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Scrap Yard Supervisor

Date Posted: Jul 20, 2019

Location: Oshawa, ON, CA

Company: Gerdau


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.


Job Summary:


Oversee the activities of the Recycling yard personnel and coordinate multiple tasks for the purpose of collecting & sorting scrap into various grades, and coordinating with Sales & Purchasing the transfer of sorted material to customers (internal & external).  The basic function of this position is to ensure that operating personnel perform their duties in order to fulfill the requirements of their job duties pertaining to the Recycling yard operations in a safe and timely manner. 


Nature and Scope:


This position reports to the Division Manager, and is responsible for overseeing the activities of movement of scrap through out the operation, as well as training, testing and auditing of the Recycling Yard Operators.  The Supervisor will assist in the development of standard operating procedures used by Recycling personnel to fulfill their position duties.  The majority of the standards developed will be safely moving traffic and products throughout the Yard.  The Recycling Yard Supervisor will work with a variety of outside sources and must be able to interact with other Recycling Yard location personnel, Regional Managers, Customers and Scrap Suppliers. The incumbent should have a working knowledge of scrap and metal grades and must know the different types of steel scrap that is charged into the furnace and the quality requirements in order to make quality finished products. The Recycling Supervisor will be responsible to ensure the proper recording of weight of incoming scrap and outgoing finished product to ensure proper acknowledgement of receivables as well as shipments for proper payment.


Principal Accountabilities:


  1. Supervise scrap yard personnel for the proper placement of scrap cars and trucks within the Yard safely.


  1. Responsible for the organization of incoming and outgoing scrap.


  1. Responsible for the diagnosis and subsequent solution of equipment breakdown problems.


  1. Responsible for proper operation and utilization of equipment to prevent damage and minimize repair.


  1. Responsible for initiating, writing, training and auditing personnel on procedures for the Scrap Yard.


  1. Responsible for the scheduling of personnel, work hours reported by the people, and documentation of any oral or written disciplinary action required.


  1. Coordinates with Traffic, and Sales & Purchasing Department to coordinate the timely loading/unloading trucks.  In addition, duties may include scheduling overtime to work additional hours to unload customers with scrap. 


  1. Responsible for working with the scrap inspector for the proper inspection of incoming scrap by  truck. The final decision of either accepting or rejecting incoming scrap will be made.


  1. Responsible for leading team activities to accomplish improvement goals including facilitating crew meetings.


  1. Responsible for Departmental housekeeping.


  1. Fill in Yard Opaertor personnel in case of in emergencies.


  1. Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.


The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental regulations.  Employees must also report any situation which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to their immediate supervisor. 



The Individual:


  • University Degree plus 2-3 years related work experience or 5-7 years experience in the Scrap Metal industry
  • Excellent communication skills are a necessity to interface with customers, scrap suppliers and personnel.
  • Working knowledge of scrap and metal grades and must know the different types of steel scrap


Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity for all and the importance of each employee and applicant as an individual.  It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or other legally protected status.  All external applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country of hire without current or future sponsorship.


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