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General Laborer 

About the Organization Alter Trading Corporation, a 120+ year old company, with 70+ scrap metal processing facilities throughout the Midwest and Southern region. Alter is committed to our customers by being the best source of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal and by giving great customer service. Our corporate support center and marketing is located in St. Louis, MO, with Trading Offices located in St. Louis and in Hong Kong. Our website is  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Dubuque  
Position General Laborer  

Job Description/Responsibilities

Under supervision, loads and unloads material from customer vehicles, trucks or rail cars and sorts into appropriate areas, uses mechanized equipment to sort and/or break down material for customer use.


  • Inspects inbound material received from customers
  • Identifies non-ferrous metals and sorts different grades of material according to mill specifications
  • Packages scrap in appropriate manner
  • Operates alligator shear to cut down materials
  • Moves material in the yard or warehouse area utilizing forklift, bobcat, or pay loader
  • May use torching equipment to break down material
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or required.


  • Identifies and sorts different kinds of metal.
  • Sorts iron according to mill specifications.
  • Inspects all inbound material. Inspects trailers and rail cars for cleanliness and/or radiation.
  • Drives semi-tractor/trailer in the yard in order to move material around or load rail cars or other trailers.
  • Moves other material in the yard utilizing bobcat or pay loader.
  • May use torching equipment to break down material.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned or required.


Candidate must wear all necessary PPE when working in the yard. Follows company safety standards at all times. Failure to follow safety requirements may result in loss of position.

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements


High school diploma or GED preferred but not required. Candidate must be able to interact with customers and vendors in a friendly and courteous manner. 

Prior experience operating heavy machinery preferred but not required as we will train candidates.   Some mechanical aptitude is necessary.  Will use hand tools for minor repairs.  Qualified candidate must be able to lift a minimum of 30-50 lbs. and 100+lbs on 2-person lift.

Shift -not applicable-  
Category Production  

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