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Title:  Ladle Crane Operator 1


Mesa, AZ, US, 85212

Division:  Melt Shop
Job ID:  8121

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.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

-Operate the hot metal crane safely in accordance with CMC procedures at all times
-Work safely to prevent on the job injuries by following all safety rules and procedures
-Wear proper safety equipment at all times
-Perform a visual inspection of the crane and report any unsafe condition to supervisor or maintenance personnel.
-Fill out crane inspection reports every shift
-Communicate with co-workers and be aware of personnel or vehicles working in an unsafe manner under the working crane at all times
-Inspect cables and hoist blocks for damage and report if needed
-Perform housekeeping when time permits
-Transport full ladles of liquid metal from the ladle furnace up on to the caster turret
-Remove, install, and add to electrode columns both at the EAF and ladle furnaces if needed
-Remove ladles from the caster turret and dump them if they are empty
-Set and pick up empty ladles horizontally at the ladle turn around station (ladle area)
-Position empty ladle on tapping car
-During upset conditions operator may be required to re-ladle, or pour steel from one ladle into another or re-ladle back into the furnace
-Transport supplies and equipment to the operation floors at EAF, Ladle Furnace, and Caster areas
-Understand the liquid forming process route
-Report and communicate all safety violations
-Suggest improvements in work methods and procedures by verbally communicating ideas with others
-Assist with other duties such as preventive maintenance, general housekeeping, and standing in for co-workers scheduled off
-Work as part of a team to get the job done safely and in a timely manner
-Communicate with others about production concerns, needs, and possible problems
-Troubleshoot work related problems using experience, job knowledge, and by communicating with others to solve the problem safely-train other personnel to operate the hot metal crane
-Attend and participate in safety meetings

-Attend meetings when required or requested
-Ability to work in a hot non-climate control environment
-Ability to work on elevated services and in a cab
-Annual crane physical required
-Accumulate 2 PSM's/month

Experience and Qualifications

-Experience operating overhead cranes is strongly favored
-Work on a rotating shift which includes nights, weekends, and holidays
-Some overtime will be required through our “Mandatory Overtime Program”
-Must be able to lift 50lbs
-Ability to work as a team player in a fast paced environment, with excellent strong work ethic,

attention to detail, and organizational skills
-Ability to communicate effectively has good interpersonal skills
-Must be able to learn quickly and multitask
-Ability to work in extreme heat
-Rigging of loads

Education Requirements

Vo-Tech High school or High school/GED.

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: Phoenix

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