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Ferrous Processing & Trading - Ypsilanti has an immediate opening for a Laborer.

Summary:  The Laborer will perform work of a manual, routine and repetitive nature under general supervision and assist with scale.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Loads and unloads materials from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, or containers by hand, truck, hi-lo or other equipment.
  • Moves heavy objects (20 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).
  • Moves light objects (less than 20 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet).
  • Bends or stoops repeatedly or continually over time (i.e., picks up trash from road side, works in confined area’s).
  • Works in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
  • Shovels material, such as dirt, mud, and ice from production equipment; requires lifting arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws loose mud/dirt overhead with a shovel).
  • Sorts a variety of recycled materials and metals to separate out high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and aluminum, and removes any non-conforming materials.
  • Climbs ladders or steps to reach objects.
  • Understands and follows verbal and written communications.
  • Works cooperatively with other employees and the public.
  • Weigh inbound and outbound trucks, rail cars and peddlers.
  • Operate scale computer system.
  • Pay customers and issue receipts properly for loads.
  • Answer customer questions regarding material and pricing as needed.


Minimum Qualifications include: 

  • High school graduate;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Previous experience preferred;
  • Good math skills.
  • Able to pass required background check, physical and drug screening.