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Scrap Yard Operator

Date: Sep 12, 2021

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Company: Gerdau

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 building the future and the Gerdau We Are Creating

 

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. 

 

We Offer:

  • 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 
  • 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 

 

You Have:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred, but not required
  • 1-2 years of industrial and customer service experience
  • Knowledge of scrap grading, or the ability to learn
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau 

 

Your Purpose:

You will have a variety of duties that makes this position an important part of the operatios. You will assist in several aspects of daily operational needs such as scrap inspection, ferrous and non-ferrous purchasing, mobile equipment operation, and performing general maintenance duties. You will be expected to safely operate a material handling crane or loader in order to accomplish daily tasks. You will communicate regularly with the scale, supervisor, other coworkers, and customers about the quality of material and shipping requirements.

 

Your Work:

  • Ensure that all incoming scrap is scanned for radiation and that all material that fails the scan is quarantined and the appropriate personnel are notified.
  • Operate the loader and/or the material handler to assist in loading and unloading scrap material, while following the quality standards of Gerdau and the customer.
  • Ensure that all incoming scrap inspected against quality, and environmental standards and appropriate deductions and downgrades are applied. Communicate findings with the scale in a timely manner.  
  • Ensure that all outbound materials meets safety and quality standards.    
  • Detect and report faulty material, environmental hazards, safety, 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. 
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Assist in monthly inventory counts (where applicable)
  • Assist maintenance personnel in the performance of equipment repairs as required or directed.
  • Operate the Baler Operation.
  • Assist in nonferrous processing; including segregation of materials to upgrade products.  For example: Copper, Brass, Aluminum, etc.
  • Assist co-workers in daily operational duties that are essential to the yard in terms of safety, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Stage and remove material for torching with a material handler (where applicable).​​​​​​​


Nearest Major Market: Roanoke