Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman in Schnitzer - Atlanta (Blashfield St) at Schnitzer Steel Industries

Date Posted: 6/11/2018

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. 

The Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman reports to the Non-Ferrous Processing Supervisor. The Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman is responsible for monitoring and coordinating non-ferrous processing activities to optimize the efficiency of processing operations, product shipping, and profit maximization while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include inventory management, utilization of personnel and equipment to maximize processing capacity, and shipping related activity. The Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman should possess knowledge of material procurement, and quality standards as they relate to meeting or exceeding company and customer specifications.

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
    • Coordinates equipment and personnel to support daily non-ferrous operations, including positioning for processing, material processing, and loading of non-ferrous scrap.
    • Maintains approved layout plan for all physical spaces assigned to non-ferrous processing and shipping. Identifies work in progress and finished goods storage bins and equipment locations to ensure proper work flow is achieved.
    • Evaluates incoming non-ferrous material ensuring that inventory quantity and product quality guidelines are adhered to.
    • Validates accuracy of and correspondence between material purchased over the scale and associated scale tickets.
    • Interacts with supervisor to determine scheduling of the truck fleet, and monitors material movement from each truck. Ensures that reports of any off grade/ off spec materials are discussed with supervisor prior to shipment in order to eliminate quality consumer complaints, avoid downgrades, and eliminate claims.
    • Develops, enhances, and maintains positive business relationships with customers, vendors, and staff.
    • Trains and holds subordinate staff accountable for operational assignments.
    • Provides backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.  
  • Equipment & Maintenance
    • Monitors and inspects allocated department equipment to ensure all assets are working within stated guidelines.
    • Reports all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair to the proper supervisor.

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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman oversees a group of employees within the Non-Ferrous Processing Department.

Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Non-Ferrous Processing Supervisor, and operations production employees, and customers. 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 rarely; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; lift and carry up to 50 pounds consistently; 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 the Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman will handle, grasp, and manipulate materials constantly; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work and documentation. Mental dexterity needed as the Non-Ferrous Processing Leadman will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Required Experience


High School diploma, GED Certification, or equivalent experience in a similar role required. Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and other employees required.

Thorough knowledge of NF Materials Grading; good judgment, interpersonal communications; self starter; good organizational skills; ability to negotiate; past supervisory experience a plus.

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.


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