Maintenance Clerk in Schnitzer - Portland, OR (Burgard Rd) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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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.

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.

The Maintenance Clerk (MC) reports to the Maintenance Manager/Supervisor. The MC will support the entire maintenance department; and assist the EAM Administrator in organizing preventative maintenance work orders, repair work orders, and entering into Oracle’s EAM system. The MC will interact with all departments to ensure parts, supplies and resources are available to accomplish work assignments within the plant in a timely manner. The MC will also be responsible to fill in for other personnel as needed within the Oracle environment.

Essential Functions

  • Receives and reviews daily “Equipment Operator Inspection Reports” and inputs data into Oracle Trouble Log.
  • Coordinates job assignments after designation from site Plant Manager.
  • Responsible for the daily entry of the man-hours reports, as well as daily entry of fuel usage, oils consumed and equipment hours via Oracle check sheets.
  • Generate accurate and detailed reports to the costs associated to a particular asset, department, facility or equipment history as needed.
  • Works with Fixed Asset Department to ensure proper placement of equipment for depreciation.
  • Ensures maintenance related requisitions are filled out before forwarding them on to the Purchasing Agent for processing.
  • Assists in expediting the requisitions in open status and all open purchase orders that have been placed but not received.
  • Monitors critical orders that have longer lead times to ensure delivery is made as promised.
  • Works closely with the Purchasing department to ensure that the original packing slips are obtained and matched with original purchase orders for processing.
  • Works with Purchasing to make sure OEM work orders are itemized and correct prior to PO creation and approval.
  • Responsible for generating monthly reports including: consumed fuel report for region; Work Order Cost Summary Report; Work Order Status Report.
  • Responsible for generating work orders through the Maintenance Workbench and forecast.
  • Coordinates work orders with the mechanics throughout the day.
  • Responsible for tracking equipment operational hours, monitoring and scheduling preventative maintenance of equipment to include fluid sampling, usage and wear trends.
  • Under direction of the Maintenance Manager, coordinates repairs and services in such a manner as to cause minimal impact to production department the unit is assigned to.
  • Reviews all inventory issued work orders and adds to asset BOM.
  • Assists in making certain operating equipment being repaired by outside contractors is properly quoted before work proceeds, scope of work is defined and quoted by line item and once approved work is completed in a timely manner.


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • 2-5 years administrative experience
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile
  • Proficiency in all Windows XP applications, including Outlook
  • Typing and 10-key competency
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent professional, oral and written communication skills with all levels of personnel and customers.
  • Ability to: prioritize multiple projects, work well in a time sensitive environment, follow instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form, and deal with problems involving several specific variables in or from standard situations. Needs to be flexible.

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.