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 and electronic wiring specification, properties of various materials and principles of operation and application of equipment.
Work involves a wide range of diversified and complex duties, including: installation, modification, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment and controls, requiring much care to effectively diagnose, troubleshoot, and monitor highly automatic microprocessing equipment.
Some familiarity with basic operation systems and software packages used in the P.L.C. systems is required in order to bypass problem circuits and restore operations. More complex programming changes are accomplished by maintenance engineering staff.
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.
Provides technical assistance to maintenance and production personnel as needed. Lay out, install, and maintain a variety of complete electronically-controlled equipment such as rolling mill loop controls and secondary distribution centers; programmable sequences and pulpit control panels; balance loads; wire complex circuits; and work with related diagnostic equipment including: digital volt meter, paper recorder, multi volt meter, oscilloscope, and other electronic tools and equipment.
5+ years experience in troubleshooting electrical and electronic systems.
A completed High School Diploma or GED is required. Two years technical college education is preferred.
This position requires formalized training in electricity, electronics, electrical theory, digital controls, and programming together with the use of schematics, specifications, charts, tables, handbook formulas and all variety of precision measuring instruments and the use of broad training in heavy industrial maintenance.
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.
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