Mine Equipment Operator - WSL

Job Details

Division: Western Metals Recycling LLC

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States  

Other Available Locations: Utah

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.


  1. Properly follow company and MSHA safety procedures at the Kennecott Copper Mine. Attend safety meetings and participate in safety program.

  2. Operate heavy equipment of various sizes including cranes and loaders, etc.
  3. Duties include, but are not limited to: Preparing scrap to be loaded onto trucks with torches and heavy equipment.
  4. Perform daily inspections on equipment reporting any defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
  5. Keep grounds clear of debris while maintaining safety standards.
  6. Operate small equipment such as a forklift or skid steer if needed.
  7. General labor duties that may include but not limited to sweeping, shoveling and general clean-up of any area and/or equipment throughout the yard.
  8. Effectively communicate over radio with teammates for traffic coordination, production, and safety procedures.
  9. Willing to cross-train in other positions and assist other employees as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned by your manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to work in a fast-paced, non-stop environment while providing excellent customer service.

  2. Minimum of 3-years previous heavy equipment operation in manufacturing environments, preferably in the scrap metal or construction industries.
  3. Knowledge of heavy equipment operating principles, hazards and safety precautions as well as mechanical ability.
  4. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  5. Ability to adapt to frequent changes of priority and complete job tasks safely and effectively without constant supervision.
  6. Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  7. Flexible to work overtime, off-hours, weekends, and holidays in an industrial environment which includes being outdoors in all weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:


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

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City