Technician (Former Employee), Vidor, TX – November 22, 2013
Pros: excellent work schedule. decent salary and lots of overtime. five minutes from house
Cons: in house union, making it hard get promoted. promotions made by seniority
This was the job i was going to retire from. I loved what i did. I was a tech for the company. I was in charge of slide gates at the bottom of furnace ladles that controlled the outflow of liquid steel. My job was to monitor controls and prevent malfunctions. Also do any maintenance or rebuilding of addles, slide gates, and tundishes.
Due to the instability – more... of the economy at the time, unfortunately they had to shut down the mill and go back to Brazil where their company was based out of. – less
The company has great employies and pay well with bonuses but with new changes they are implimenting they make them globaly and do not take individual
millwirght (Former Employee), Petersburg, VA – October 26, 2013
Pros: gerdau has good bonuse prog, paid lunches, fair benifits
Cons: you never know when you will get off, make global changes at drop of a hat, always on call, lack of man power
we would have line out and safety contact for the day and based on production and work needing addressing we would plan our day. we never new when one part of the mill would be running at one time. The melt shop could turn around at any time or the mill could change over at any time. We then would split into crews or as one group depending on what needed – more... to be done. We never new when we would get off if a crane was down you don't leave and always on call seven days a week I would average 3,000 3,300 hours a year – less
Operator (Current Employee), Beaumont, TX – September 15, 2013
Pros: i like the shift i work
Cons: hot and dirty
A typical day a work is to start out with a safe topic and to know what is expected of me.I have learned new machinery,My manageme nt respect and are always beside me.My coworkers are easy to get along with the hardest part of my job can very physical but its ok cause i need the exercise any way.I enjoy when the day is over that I have produced my goals – more... for my employer – less
Responsible for repairing and maintaining the reliability of a variety of machine in the steel making process. Examples are the following but not limited too: 110 ton 250v DC Overhead crane, 45 MVA Transformer, 13,800 Volt Switch gear, Static Var and Capacitor banks, Complex Hydraulic systems, SLC 505 processors / limited in control logics, Carbon & – more... Oxygen injection system, Evacuation System, and Equipment cooling system. Other responsibilities are ordering parts and maintaining equipment records, and while continuing to make improvements to the equipment to improve overall dependability. – less
Various (Former Employee), Knoxville – May 17, 2013
This company is good but the Knoxville Mill leadership is terrible. Lots of secrets and down talking to employees. They try to portray a great working environment but leadership will be the one that stops you from doing anything to achieve your goals.
Disciplined company with clear standards and goals defined
Reliability Engineer III (Current Employee), Petersburg, VA – April 19, 2013
Pros: provided many opportunities to receive training on components of rcm.
• Leadership o Currently direct two Planners and one Reliability Technician o Worked as a shift manager for operations for one year to obtain frontline supervisory experience and to also develop improvement projects pertaining to methods to produce specialty products. • RCM o Key stakeholder in developing standard process flow for Routine Equipment – more... Care program, where the operators clean and perform basic inspections on equipments using their five senses. o Audited daily round inspections and reduced the amount by 80% and converted them to less frequent PM’s. o Developed routine routes for: Vibration measurements on major rotating equipment such as the Combustion Air Fan Bearings, Main Mill Motor Bearings, Gearbox Bearings, and Exhaust Air Fan Bearings. Thermography on pumps, motors, and hydraulic systems. This particular mill uses the most hydraulic systems in North America and therefore is critical to capture potential failures. Checking gas and air leaks using ultrasonic technologies. Using ultrasound meter to pump grease into bearings in some areas of the plant Taking oil samples via bottles and inline particle count from major gearboxes, motor bearing oil, and hydraulic systems. Received certification from ICML as MLAII to perform oil analysis and develop Work Orders to counter any anomalies. o Key stakeholder in developing and initiating standard swim lane process flow for Work Orders and responsible for ensuring that the Maintenance Facilitators, Production Facilitators and Planners do not deviate from that standard. o Developed and improved quality of PM’s during the CMMS transition from D7i (EAM) to SAP Directed and ensured Rolling Mill Planners input all PM’s based on standardized format. Provided technical support for PM’s, such as providing information on volume of grease for each bearing, establishing frequencies for oil changes, setting the correct torque on fasteners, checking the clearances of wear liners and filter change frequencies with correct Beta Ratio filter element. • Failure Analysis o Led Failure Analysis meetings with Operations and Maintenance on getting to the root cause of failures that caused maintenance delays over 60 minutes. o Ensured that Maintenance Facilitators followed the Failure Analysis standards and the information was into PRG (Portal of Routine, pre-formatted database) within 24 hours of the failure. Failure Description Observation (What and Who) Cause Analysis (Asking up to five why’s and developing fish bone diagram which should include variables such as equipment, measurement, personnel, and environment. Action Plan (Who and When) Evaluation (FA automatically gets sent to Reliability or a Maintenance Sponsor to check if the action plan was actually completed as described.) Led Maintenance FA Check meetings to provide support if any of the action plans were behind. – less
QA Floor Supervisor For Checking All Different Types of Steel Defects...
QA Floor Supervisor Tech (Former Employee), Joliet, IL – April 16, 2013
Gerdau Ameristeel Joliet ILL, 60435 QA Floor Supervisor Tech. 12/16/2004 to 01/12/2009 * Inventory Count on Steel Billets and Warehouse & Finished Goods Counts with RF Scanners. * In House Calls from Higher Management for Input/Corrections of Customer Orders. * Trained workers in work procedures. * Recommended measures to improve production methods, * – more... equipment performance and quality of product procedures. * Interpreted company policies to workers and enforced safety regulations. * Established and adjusted work procedures to meet production schedules, using knowledge of capacities of machines and equipment. * Recommended measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product that comes In & Out. Interpreted company policies to workers and enforced safety regulations. * Check Chemistry Of Steel to meet Qualifications for customer orders. * Grind Steel Billets to check different kinds of graded steel 1018-1045-1065-1080FG, And Aircraft Quality...etc * Computer Skills Experience: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel... etc * Check for Any Defects on the HOT Bed Walkway of finished Steel/Goods. * Magnaflux Machine Sample Testing for Defects on Finished Samples.. * Tensile Machine Testing For Strength & Measurements Of Finished Goods.. * Computer Data Entry & Customer Paper Order Changes, Tag Reprints Etc.. * Inspections On Customer Returned Bundles in Warehouse For Visual Defects on Orders with Union Crew Members.. * Steel Sample Size Checking with Digital Gages & Micrometers for Tolerance Requirements of Customer Orders. – less
Professionally organized, able to meet tight company deadlines. Strict work enviroment while keeping a cheerfully professional attitude.
Crane Operator (Former Employee), Muskogee, OK – April 11, 2013
Pros: free saftey lunches, monthly saftey bonuses
Cons: poor future scheduling for work hours and days
Company is good to work for with wonderful benefits and also room for advancements when goals are met. Safety regulations always met through a series of safety meetings weekly. Able to keep a professional work enviroment and keep things between workers on time.