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Machine Operator

Company: The David J. Joseph Company
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At Western Metals Recycling (WMR) the opportunity is YOURS! We have achieved years of success by giving our teammates the tools they need to do the best job. Do you have what it takes to help shape the future? Working at WMR is definitely for you if: 

  • You want a career and not just a job
  • You want to work for an awesome company where you can make a difference
  • You have positive, can-do attitude
  • You are motivated and take initiative 

We are committed to building great teams, offering competitive compensation, and allowing for a healthy work-life balance, because our teammates are our most valuable asset. Whether you work in a recycling facility or at our corporate headquarters, WMR is a place where you can come for a job, but stay for a career.


WMR is the Intermountain West’s largest scrap metal recycler with recycling facilities located in Colorado, Nevada and Utah.  Our processing capabilities include automobile shredders, balers, shears, mobile shearing, torch processing, auto crushers, extensive transportation services, and railcar dismantling.  WMR is a proud part of Nucor Corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of The David J Joseph Company which has a well-earned reputation for safety, integrity and innovation. We are recognized as good community citizens who are trustworthy, financially strong and environmentally proactive.

  1. Machine Operators will greet and assist retail customers in purchasing non-ferrous scrap metal creating a positive customer experience.
  2. Requires outside work and work in non-climate controlled environments year round.
  3. Machine Operators will accurately grading material and input transaction in-house system.
  4. Machine Operators will operate small material handling equipment as necessary to move materials for processing
  5. Assist and direct customers to proper location to unload materials.
  6. Inspect for existence of flammable, radioactive, hazardous and/or leaded materials.
  7. Machine Operators will inspect materials for liquids, non-metallic and all other posted or non-posted materials that are non-acceptable (i.e. propane tanks, PCP's, batteries, etc.)
  8. Ensure that any materials not allowed are not left on Company property.
  9. Machine Operators will also remove and properly store any items or material occasionally.
  10. General duties involving physical handling of materials, supplies, etc.
  11. May assist other workers as needed.
  12. Other duties as assigned to Machine Operators

  1. High school diploma or GED, computer and verbal communication skills required.
  2. Workweek; M-F 7:30am to 4:30pm and rotating Saturdays 7:45am to 12:30pm
  3. 1-year experience of general labor in an industrial /outdoor work environment.
  4. Customer service to public or vendors preferred.
  5. Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with customers.
  6. Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more as required.
  7. Must wear all necessary PPE while working or while in the yard.
  8. Follows company safety standards at all times.
  9. Knowledge of scrap materials a plus.
  10. Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  11. Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  12. Ability to work with others and be part of the team.
  13. Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package including paid training, bonus program, medical, dental, vision, life and disability coverage, vacation, paid holidays, a 401(k) plan with match, tuition reimbursement and other great benefits.

Western Metals Recycling (WMR) is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.

WMR is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, lactation/breastfeeding, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. WMR hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

WMR reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and teammates.

WMR also provides a work environment in which each teammate is able to be productive and work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all teammates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all teammates and applicants.



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