Non-Ferrous Processing Supervisor
Company: Schnitzer Steel
Posted on: August 14, 2019
The Nonferrous (NF) Processing Supervisor reports to the
Facilities& Commercial Manager and is responsible for ensuring that
all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company's Health,
Safety and Environmental regulations. The NF Supervisor monitors
and coordinates nonferrous receiving activities to optimize
efficiency of processing operations, product shipping and profit
maximization. The incumbent is required to effectively coordinate
nonferrous processing activities with supervisory staff, commercial
operations, peers, and subordinate personnel. The NF Processing
Supervisor is responsible for: inventory management; utilization of
personnel and equipment to maximize processing capacity; and
shipping activities. The incumbent is required to communicate with
the buying group regarding material procurement needed to sustain
efficient processing or to meet known order requirements. This
position also requires the incumbent to be proactive and enforce
process and quality standards to ensure that the NF material
provided to Metals Recycling Business Consumers always meets or
This position operates within somewhat flexible parameters. The
primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all
facets of the nonferrous processing operation. Providing the
highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently
decreases accidents and errors and increases profits.
Environmental and Health& Safety (H&S):
- Ensures safe work practices and equipment are used at all times
and that documentation, inspections, and current practices are in
accordance with company safety policies, OSHA and other regulatory
guidelines. Provides a safe environment for all employees,
customers, and visitors.
- Creates H&S Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) with
Regional Safety Engineer(s).
- Ensures all department employees receive timely safety and
operational training and that the appropriate documents (signed
acknowledgement forms) are prepared. Maintains employee training
files per regional practice.
- Assigns an employee to be on the Safety Committee and
personally attends Safety Committee meetings on rotation with other
- Monitors safety program to reduce accident frequency within
department, implements new safety ideas/procedures and establishes
Operational Performance& Best Management Practices:
- Directs, evaluates, schedules and coordinates equipment and
personnel to support daily nonferrous operations, including
positioning for processing, material processing, and loading of
- Creates and maintain a layout plan for all physical spaces
assigned to NF processing and shipping. Identify work in progress
and finished goods storage bins and equipment locations to ensure a
proper work flow is achieved.
- Submits and/or implements approved process improvement
suggestions to improve overall refining quality, profitability and
or safety within nonferrous department. Collaboratively
communicates and partners with MRB NF Operations Committee to
ensure best practices are presented, reviewed, and implemented
- Inspects allocated department equipment to ensure all assets
are working within stated guidelines, and submits work orders to
maintenance staff as needed or required.
- Submits purchase orders as needed or required in order to
maintain or enhance department operations.
Inventory& Quality Control:
- Evaluates incoming nonferrous material ensuring that inventory
quantity and product quality guidelines are adhered to.
- Meets existing and pending contractual quantity/quality
- Prepares Time& Weight Analysis reporting for customer material
and documents equipment processing time for various
- Validates that material purchased over the scale and associated
scale tickets are accurate with the actual material purchased.
- Trains production personnel in the use of testing equipment.
Maintains positive inventory control, especially over Work In
Process (WIP) material.
- Monitors storage containers so that containers are adequately
marked with"Tare" weights and that large permanent bins, when used,
are clearly marked as to the date when the Bin was last emptied of
that product. Organizes all storage and processing areas to
facilitate calculations of full month-end physical
- Coordinates material pricing, provides price quotes on
nonferrous products to individuals, industrial accounts, and
dealers; grading, processing, sales, and shipment pertinent to
- Provides assistance to dispatcher for scheduling of the truck
fleet. Oversees material movement: monitors movements of each
truck; coordinates pick ups at industrial accounts, prepares
manifests for outgoing material; expedites intercompany transfers
and completes associated administrative paperwork.
- Ensures that reports of any off grade/ off spec materials are
discussed with supervisor prior to shipment in order to eliminate
quality consumer complaints, avoid downgrades and eliminate
- Maintains accurate inventory reporting records and conducts
physical inventory audits monthly with Financial Business Partner
and observes perpetual inventory of unfinished and finished
- Partners with commercial operations to develop sales in an
effort to reduce the expense associated with carrying high
- Partners with commercial operations team to develop strategic
buying program that will support production and yard capacity,
taking into consideration loading and transportation processes,
schedules, and availability.
- Works with Human Resources personnel to prepare job
descriptions, interview prospective production employees and review
performance of employees. Monitors supervisory practices to ensure
compliance with HR policies and union contracts. Monitors and
maintains hourly staff at cost effective and competitive
- Ensures work area(s) organized, and free of potential safety
and/or environmental hazards.
- Conducts accident investigations as necessary.
- Develops, enhances, and maintains positive business
relationships with customers, vendors, and staff.
- Trains, develops, coaches, mentors, reviews, and holds
subordinate staff accountable for operational assignments.
Specific Other Responsibilities (regional, location, compliance,
- Performs special projects or completes additional assignments
Internal Control Responsibilities:
Supports the Company's Internal Control process which includes
understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal
controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the
policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the
Communicates upwards problems in operations, noncompliance with the
code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.
The NF Processing Supervisor directly supervises a group of
employees within the NF Processing Department.
See applicable General Manager and NF Processing organization
charts for all direct and indirect reporting relationships.
The NF Processing Supervisor, reports to a General Manager,
Terminal Operations Manager or Plant Operations Manager depending
of the size and type of Facility assigned. Accordingly the NF
Processing Supervisor speaks directly to and or respond to other
management personnel i.e. Regional Director, Regional General
Manager, Director of Commercial Operations, Commercial Operations
Managers and Safety and Environmental Managers.
Exposure to physical operations at metal recycling yards; it is
necessary to walk/climb in active industrial yards with uneven
surfaces and to out-of-the-way areas. Occasional exposure to
inclement weather conditions and some minimum travel is required.
Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring
considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or
irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an
intermittent basis. Offsite work involves meeting in person with
select customers, and visiting other Schnitzer locations.
Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Ability to: lift and carry up to 70 pounds occasionally; Ability to
communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Communication is
primarily by phone, email and sometimes in person, with other
departments within the Schnitzer Group. Visual acuity needed for
close detail work, preparing and analyzing data figures and
A High School Diploma or equivalent; High School or better level
mathematical skills: minimum 3 years metal recycling industry
experience. This position requires possession of a valid driver's
license and the ability to drive an automobile.
Thorough knowledge of NF Materials Grading; good judgment,
interpersonal communications; self starter; good organizational
skills; ability to negotiate; past supervisory experience a
PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned
to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required.
All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada
applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all
U.S. new hires.
An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or
any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory
completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.
All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This
applies to all U.S. non-union employees.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex,
marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry,
veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation,
genetic information, or any other protected status under local,
state or federal law.
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