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Heavy Equipment Operator-New Carlisle, IN

Heavy Equipment Operator-New Carlisle, IN


Scrap Metal Services, L.L.C., is a growing and dynamic scrap metal recycling and processing company. SMS operates full-service scrap processing, steel mill services and intermodal/railcar decommissioning and dismantling facilities in multiple states.

Position Summary:


The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating various pieces of heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner while moving scrap material around the scrap yard for processing.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Move scrap material around the yard
  • Operating multiple pieces of heavy equipment simultaneously (ex: mobile crane and baler)
  • Keep the yard and work area clean
  • Perform and document daily safety and maintenance checks
  • Check required fluids and grease equipment
  • Practice workplace safety
  • Operate during all types of weather conditions
  • Participate and help lead daily toolbox safety talks
  • Perform and assist maintenance in repairs if necessary
  • Excellent communication skills

Skills Abilities and Experience Required:

  • 3+ years experience operating a hydraulic excavator, and wheel Loader with forks and buckets
  • 2+ years experience with Skid Steer and Forklift
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems and diesel engine repair strongly encouraged
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment
  • High awareness and regard for safety at all times
  • Experience with Crane, shredder and/or Baler a plus
  • Able to work alone or with a team to achieve time sensitive tasks
  • Be flexible with the need to alter shift on some occasions.

SMS is a drug free and alcohol-free employer.  E/O/E

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