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Scrap Yard Operator

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Lynchburg, VA, US

Company: Gerdau

Scrap Yard Operator

Do you love to work outdoors and drive large equipment? Are you detail-oriented and knowledgeable about mobile equipment? Do you want to work in a rugged and exciting environment? Join us in our cultural and digital transformation to build the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating

Starting pay is $20.03 an hour plus great benefits!


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automotive industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 


You Have: 

  • High school diploma or GED preferred but not necessary
  • 2 years of mobile equipment experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to work Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm and some Saturdays


Your Purpose:

You will operate a mobile crane, magnet crane, mobile shear, and stationary shear to process scrap materials, load/unload scrap from trucks or railcars, and move scrap from one area to another.


Your Work:

  • Inspect mobile shear, magnet crane, and stationary shear daily and documents on checklists to ensure equipment is maintained and in proper working order.        
  • Perform preventive maintenance such as lubrication, greasing, fueling, and keeping cab clean.         
  • Inspect for proper scrap grade and safety and environmental concerns such as tanks, cylinders, etc. while shearing.
  • Shear unprepared material into prepared state identifying size, thickness, and physical dimensions.
  • Use magnet crane to load/unload scrap from customer vehicles into appropriate piles or railcars in order to process for shipping.
  • Use mobile equipment to lift and move scrap from one area of the yard to another.


Your Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonuses 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 



Nearest Major Market: Lynchburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia