Heavy Equipment Operator – Loader

  • Full Time
  • Edmonton
  • 24 - 32

General Recycling Industries

Since 1976, General Recycling Industries (GRI): has been the benchmark of customer service within the industrial community, handling all facets of the metal recycling process quickly and efficiently. With a continued focus on environmental best practices, GRI: has evolved to combine the benefits of cutting-edge equipment and technology, with the personal care and attention that exceeds our customer’s expectations. As the largest provider of recycled, mill-ready products in Alberta, performance is paramount – and our success is built by our people.

People are at the core of everything we do so we put our focus on career development, promotion, and safety as a priority.

If you are looking for a career and not just a job, you’re in the right place!. GRI: offers a competitive compensation package, comprehensive employer paid benefits package, amazing opportunities for career progression, RRSP matching program and an outstanding work environment.

To support the on-going growth of our business, we are currently seeking a Loader Operator :with superior time management skills to join our busy GRIS team. The role is responsible for the safe operation of a loader in our GRIS yard for the purpose of transporting scrap metal materials on-site.

The ideal candidate will be safety conscious, have previous experience operating a loader or other heavy equipment, sound judgment, and a positive can-do attitude.

This shift will be a day shift – Monday to Friday from either 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM or 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There is the potential for overtime, including Saturday’s, workload dependent.

The hourly rate range for this position is $24.00-$32.00 per hour. Wage may be negotiated based upon experience.

Key Responsibilities:
– Operate loader in a safe and effective manner
– Load and off-load materials to and from other equipment or customer vehicles
– Move materials/product over short distances around yard site
– Pile, spread, or sort product by grade for appropriate placement on site
– Understand product/material information
– Clean and service equipment as scheduled or required
– Other assigned work as required

Core Competencies:

– Ability to monitor processes, material, and operating environment
– Mechanically inclined
– Excellent control, coordination, response, and dexterity skills
– Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills
– Organizational and time management abilities
– Results-oriented team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively
– Ability to actively listen and use creativity to solve problems
– Ability to recognize the environmental factors and risks that enable and support safety in the workplace
– Ability to maintain professionalism always and work with limited supervision
– Basic computer knowledge and ability to complete reports as required
– Ability to multi-task and meet objectives/deliverables
– High standards for work, meticulous, with great attention to detail and strong analytical skills
– Confident, resourceful, and highly motivated
– Possess A ‘can-do’ attitude
– Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions

Education and Experience:

– 3-5 years’ experience operating heavy equipment, ideally a loader
– Excellent time management and organizational skills
– Positive attitude
– Excellent communication skills
– Safety conscious

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We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and in our company; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.