Automation/Electronic Technician - GER04330

Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation Charlotte, NC
About Us

Gerdau is the leading company in the production of long steel in the Americas and one of the major suppliers of specialty long steel in the world. With more than 45,000 employees, Gerdau has an installed capacity of more than 25 million metric tons of steel and it is the largest recycler in Latin America, and around the world, it transforms millions of metric tons of scrap into steel every year.

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 Special Steel North America is an engineered bar producer headquartered in Jackson, Michigan with world-class steel manufacturing mills in Jackson, Michigan, Monroe Michigan, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, and metal processing facilities in Huntington, Indiana, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan, Canton, Ohio, and North Vernon, Indiana.

With engineered steel bar producing capabilities in North America, Europe, Brazil, and soon to be India, the Gerdau Special Steel group is the largest supplier of SBQ engineered steel bars to the global automotive and heavy truck industries.

Job Description

$30.27 - 35.75 to start

The ideal candidate will plan, lay out, and perform all operations required to install, troubleshoot, repair, construct, modify, calibrate, test, service, and program highly complex closed loop and digital electronic equipment in support of steel production, operation and related plant facilities. Work involves a thorough knowledge of electrical wiring specification, properties of various materials, and principles of operation and application of equipment.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Work involves a wide range of diversified and complex duties including installation and modification and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and controls requiring much care to effectively diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor highly automatic microprocessing equipment.

* Have a strong understanding of operating systems and software packages used in PLC systems as required in order to bypass problem circuits and restore operations.

* Checks and calibrates plant instrumentation; routinely checks rolling mill, reheat furnace, and melt shop electronic systems; plans and assists engineers with program changes in plant programmable logic controls.

* Works closely with engineers and maintenance supervisors in planning systematic maintenance of electronic systems and instrumentation.

* Works closely with engineers and maintenance and production personnel as needed.

* Lay out, install, and maintain a variety of complex electronically-controlled equipment such as rolling mill loop controls and secondary distribution centers; programmable sequences and pulpit controls panels; balances loads; wire complex circuits; and work with related diagnostic equipment including; digital volt meter, chart recorder, Digital Multi-Meter, oscilloscope, and other electronic tools and equipment.

* Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical and electronic controls and systems requires a thorough working knowledge and understanding of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fluidic, and electrical systems and components and how they operate.

* Have a basic understanding of computer networks and a theoretical understanding of PC environments.

* Perform on-line / off-line programming in a wide variety of PLC and other processor based systems.

The Individual

* High School Diploma or GED required. Advanced education, preferred.

* 3+ years of relevant experience. Strong prefer troubleshooting PLC and other processor based systems within an industrial environment.

* Capable of working within various weather elements.

* Able to work a rotating schedule.

* Strong experience using Allen Bradley or Siemens related products.

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

Application Process

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. All external applicants must be legally eligible to immediately work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship

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