Steel Mill Production at the Shredder Department.
Plant Utility (Current Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – March 10, 2016
I have been with Gerdau for just over 4 years now and overall it has been a good company to work for. A typical day for me is to get my equipment fired up in line with the rest of the equipment in order to shred steel. We all work as a team, so communication is a big part of the job to ensure production remains at a maximum. I have learned how to operate many machines including mobile equipment, as well as have a better understanding of how the steel industry works. Management is pretty relaxed for the most part and get along well with the employees which helps maintain good morale. Most of the coworkers get along with each other mainly because we have to in order for things to operate smoothly. The hardest part of the job is keeping all of the equipment operational. Since a lot of the equipment is from the 60's and 70's, we often run into issues. The most enjoyable part of my job is learning new things and how to operate new machines. There is a lot you can learn!
Paid breaks, available OT, very adiment about safety.
Cannot leave for breaks.