Forklift Operator in Schnitzer - San Jose at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.

Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.

Essential Functions of the Fork Lift Operator:

  • Assisting with cleaning and related duties to maintain plant operations.
  • Operating a forklift in the movement of bins and equipment.
  • Assisting with yard/facility cleanup and maintenance.
  • Following all safety guidelines and protocol, including wearing of all PPE.
Required Skills
  • Working inside, outside, in dusty/dirty conditions, and around noise. Steel toed boots required - All other PPE will be provided by the company.
  • Successful candidates must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of the arms and legs, while climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.
Required Experience
  • Experience working with in a high traffic, safety conscious environment.
  • Current Forklift Certification.
  • Willingness to work outside in all conditions, as well as in a noisy and dusty environment, wearing all required PPE.
  • Ability to follow all established safety procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to be flexible to changing work conditions and assignments, and work well within a team.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Experience working within the Scrap Metal industry an asset.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

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.