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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. 

Operations Specialist, Rotational Trainee Program (5292)

Location: Mesa, AZ (0004)  
Relocation Assistance:
Position Overview

This is an exciting leadership program for a new grad with a Fortune 500 company! The Operations Specialist will have the opportunity to get a 360 degree experience within CMC's steel production to understand how we melt and refine steel. CMC Steel Arizona is a state of the art micromill utilizing groundbreaking technology within the steel manufacturing industry. This program is designed to prepare, train, and promote employees into the various areas of leadership within CMC. This position will focus primarily on business operations, technical training and leading employees. Successful candidates will train in various operations within the CMC core business to include mill operations, maintenance and exposure to other lines of business.

CMC has developed this training program to be hands on and not a desktop training program. Selected candidates will be required to perform many of the duties within our facilities. This may include outside work in hot/cold/wet conditions, working at heights and other unique situations. While we do not see our candidates in the program as long term laborers or operators, we feel it is important and necessary for our leaders to have a good understanding of the work we do and how challenging it may be.

Candidate may be required to travel during the training period and be willing to relocate to other CMC facilities upon completion of training program. The training program will exceed 1 year but usually not more than 2 years.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Under direction of management, work on business projects as assigned
• Work in roles at the plant level to learn processes and procedures (loop training)
• Attend monthly meeting with assigned Director/Business Partner to measure progress and obtain feedback
• Write progress reports on a monthly basis
• Attend, participate and facilitate meetings as directed by Local Management
• May work in short-term assignment roles (fill in for vacations, vacancies, and other as required by the business)
• Learn equipment and processes, in the plant, from start to finish
• Ability to work flexible hours and available upon the needs of the business. This will include rotating shifts, nights, and/or weekends.

Experience and Skill Requirements

• Effective Communications (Written and Verbal)
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Software and PC
• Leadership Aptitude
• Mechanical Aptitude
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Customer Service driven
• Ability to analyze data
• Complex Problem Solving
• Results Driven
• Ability to be self-motivated
• Planning/Setting Priorities
• Presentation Skills
• Ability to work within all levels of the organization
• Process Driven
• High Integrity/Honesty - Work under the guidelines of the company values
• Change Management/Adaptability
• Adaptability to experiencing shift work
• Must be open to possible relocation at the end of the training period

Education Requirements

Associates Degree OR, relevant previous military experience



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.