Job Description

The Car Crusher Operator reports to the Car Processing Manager. The Car Crusher Operator is responsible for the setup, operation, or maintenance of the car crusher and support equipment while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include the operation of car crusher, one or several types of power equipment to assist in the lifting, and moving of materials, trucks or vans, as well as preparation of material to be crushed. The Car Crusher Operator should possess knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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. 

Job Requirements

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.
  • Coordinate the “move-in/move-out” of the car crusher and support equipment from job site to job site. This includes, but is not limited to, confirming delivery/departure of equipment with the crushing customer and dispatcher, as well as coordination of labor, lodging, and transportation.
  • Coordinate and perform set-up/break-down of car crusher and support equipment upon arrival/departure to/from crushing location.
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of material to be processed, including removal of all fluids, batteries, mercury switches, catalytic converters, and wheels, as necessary. The process may require the operation of pneumatically powered fluid removal equipment, reciprocating saws, hand tools, etc.
  • Operate car crusher and wheeled loader. Move levers, depress foot pedals, push buttons or turn the steering wheel to operate equipment for lifting, crushing, or carrying pre/post-crushed material.
  • Coordinate routine housekeeping and final cleanup of crushing area with crew members and crushing customer, to ensure the safety of personnel and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, such as positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
  • Coordinate the transportation of processed and removed material (crushed cars, batteries, catalytic converters, fluids, etc.) with the crushing customer and dispatcher.
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as other equipment, workers, or moving objects.
  • Examine processed materials for defects, potential hazards, and verify conformance to established specifications.
  • Provide backup or assistance to crew members as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Perform routine preventative maintenance of crusher, loader, and support equipment as necessary including but not limited to fueling and greasing of equipment, installation, and replacement of, hoses, belts, oils, fluids, and other parts or fixtures as necessary.
  • Test and adjust machine alignment, speeds and actions using hand/power tools and other devices.
  • Complete daily equipment inspections and submit to supervisor and/or maintenance department Daily Equipment Inspection Reports, Driver’s Logs, etc. as required by company policies and procedures, reporting all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair.

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. The workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions

  • Ability to: sit frequently; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; 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 Car Crusher Operator will handle, grasp, and manipulate materials, tools, and control knobs constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Car Crusher Operator will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.
  • High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.

The Mechanic reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment by conducting quality control analysis to evaluate performance while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. The Mechanic must possess knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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

Job Requirements:

  • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers, and visitors.
  • Repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment.
  • Repair and maintain the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Provides assistance throughout the yard as needed.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
  • Supports the company’s internal control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications o 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.
  • Direct contact with Maintenance Supervisor, and operations.

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, and face shields must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. The workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: stand for up to 12 hours a day; lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; 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; handle and grasp tools and parts continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Mechanic will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Dartmouth Metals Ltd is currently seeking a technician to assist in the day to day operations for the Non-Ferrous Separation System and Shredder. The candidate must be able to communicate with and motivate the workforce to assure the completion of mechanical and maintenance repairs as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible, to avoid work stoppages while maintaining safety. Must be able to take over (on an emergency basis) responsibility of the Shredder Manager, and the operation of the mill (e.g. payloaders, cranes and mill operator).  Should have a good understanding of the operation of equipment and be able to determine problems and be able to make decisions to solve the problem. Must be computer literate to design and input various reports.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Shredder Production, including daily coordination of shredder operations.
  • Maintenance & repairs of shredder and ancillary equipment.
  • Shredder and NF Processing special projects.
  • Develop & organize a system for tracking wear parts.
  • Increase production & decrease production costs, minimize downtime, improve mill maintenance.
  • Insure all employees are properly trained and use proper procedures for operation and maintenance.
  • Develop and improve information reporting for production, downtime, wear parts, costs, and tracking ferrous and non-ferrous recoveries.
  • Repair and maintain the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers’ specifications.

