Shredder Maintenance Leadman

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. Macon , GA 31201

Posted 11 months ago

The Shredder Maintenance Leadman reports to the Shredder Operations Supervisor. The Shredder Maintenance Leadman oversees maintenance of the shredder, and communicates upward with the Shredder Operations Supervisor regarding all repair and maintenance issues. The Shredder Maintenance Leadman also monitors daily duties assigned to equipment operators, pickers, and cleaners within the department, while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. Duties may include assisting with maintenance reporting and requirements, to minimize downtime and improve overall operational efficiency. The Shredder Maintenance Leadman should possess knowledge of machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance, as well as knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and techniques for maximizing operational efficiency.

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.

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

  • Oversees adherence to schedules, job assignments, and activities in order to run efficiently, at optimal productions rates with minimal overtime.

  • Directs the day to day maintenance of the shredder and equipment to meet production schedules and to ensure safe, efficient, and cost effective operations.

  • Provides orderly maintenance of shredding equipment, to avoid work cessations resulting from equipment failure.

  • Recommends replacement of equipment. Request spare parts to be ordered, and tracks parts used for repair.

  • Adheres to and/or performs repairs as cost effectively as possible to avoid downtime and equipment breakdowns.

  • Monitors adherence to established safety programs and goals to reduce accident frequency within department.

  • Provides guidance to department employees on multiple shifts.

  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.

  • Equipment & Maintenance

  • Works with the Shredder Operations Supervisor to maintain an adequate wear parts inventory, and issues, tracks, and reorders parts as necessary.

  • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions for 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

The Shredder Maintenance Leadman oversees a group of employees within the Shredder Department.

Interpersonal Contacts

Direct contact with Shredder Operations Supervisor, and operations production employees, and customers. 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. 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 the Shredder Maintenance Leadman 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 Shredder Maintenance Leadman will work independently while demonstrating attention to detail and continuous awareness.


High School diploma, GED Certification, or 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar role preferred.

Ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with customers and other employees 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.

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.

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Shredder Maintenance Leadman

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.