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Shear Operator to Process Scrap Metal

Shear Operator to Process Scrap Metal

Location: Hagerstown, MD

Type: Full time  

Shear Operator Needed.  Monday – Friday, OT Available, Day Shift, More Experience = More Pay! Year Round Employment.

** This is a safety-sensitive position. **

With over 100 employees/owners throughout it’s three locations, ConservIt is 100% employee owned. We offer competitive wages and great benefits including medical, dental, vision insurance; short term and long term disability benefits; company paid life insurance; vacation and sick pay, company uniforms, laundry service, company provided PPE, bonus opportunities, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (retirement plan), safety work boot reimbursement and more.


Perform all tasks necessary to efficiently and safely operate the excavator shear to cut steel structures, meal girders, metal sheets and a variety of other large scrap metal material to prepare for recycling. Additionally, support a variety of other heavy equipment used in the scrap metal yard when necessary. ) Must have excellent listening skills, assist with maintenance and repair activities of equipment and perform a variety of tasks in the cleaning and upkeep of the yard.


In order to perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Education and/ or Experience: High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), two to three years related experience, and/or training, or equivalent combination or education and experience required. Previous recycling or metals experience a plus.
  • Language and Communication Skills: Excellent listening skills. Ability to read, write and interpret in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Physical Demands: “Heavy”: Exerting up to 100lbs of force occasionally, or up to 40lbs of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Requires six or more hours of sitting in an eight-hour day. Intermittent standing or walking may be required occasionally. Stooping and bending required occasionally. Must be able to see, listen and respond to dangerous situations.
  • Work Environment: Usually working outdoors with occasional work indoors or working in various weather conditions.



  • Perform all duties as a Shear Operator in a safe and efficient manner. Lockout Tag out must be strictly followed.
  • Assists in equipment of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, metals, and materials.
  • Assists in operating construction equipment, such as skidsteer loader, material handler crane, track loader, wheel loader, backhoe, pettibone, dozer, when requested.
  • Operates small equipment and tools to maintain equipment.
  • Works with and assists yard crew in site housekeeping including shoveling and sweeping materials.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor; cleans equipment.
  • Communicate all mechanical and electrical issues to the supervisor and the maintenance department.
  • Assist in the weekly cleanup of the shredder area.
  • Wear proper safety equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or designated manager