Title:  Mechanic Apprentice


Sayreville, NJ, US, 08872

Job ID:  12185

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:

  • Day 1 benefits coverage with low cost medical, vision, dental
  • Paid-time off and vacation starting Day 1
  • Competitive compensation and bonuses
  • Company-paid Lifestyle fund, life and disability insurance
  • Company matching 401(k) plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Training and advancement opportunities

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

  • Answer and make emergency calls to make repairs on equipment
  • Demonstrate safe work practices and behaviors. Regularly inspect for, report, and correct unsafe or hazardous conditions. Actively participate in the site Safety Program
  • Demonstrate these skills and processes as training progresses by producing results independently or on a team, to undertake tasks as instructed while increasing overall contribution to the department
  • Work safely to prevent on the job injuries by following safety rules and regulations at all times including proper wearing of company PPE
  • Maintain communication with coworkers through two-way radio and hand signals
  • Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition
  • Observe, learn and understand a wide range of skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical personnel
  • Operate mobile equipment to lift and transport materials, including loaders, cranes, manlifts and forklift
  • Read and interpret condition reports, and/or repair orders. Communicate with necessary personnel for clarification of problems. May discuss preventative techniques to minimize future repairs
  • Test, troubleshoot, and repair equipment to maximize safe and productive operations
  • Understand all safety and environmental compliance standards, regulations and policies
  • Use a large array of hand and power tools, precision measuring instruments, and test equipment

What You'll Need

  • Basic personal computer and corporate standard software skills (MS Word, Excel) are required
  • Depending on business needs or personal interest, apprentices may be placed on a 12-hour shift rotation (days and nights)
  • Exposure to heat, dust fumes and mists, uneven surfaces, loud noise, heights, confined spaces, poor lighting conditions, material, products and by-products associated with the manufacturing of steel
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills are required
  • Knowledge/experience in a Computerized Maintenance Management System is a plus
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to follow directions and work in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Must be dedicated to learning the trade and willing to put in the extra time and effort to build knowledge and gain experience
  • Must be proficient in at least one of the basic crafts of electrician, millwright, fabricator, welder, or vehicle mechanic
  • Must manage time appropriately, meeting hard deadlines
  • Normal work hours are days, Monday to Friday, with extended hours as required to meet project deadlines or resulting from periods of peak workload
  • Required to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding to access elevations, able to crouch for periods of time, push, pull, lift and turn while carrying tools, material and equipment in various parts of the facility

Your Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required

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: New Jersey