Pros: great benefits, high wages, frewquent overtime
Cons: high noise, high heat, dirty work and hazardous materials
Gerdau Ameristeel is not for the faint of heart. This is a steel melting operation, and the product is at over 20,000°F when during each pour (called a "tap"). Steel smelting is among the top five most hazardous job fields in the United States, and Gerdau does a credible job of ensuring the safety of employees. If you are willing to put in the sweat, lift the loads, and continue showing up, they will reward you with steady work, frequent overtime, and excellent wages and benefits.