OPERATOR Full-time

at Gladieux Metals Recycling in Freeport, TX (Published at October-03-2018)

Position Summary:  Follow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure plant production is efficient and safe.  Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform operator duties to safely support plant operations.
  • Wear all required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other safety gear.
  • Detect and report questionable conditions to the department supervisor and take corrective action as required.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follow prescribed safety and environmental regulations.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports.
  • Complete required job and safety training as assigned.
  • Troubleshoot general or recurring issues and make recommendations to supervisor.
  • Adhere to Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedures at all times.
  • Operate basic hand-held and power tools & equipment such as to but not limited to forklift, front-end loader, crane, scissor lift, and barrel grabbers.
  • Perform work in a plant facility, outdoors in all weather conditions extreme heat, cold, wind and precipitation. 
  • Work in tight, confined spaces wearing appropriate PPE.
  • Working rotating shifts in addition to overtime as needed to meet production targets.


Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required along with one year of experience in operations.  Associates degree in Process Operations or related field is preferred.  Must be able to:

  • Lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Sit, walk, reach, bend, squat, kneel and climb stairs and ladders for an entire shift.
  • Pass respirator fit test and successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen.   
  • Follow written & verbal instructions and communicate to effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Receiving and successfully pass training for OSHA, LOTO, DOT, HAZMAT, NCCER, RCRA, Site-Specific Training and any other required certifications for the position.

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