Equipment Operator -St Joe

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: St. Joseph, MO, US, 64501

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: Advantage Metals Recycling LLC

Location: St. Joseph, MO, United States  

Other Available Locations: Missouri



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. 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: loading scrap material, pushing shred pile up, moving material throughout the yard, and/or loading trucks and railcars, etc.
  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. Experience using front-end loader, excavator or scrap handler in an Industrial/Outdoor Work Environment.
  2. 2 years knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles
  3. Ability to operate equipment under varying working conditions.
  4. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
  5. Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency
  6. Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
  7. 6 day work week. Mon-Fri 7:50am - 4:30pm and Saturdays 7:50am - 12:00 Noon.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Flexible to work overtime, off-hours, weekends, and holidays in an industrial environment which includes being outdoors in all weather conditions
  2. Mechanical background/knowledge is a plus.

Detailed Selection Criteria:

Application must be complete and include position time frame dates, position title, job duties & responsibilities, and applicable equipment experience to be considered.



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

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City