Car Processor in Schnitzer - Attalla at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 7/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Car Processor reports to the Car Processing Operations Manager or the General Manager. The Car Processor is responsible for the preparation of cars for processing, as well as supporting equipment while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include the operation of car crusher, one or several types of power equipment to assist in the lifting, and moving of materials, trucks or vans, as well as preparation of vehicles to be crushed. The Car Processor should possess knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

This position operates under flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Essential Functions

 Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Perform set-up/break-down of car crusher and support equipment upon arrival/departure to/from crushing location.
  • Preparation of material to be processed, including removal of all fluids, batteries, mercury switches, catalytic convertors and wheels, as necessary. The process may require the operation of pneumatically powered fluid removal equipment, reciprocating saws, hand tools, etc.
  • Operate wheeled loader. Move levers, depress foot pedals, push buttons or turn steering wheel to operate equipment for lifting, crushing, or carrying pre/post crushed material.
  • Routine housekeeping and final clean up of crushing area, to insure safety of personnel and customer satisfaction.
  • Operate machinery to position or move vehicles/loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as other equipment, workers, or moving objects.
  • Examine processed materials for defects, potential hazards and to verify conformance to established specifications.
  • Provide backup or assistance to crew members as needed or assigned.  

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance of crusher, loader and support equipment as necessary; including but not limited to, fueling and greasing of equipment; installation and replacement of, hoses, belts, oils, fluids, and other parts or fixtures as necessary.
  • Test and adjust machine alignment, speeds and actions using hand/power tools and other devices.
  • Complete daily equipment inspections and submit to supervisor and/or maintenance department Daily Equipment Inspection Reports, Driver’s Logs, etc. as required by company policies and procedures, reporting all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair.  

Internal Control Responsibilities

Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better relate to the business.  Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.

Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Car Processing Operations Manager, or the General Manager, and operations production employees. Face-to-face and radio communication required daily.

Job Conditions

This position is regularly exposed to all weather conditions. Physical hazards such as noise, fumes, and dirt are present due to the equipment, machinery, and scrap as would be found throughout the scrap yard. Safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, face shields, and additional personal protective equipment as needed, must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Travel is not required for this position.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Work load may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Extra hours may be required, sometimes on weekends, weekdays, and holidays.

Required Skills

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

Ability to: sit frequently; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; push and pull occasionally when moving materials; crouch or bend at the knees consistently to move or access materials or equipment; stoop or bend at the waist consistently to move materials; reach at arms length and overhead frequently; twist and turn at the neck and trunk continually; climb occasionally when obtaining items; manual dexterity required as Car Processor will handle, grasp, and manipulate materials, tools, and control knobs constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Car Processor will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Required Experience

Qualifications

High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred. Driver’s License, DOT medical card and/or CDL Driver’s License as required

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

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