes and mobile equipment
  8. Lays out, installs, maintains, and repairs all types of pipe lines, fittings, fixtures, and pressure systems as required.
  9. Repairs leaks in hydraulic systems. Replaces section of pipe that have sprung leaks. Removes and installs complete operating components, such as cylinders, oil motors, four way valves, check valves, etc. that are kept as spares for assemblies on production units, and makes necessary repairs to same.
  10. Changes, sets up, and adjusts equipment as required by current operation conditions
  11. Utilizes all required computer systems for planning, executing, and reporting
  12. Certification in fork truck, various overhead cranes, man-lifts (scissor lifts) and other mobile equipment as required in maintenance activities.
  13. Utilizes mechanical and electronic diagnostic equipment, computer equipment, , and/or a variety of precision instruments as necessary
  14. Performs general mechanical repairs on mobile equipment, including cranes
  15. Performs other duties and work assignments as required and directed
  16. Works with repair crews as directed and/or required





  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Passing the proficiency tests for the various coursework of the Wilton Maintenance Training Program or
  • Equivalent maintenance work experience in an industrial environment performing the technical requirements and skills developed and sought by the Wilton Maintenance Training Program



Salary & Benefits


  • 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

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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