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Title:  Retail Scale Buyer


Athens, GA, US, 30601

Division:  Shredder
Job ID:  3950

it’s what’s inside that counts



There’s more to CMC than our steel products and the buildings, structures, and roads they go into. At CMC, it’s the people inside our recycling centers, fabrication plants, steel mills and offices that make us who we are as a company. Our success comes from finding, retaining, and supporting the highest quality talent by offering:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Training
  • Paid time off
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision
  • Company-paid life and disability
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Why This Job

CMC provides an excellent opportunity to learn the steel industry and grow in your career. Whether you will spend your day in an office cubicle, operating a crane or running the melt shop at one of our mills, at CMC, you’ll get the training and support from your team that you need to excel in your role and reach your full potential.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for purchases of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal from industrial accounts
  • Purchases scrap metal materials in accordance with current market conditions based on pricing standards/models established by Company policy
  • Owns internal and external customer service relating to ferrous or non-ferrous business
  • Maintains work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows safety regulations
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders and steps, work outside under all weather conditions
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations in order to purchase materials in compliance
  • Demonstrates outstanding customer service skills to ensure repeat business.

What You'll Need

  • Operate a forklift to move material and supplies as required
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Sense of teamwork as well as independent initiative required
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, assignments, priorities, and complete them on schedule
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrates buying/selling skills & product knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to work as a team player in a fast-paced environment, with strong multitasking abilities, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Minimum 1 year experience in either recycling and/or manufacturing environment preferred

Your Education

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent experience preferred

We are Commercial Metals Company, a Fortune 500 company with a family feel that’s already part of your life. Our steel products have been supporting structures in more than 20 countries for over 100 years. And the secret to our success? We’ve built our legacy by assembling a team of innovators and doers to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing our world over the last 100 years — but we’re just getting started.


If you’re ready to reimagine ways to make the steel industry more sustainable, reinforce the bridges and roadways connecting our communities, and do meaningful work, you’re ready to join CMC. Apply today and start moving your career — and our world — forward. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Athens

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