The Ground Person reports to the Stockpiling Supervisor, the JP
Operations Supervisor, or the Terminal Operations Manager. The
Ground Person is responsible for general physical labor within the
scrap yard while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant
with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
Duties may include utilization of hand and power tools, yard clean
up and maintenance, and assisting other personnel through the yard.
The Ground Person 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
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
* Read plans, instructions, or specifications to determine work
activities. * Work with equipment operators to facilitate
alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or
materials. * Load, unload, or identify materials, machinery, or
tools, and distribute to the appropriate locations, according to
specifications. * 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. * 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.
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 Groundman will
handle, grasp, and manipulate materials 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 Groundman will work
independently while demonstrating attention to detail and
* High School diploma, GED Certification, or equivalent
experience in a similar role preferred.
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.
An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory
completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.
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.