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, and face shields must be worn to eliminate the risks associated with these hazards.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: stand for up to 12 hours a day; lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally; crouch or bend at the knees occasionally to increase visibility; 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; handle and grasp tools and parts continually; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Mechanic will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Job Description

Dartmouth Metals 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 company that has been in business for almost 40 years, Dartmouth Metals 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 Tractor Trailer Driver reports to the Facilities & Operations Supervisor, Dispatcher or the Terminal Operations Supervisor. The Recycling Truck Driver is responsible for driving aLugger or Roll-off to transport and deliver equipment and material to the supplier, customer, storage, or processing locations while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards and all applicable DOT regulations. Duties may include the operation of one or several types of loading and unloading equipment.  The truck driver should possess knowledge of automatic routing equipment, relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and regulations associated with running, be maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles. 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.

Job Requirements

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

  • Secure material for transport using ropes, blocks, chains, or covers.
  • Receive instructions from dispatch and proceed to the location for delivery or receipt of material.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Maintain all logs of working hours, vehicle service, and repair status, adhering to state and federal regulations.
  • Obtain receipts or signatures for delivered materials, and check all documentation to ensure it is complete and accurate.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Carry needed tools and supplies from storage or trucks, and return them after use.
  • Report all vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damages to the appropriate supervisor.

Interpersonal Contacts:

Direct contact with Facilities & Operations Supervisor, Dispatcher or terminal Operations Supervisor, and operations production employees. 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.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. The workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: sit constantly; 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 Recycling Truck Driver will handle, grasp, and manipulate controls and equipment constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity (near and far vision) needed for vehicular navigation. Mental dexterity needed as the driver will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, GED Certification, or experience in a similar role preferred.
  • 3-5 years of driving experience and a valid CDL Class 3 or Class 1 license required.
  • Long-haul/over-the-road experience desired, but not required.

Job Description

The Welder reports to the Maintenance Supervisor or the Shredder Operations Supervisor. The Welder is responsible for the operations associated with the recognition, set up, and operation of hand and power welding tools while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include the operation of hand welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld, join, or repair metal components. The Welder should possess knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles consistently utilized within the trade.
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.

Required Skills

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

  • Weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions.
  • Operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, flux-cored arc, plasma arc, shield metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding.
  • Monitor the fitting, burning, and welding process to avoid overheating of parts or warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of material.
  • Maintain all logs of working hours, vehicle service, and repair status, adhering to state and federal regulations.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions requiring maintenance or repair to the proper supervisor.
  • Maintain all shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment and replace as needed.

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.

Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Maintenance Supervisor, or Shredder Operations Supervisor, and operations production employees. 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.

Handling multiple issues regarding safety and maintenance increases pressure. Workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

Ability to: sit rarely; stand and walk frequently on uneven ground and throughout the yard; shift and adjust up to 50 pounds consistently; 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 arm’s length and overhead frequently; twist and turn at the neck and trunk continually; climb occasionally when obtaining items; manual dexterity required as Welder will handle and grasp parts constantly; arm-hand steadiness required constantly for precision work; communicate by speech and hearing continually. Visual acuity needed for close detail work. Mental dexterity needed as Welder will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.

Qualifications:

High School diploma, GED Certification, or equivalent experience in a similar role preferred. Previous experience in the welding field preferred. Ability to decipher technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models required.

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.

Dartmouth Metals 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 company that has been in business for almost 40 years, Dartmouth Metals 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.

This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents.

The Greeter/Inspector is responsible for observing and monitoring the delivery of material to verify conformance to quality and quantity specifications while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include assisting with daily production operations, as well as receiving and stockpiling of materials and products. The Greeter/Inspector should possess knowledge of raw materials, production processes, and other techniques required for maximizing the receipt and transfer of quality product.

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.

Required Skills

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

  • Inspect shipments of scrap metal received via truck, rail car, or ship to ensure material meets specifications and is free from environmental hazards in accordance with scrap acceptance policy.
  • Correctly identify and record inspection data such as weight, grade, content, and quantity of scrap metal.
  • Notify operations and commercial supervisors of problems and assist in recommending remedial procedures to correct violations or issues encountered during the inspection.
  • Collaborate with the commercial department concerning the quality and consistency of customer deliveries.
  • Direct the unloading of vehicles delivering scrap to ensure safe and orderly traffic flow within the facility.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Report 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.
  • 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. The workload may be unpredictable and pressure can be substantial during peak times. Critical deadlines require considerable adaptability. Disturbances of workflow 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.

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 Greeter/Inspector 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 Greeter/Inspector 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 preferred.
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and other employees required.
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