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Parts Recovery Specialist in Pick-n-Pull - St. Louis at Pick-n-Pull

Date Posted: 12/20/2018

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Job Description

If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, and not just another job, look no further. PICK-n-PULL is growing and we're looking for candidates like you!

Established in 1987, PICK-n-PULL is a self-service auto dismantling and recycling company, with 52 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and one of the largest recyclers of end-of-life vehicles in the industry. We are proud of the fact that we recycle more than 350,000 vehicles and service more than 5.4 million self-service customers each year. PICK-n-PULL is a division of Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company founded in 1906. Schnitzer Steel Industries is a publicly traded company with revenues in excess of $1.5 billion.

PICK-n-PULL offers upward mobility, performance pay increases, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages. Better than normal hours (close no later than 6pm), and great benefits to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match, Paid Time Off that starts with your first paycheck, and paid company holidays.

General Position Summary: 

Contribute to the production team processes to ensure productivity goals are met safely and efficiently, while conforming to company policies. Recover resalable parts from salvaged vehicles in a safe manner while satisfying environmental requirements. The primary function of this position is the removal and recovery of resalable auto parts.

Essential Functions:

  • Able to identify automotive parts
  • Ability to efficiently remove vehicle parts without damage
  • Effectively utilize parts evaluation computer and software
  • Upload Excel CSV files to the parts evaluation system
  • Understand productivity as it related to the return on time investment for the revenue generated by the recovery of parts
  • Manage parts inventories
  • Prepare parts for shipment
  • Audit and understand shipping manifests and billing invoices
  • Oversee parts pulling process with minimal supervision
  • Report progress to store and area leadership
  • Work with vendor’s account managers to ensure invoicing disputes are rectified
  • Work with loader/crusher operator to ensure engines/transmissions identified are recovered at the crush pad
  • Review proper accounting of engines/transmissions prior to shipping to vendors
  • Audit retail part return bins for resale availability
Required Skills

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Standing, walking, bending, climbing and stretching are required outside in the weather for extended periods during the shift.
  • Manual dexterity to handle tools and the ability to move 50 pounds are regularly required to perform routine functions.
  • Vision must be sufficient to perform job functions as described above.


Interpersonal Contacts:

Internal-Store employees, External-Store Customers, Recycling Vendors


Job Conditions:

  • Exposure on a regular basis to outdoor weather conditions, to include heat, cold, and rain.
  • Periodic exposure to minimal chemical hazards.
Required Experience

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Ability to wear and maintain all prescribed PPE and follow basic safety practices.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions including comprehension of basic safety messages and labels (waste oil, gasoline, flammable, etc.).
  • Ability to complete basic safety, environmental, production, and code of conduct training.
  • Able to work required hours which may include weekend and holidays.
  • Ability to work efficiently in extreme weather conditions – rain, snow, hot sun, cold – for a full shift.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in automotive repair or dismantling.
  • Experience with automotive parts and/or retail customers
  • Experience with tools and machinery.
  • Bilingual in English & Spanish.


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