Facilities and Operations Intern in Schnitzer - Birmingham at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Schnitzer Steel is an exciting place to be as a global leader in the thriving metals recycling industry. We are looking for self-motivated individuals to join our team. Our fast-paced environment features challenging and rewarding work, strong teamwork, and a commitment to providing quality products and excellent customer service. At the same time, as a growing Fortune 1000 company that has been in business for over a century, we can offer a culture that rewards performance and a strong, corporate structure with job stability. In fact, Schnitzer Steel has experienced employees who have been with us for over 30 years working side-by-side with recent hires who constantly bring new ideas and energy into the company. 

Facilities and Operations (F&O) Intern will engage and learn how to weigh and grade incoming scrap loads, operating in-bound and out-bound scales, directing customers to the appropriate areas for unloading, facilitating payment for in-bound material while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. The F&O Intern will work with F&O Manager/Transportation Manager/Dispatcher to learn the pricing of materials with production crews and customers. The F&O -Intern will learn the foundation of metals identification and grading according to ISRI specifications, as well as the delivery of exceptional customer service.

This F&O Intern position will operate within well-defined parameters under the guidance of the assigned General Manager. The primary goal of the internship is to gain operational knowledge and processes involved with scrap volume and production flow and gain first-hand knowledge of the industry’s contribution to the environment.  The F&O-Intern will perform in a safe, effective and efficient manner.

Required Skills

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED Certification required
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and other employees
  • Mathematical and problem solving skills, basic negotiation skills, attention to detail, and basic typing skills  

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:  

Ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; climb vertical steps occasionally; stoop or bend at the waist occasionally to increase visibility; reach at arms length frequently or overhead occasionally; twist and turn at the neck and trunk; walk frequently on uneven ground; sit or stand continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as TSO will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Required Experience

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.


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