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Scrapyard Yard Operator- South Boston 1

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: South Boston, 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 $17.40 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:

 

  • 1-2 years of industrial and customer service experience
  • Desire to enhance skills and knowledge to develop as a Gerdau employee
  • Promote and practice the core values of Gerdau 
  • High School Education preferred, but not required
  • Ability to work Monday -Friday, 7am to 4pm

 

Your Purpose:

You will have a variety of duties and should possess a broad skill set that makes this position an important part of operational needs. It requires knowledge of scrap grading, or the ability to learn. 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:

  • Follow all established Gerdau Safety, Environmental, and Routine procedures specific to the yard.
  • Work involves a variety of tasks, simple through moderately complex in nature, requiring some care to ensure correct procedures are being followed.
  • 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.  
  • Inspect and verify scrap for grade and quality. Identify deductions and downgrades.
  • Ensure that all outbound materials meets safety and quality standards.    
  • Perform and document daily Routine Equipment Care (REC).
  • 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).
  • Problem solving input and contributions as required.

 

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: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia