Material Handler Lancaster, SC

Company Name:
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.
We believe our employees are the best in the business. We have high standards and our employees constantly strive to reach even higher levels of success. Gerdau growth is based on our values and on a vision focused on excellence. We see customer satisfaction, the personal and professional growth of each employee, total safety in the workplace, a commitment to our stakeholders, employees, and communities, and profit as a measure of performance.
Position Summary
Perform a limited variety of highly repetitive duties necessary to load secure steel rail spike products into railroad gondola cars, boxcars or truck trailers for shipment to customer location. On occasion, operate forklift to service production lines and to facilitate the transfer of finished product to temporary storage locations or dock loading platform and perform other material handling duties necessary to maintain efficient material transfer, loading or shipping operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Operate forklift or pendant crane to unload incoming steel and machine shop supplies, pallets, empty kegs, and steel banding strips.
2. Check and verify steel heat and bundle numbers, weight and carbon content as indicated on shipping invoice; check off item or
indicate shortages and forward to office personnel for processing.
3. Assist on production line as relief person, as needed.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Thorough knowledge forklift operations and pendant crane equipment.
2. Ability to operate the above machinery in a safe and efficient manner at all times.
3. Ability to work both independently and as a part of team.
4. Must be able to lift and/or move a minimum of 55 pounds on a regular basis
Education and Experience
1. High school diploma or GED equivalent
2. A minimum of 1 or more year(s) experience as a material handler, machine operator or previous rebar fabrication experience.
3. Previous experience in similar role preferred.
4. Preference given to individuals that have been performing such functions on an interim basis and have demonstrated the experience, quality and commitment described above.
5. Must present a dependable attendance history.
6. Must demonstrate a commitment to safety and LEAN initiative (5S) systems.
7. Must demonstrate compliance with Company policy not having received formal corrective action within the last 6 month period.
Physical Demands
Light to Heavy. Must be able to lift 55 lbs to pick up truck bed height on a regular basis. Must be able to stand, sit, grip, pull, stoop, kneel, crouch and walk for extended periods.
Normal Work Schedule
Typically five (5) day work week with work scheduled on weekends and before/after normal business hours as necessary.
Work Environment
Production facility is an outdoor environment. As such, this position includes prolonged work in non-heated or non-air conditioned environments.
Personal Protective Equipment
Safety shoes, hard hats, hearing and eye protection must be worn at all times. Additional personal protective equipment as required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Gerdau offers opportunities for advancement in an ever challenging, high-tech environment. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to grow with a world-class, multinational company. We recognize the contributions of our team members and provide opportunities for advancement.
Gerdau offers excellent benefits that start the FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT!
Medical & Prescription
Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account)
Basic Life/Accidental Life Insurance
Health Advocate Services
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Gerdau is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.
Requisition: 146951

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