Equipment Operator I

Date: Apr 2, 2024

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US, 45216

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: River Metals Recycling LLC

Location: Cincinnati, OH, United States  

Other Available Locations: Ohio; 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.


  1. Properly follow company and OSHA safety procedures.
  2. Operate mobile heavy equipment of various sizes and types (front end loader, skid steer, grapple and magnet material handlers).
  3. Communicates over radio with team members for traffic coordination, production, and safety procedures.
  4. Perform daily inspections on equipment and report any defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
  5. Clean equipment as needed.
  6. Greet customers coming into the yard and direct them to the proper location to unload materials from their vehicles.
  7. 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.
  8. Interact with customers and team members to facilitate a safe and productive yard environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 2-3 years’ experience using a front-end loader, skid steer or scrap handler in an industrial/outdoor work environment.
  2. Knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles.
  3. Ability to operate equipment under varying working conditions.
  4. Ability to effectively communicate in English.
  5. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  6. Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
  7. Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
  8. 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

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati