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Ground Hand

New Orleans, LA, USA Req #437
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
About Us:

EMR is one of the world’s leading metal recycling companies with a history spanning decades. At EMR, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are committed to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being and safety of everyone. Our company provides a supportive and inclusive community where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. 


Our mission is to provide our customers with efficient and reliable metal recycling services while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. EMR recycles ten million tons of material annually, everything from beverage cans to aircraft carriers.  We work with a wide variety of metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and can recycle it into more than 200 different types of new sustainable raw materials.  


EMR offers our team a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans with company match, wellbeing benefits, employee assistance program and more. Join us and be a part of a team that puts people first!

                Job description


I.                   Summary

In this role, the ground hand will assist equipment operators by keeping the screener clean and moving loads in the yard.  To be successful, the load inspector must be organized and detail oriented. Ultimately, an outstanding load inspector is a team player and possesses a strong work ethic.



II.                Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain screener cleanliness
  • Inspect and maintain equipment.
  • Drive dump truck to move material in the yard
  • Must be able to work with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Performs general facility cleanup.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


III.             Required Skills / Abilities


  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate well coworkers
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Ability to work in all elements such as rain, cold, and heat


IV.             Education & Experience

  • High School graduate or G.E.D. preferred


V.                Other Job Demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the ground hand will be working in an outdoor environment. The employee may be near moving mechanical parts and will be exposed to all weather conditions. The noise level in the environment can be loud and will require ear protection. The employee is required to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time. This job also requires frequent bending, kneeling, and standing, lifting up to 50 lbs., and working in confined spaces.




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EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • New Orleans, LA, USA