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Junior Operations Manager

Dallas, TX, USA Req #1156
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!


EMR USA has an opening for a Manager Trainee in Dallas, Texas. The Manager Trainee will be trained in all aspects of the metal recycling industry.   The Manager Trainee will spend at least a year working in the yard learning the business from the ground up.  The Manager Trainee will also shadow other managers to learn the management aspect of the position.  Ultimately, an outstanding Manager Trainee has a keen sense of business, is a team player and possesses a strong work ethic.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans.
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching.
  • Paid time off, including vacation, holidays, parental leave and sick leave.
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development.
  • A supportive work environment committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Personnel Management: Lead and supervise a team of employees, including operators, technicians, and administrative staff. Provide guidance, training, and support to ensure team cohesion and productivity.
  • Safety Compliance: Implement and enforce strict safety protocols to maintain a safe working environment for all employees. Conduct regular safety audits and inspections, and address any concerns promptly.
  • Equipment Maintenance: Coordinate preventative maintenance schedules for all machinery and equipment to minimize downtime and ensure optimal performance. Troubleshoot equipment issues and oversee repairs as needed.
  • Logistical Coordination: Plan and coordinate the efficient movement of materials throughout the facility, including inbound and outbound shipments. Optimize workflow processes to streamline operations and reduce turnaround times.
  • Quality Control: Implement quality control measures to ensure the accuracy and integrity of materials processing. Monitor product quality and compliance with regulatory standards, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Material Handling: Coordinate the efficient handling, sorting, and processing of incoming scrap metal materials. Optimize workflow processes to maximize throughput and minimize bottlenecks. Monitor inventory levels and ensure accurate tracking of materials throughout the processing cycle.
  • Inventory Management: Maintain accurate inventory records and oversee inventory control procedures. Coordinate with purchasing and sales departments to manage inventory levels and fulfill customer orders in a timely manner.
  • Cost Management: Monitor operational expenses and identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvement. Develop and implement strategies to optimize resource utilization and maximize profitability.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about relevant environmental regulations, permits, and compliance requirements related to scrap metal recycling. Ensure that all operational activities adhere to applicable laws and regulations, including waste disposal, emissions control, and hazardous materials handling.



  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Engineering, or related field (preferred).
  • Proven experience in operations management, preferably in the recycling or waste management industry.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to addressing operational challenges.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices in industrial environments.
  • Familiarity with equipment maintenance procedures and logistical planning.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience


Other Job Demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the manager trainee 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.


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.

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Other details

  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Dallas, TX, USA