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Scrap Yard Inspector

Date: Jun 6, 2022

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US, 24501

Company: Gerdau

Job Summary:


Receive, inspect, and process incoming scrap and raw materials, make decisions as to scrap status, and direct suppliers of raw material to properly identified Unloading locations in either the blend or scrap yard.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Receive suppliers of raw material both by truck and rail.
  2. Verify supplier’s contents by visually inspecting load against weight ticket obtained from the supplier from the ground and the inspection platform.
  3. Apply knowledge of the different types of scrap in order to reclassify scrap loads as needed.
  4. Identify any environmental or safety issues (e.g., gas tanks, enclosed cylinders, batteries, stored energy sources in the load, etc.) and ensure proper disposal.
  5. Identify any quality-related issues with non-scrap material received (e.g., density, excessive extraneous weight – dirt or water, etc.) and makes appropriate adjustments.
  6. Use portable scanner to process the supplier’s load, entering the contents of the load into the SAP computer system being careful to insure the data is accurately entered into the system for inventory control purposes.
  7. Direct supplier to proper unloading location following piling assignment procedures, while being mindful of traffic flow.
  8. Communicate and direct in-feed and/or auxiliary crane operator as to where content is to be unloaded following proper piling assignment procedures.
  9. Inspect and address environmental, quality and/or safety concerns when called to unloading area.
  10. Check small vehicle loads with hand held Radiation Detector per company guidelines.
  11. Identify unshreddable material and either segregates the material from the rest of the load, or send entire load back to the scale house for further evaluation.
  12. Operate a variety of mobile equipment in the performance of these and other duties.


Additional Responsibilities:


  1. Follow all established Gerdau Scrap and Blend Yard routine procedures.
  2. Follow 5S and REC procedures.
  3. Assist with plant housekeeping efforts and perform other duties and work assignments as required and directed.
  4. When operating mobile equipment and/or overhead cranes, follow all prescribed safety guidelines and perform daily checks to ensure equipment is maintained in proper working order.
  5. Follow all Gerdau radiation detection guidelines.
  6. Follow all plant and company safety guidelines when performing of all job duties and responsibilities.


Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, and/or improper operation of plant equipment or machinery; refer questionable and unusual matters to proper supervision.  Maintain work area and equipment in a clear and orderly fashion.  Follow all safety regulations and practices.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia