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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Crane Operator (5331)

Location: Houston, TX (0200)  
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Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Crane Operator to join our CMC Houston Recycling Operations in Houston, Texas. As part of the CMC team, the Crane Operator will operate the assigned crane in a safe and efficient manner. This position's working conditions include working in an uncontrolled climate with exposure to heat and cold. The Crane Operator will also provide dependable support to plant operations.

This position works an eight (8) hour shift Monday thru Friday; which may include some overtime to include at least four (4) hours on Saturday. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career, this is the job for you!

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Transports / processes scrap material utilizing crane and or mobile shear.
  • Sorts material utilizing crane and or mobile shear by grade, size, and per customer specs.
  • Loads and unloads trucks with scrap material utilizing magnet and/or grapple attachment.
  • Inspects all mobile equipment such as cranes and forklifts daily before use.
  • Assists with minor repairs of equipment, and washes equipment.
  • Performs constant repetitive finger movement to include twisting and or pressure involving the wrists/hands.
  • Must be able to frequently lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Utilizes rails and steps to frequently climb in and out of the crane cab.
  • Submits requests to provide preventative maintenance of all mobile equipment such as cranes and forklifts as required.
  • Complies with safety procedures and regulations at all times.
  • Ensures all jobs are completed in a proficient and safe manner.
  • Shows a safety first mindset; recommends improvements to make the workplace safer for self and others.
  • Willing to learn; enjoys tackling new challenges.
  • Is organized and shows attention to detail, with a "get it right the first time" mindset.
  • Demonstrates dependability in attendance, work completion, and flexibility to meet business needs.
  • Works well with team members or independently; gives and receives feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Makes timely and sound decisions; uses resources wisely.
  • Displays a positive, can-do attitude; maintains composure when faced with difficult situations.
  • Ability to sit/stand for duration of shift, up to eight (8) hours.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Skill Requirements
  • 1 or more years of experience operating hydraulic cranes (not cable cranes or overhead cranes).
  • 1 or more years of experience in either recycling or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to change priorities quickly, work effectively under time constraints and contribute to the team.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and work with or without supervision.
  • Must have excellent internal and external customer service skills.
  • Must have organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Must speak and understand English language in verbal communication.
  • Must be able to work an eight (8) hour shift Monday thru Friday; which may include some overtime to include at least four (4) hours on Saturday.
  • Ability to work in extremes in weather temperatures to include working in non-temperature controlled environments.
  • Ability to stand for duration of shift, up to 8 hours; frequent physical activity such as walking, climbing stairs or reaching to work with equipment throughout the entire shift.
Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED preferred.


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.