Equipment Operator
River Metals Recycling LLC

Newport, Kentucky


Basic Job Functions:

Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

  • Properly follow company and OSHA safety procedures.
  • Operate mobile heavy equipment of various sizes and types (front end loader, skid steer, grapple and magnet material handlers).
  • Communicates over radio with team members for traffic coordination, production, and safety procedures.
  • Perform daily inspections on equipment and report any defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Clean equipment as needed.
  • Greet customers coming into the yard and direct them to the proper location to unload materials from their vehicles.
  • Inspect material brought in by our customers for existence of non-acceptable items and ensure that those prohibited materials are not left on Company property. Examples are propane tanks, batteries, etc.
  • Interact with customers and team members to facilitate a safe and productive yard environment.


  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years' experience using a front-end loader, skid steer or scrap handler in an industrial/outdoor work environment.
  • Knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles.
  • Ability to operate equipment under varying working conditions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and coordinate work activities as a team.


  • Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vets - and a drug - free workplace


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