Quality Lab Technician



  • Posted on Jun 11, 2024
  • Petersburg, Virginia, United States


Production & Operations

pay, shift differential, biweekly bonuses. Benefits start on your first day!


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with steel 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 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create


You Have:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • A minimum of two years of quality lab testing experience in an industrial environment.
  • Experience with MS Office and SAP preferred
  • Experience with sensitive manufacturing technical testing instruments.
  • Strong mental math abilities
  • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift, days, nights, and two weekends a month. 


Your Purpose:

You will provide daily analysis and reporting of product quality data and lab results and provide valuable information with regards to the manufacturing quality of Gerdau's steel. You will conduct product testing and inspections for chemical analysis and mechanical testing and report defects or off-specification results and report findings to the management team.


Your Work:

  •   Maintain test equipment to ensure continual operation.
  •   Review test results to report on Certified Test Report.
  •   Prepare samples in ovens for testing and trials.
  •   Observe and follow all general and departmental safety rules and regulations.
  •   Maintain spill prevention, containment, response, and clean up or assist in clean up.
  •   Utilization of Expense Management Matrix and the Gerdau Business System concepts.
  •   Maintain equipment, housekeeping, and apply the 5S methodology in the 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 recruiting@gerdau.com

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