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Recycled Metals Worker Careers

Recycled Metals Worker Careers

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Work Environment:

Recycled metals workers clean, sort and bale waste metal to recycle.

Being a recycled metals worker, your tasks would comprise:

  • handling cranes or lift trucks to load/stack sorted metal
  • utilizing burners and metal cutters to disassemble big metal products, such as industrial equipment
  • cleaning up the scrap-metal

  • weighing and recording every load
  • sorting and grading it as per value and quality, by machine or hand
  • utilizing fragmental or hydraulic-shears to cut up waste metal in smaller pieces
  • utilizing machineries to compress scrap in bales
You'd drive lorry to gather scrap and dispatch recycled-metal.

Qualification, Education and Experience:

To work as a recycled metals worker, you don't need any qualifications. Though, your age should be minimum eighteen to utilize particular crushing and cutting equipment, and lifting machinery.

It'll be helpful if you've work experience into metal production, or handling lift-trucks or cranes.

You'll need suitable LGV (Large Goods-Vehicle) license, if your work includes driving lorries.

Training Details:

You'll get training at the work from experienced employees. The training would include areas, like sorting and baling equipment, use of cranes and forklift-trucks, and health and safety.

You can acquire NVQs with subjects such as:

  • First and Second level in Recycling Operations
  • Third and Fourth level in Management of Recycling-Operations
  • First to Fourth level in Waste-Management Operations

The BMRA (British Metals-Recycling Association) provides related training, comprising:

  • Recycling Industry Plant-Operator Training Program
  • a Health and Safety Passport-scheme
For further information, check the website of BMRA.

Skills and knowledge:

  • capability to work well as member of a group
  • an understanding of health and safety measures
  • fine fitness levels and stamina
  • ability to operate equipment

Salary and Other Benefits:

  • Salaries for recycled metals workers can be around $13,000 to $15,000 for a year.
  • By experience, earnings can boost to about $17,000 to $19,000.

Working Conditions:

You'd work weekly for about 41 hours on weekdays. Sometimes, you may need to work overtime.

Most of the time, you'd work outdoors in all climate conditions. This work could be physically demanding, as it includes lots of lifting and bending. Circumstances could be noisy and dirty. You'd be required to put on protective outfits, like gloves, safety footwear, helmet and goggles.

Different Opportunities:

You can discover work chances with small businesses or large scrap contractors or waste management.

By experience you can advance to a manager or supervisor, if you're working for a bigger recycling-operation. You can also establish your own business.

Openings might be publicized by regional press. You can contact directly to reclamation firms and regional scrap dealers to discover openings.


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