Employment

Are you looking for a full-time opportunity to be trained from scratch and rewarded by a great company in the metal recycling business? If you are self-starting and motivated, we want you on our team!!

Our Team

Pacific Iron & Metal and Pacific Fabrics are part of the Glant Pacific Companies, which is a family-run business whose employees know how to simultaneously work hard and have a lot of fun. We have long-lasting employees because of the camaraderie, upward mobility, competitive wages (plus health, 401(k) match and a significant profit-sharing quarterly bonus) and other perks that we offer, such as tickets to sporting events, company discounts and holiday bonuses. Our employees make our business.

Employment Opportunities

General Handyman/Building Maintenance

Salary: $40-55k annually

Your Role

You are someone who is looking to utilize and grow your skills in maintenance work for a stable company working amongst great people in a fast-paced environment.

Reporting directly to our Facility Manager, you will assist in the routine maintenance, diagnosis of issues and repair of our facilities.

You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included free).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be Monday through Friday during business hours. Your role may require occasional evening and weekend work as well.

Your Compensation

Your compensation will depend on your experience (likely ranging from $40k-55k). You will receive your base wage plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program, which has recently averaged over 10 % of annual wages. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, repair and maintain company’s facilities
  • Work with Facility Manager and the Maintenance Team to conduct Preventative Maintenance (as scheduled/required)
  • Solve equipment issues in economical and safe fashion
  • Perform other duties as requested by Facility Manager

Your Skills

  • Been there, done that – Experience in building maintenance, including some automotive work, is preferred
  • Versatile – Skilled in general building maintenance
  • Problem Solver – Works with limited technical guidance
  • Safety First – You stay updated on safety protocols and adhere to same
  • Communicator – Strong communicator with all members of the team
  • Detailed – Excellent attention to detail
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do
You will also need a valid drivers’ license to assist in parts runs. You may be subject to a drug test.

Outside Sales/Customer Service Representative

Salary: DOE

Your Role

You are someone who is looking to make a direct impact on the growth curve of an otherwise stable company. You know how to provide great customer service to your existing accounts, and you’re not afraid to cold call, pop in and relentlessly get after leads.

Reporting directly to our President, you are primarily responsible for developing and maintaining great relationships with existing and potential customers/suppliers in the maritime and aerospace industries and beyond. You will achieve your goals by (1) visiting facilities of current and potential suppliers around Western Washington, such as other recycling facilities, machine shops and utility companies, (2) developing and building customer/supplier relationships, including the development of customer specific marketing materials, and negotiating prices and contracts that build, grow, and retain the supplier base, (3) giving superior customer service in every situation, 100% of the time. and (4) ultimately bringing in thousands of pounds of non-ferrous metal for our production crew. You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be generally Monday through Friday.

Your Compensation

Your compensation will depend on your experience. You will receive a base salary plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Manage existing Western Washington accounts and assist them with their scrap metal handling
  • Research various industries for potential customer/supplier opportunities
  • Establish new accounts through cold-calls, cold-visits and referral follow-ups
  • Conduct month-end account pricing
  • Assist in-house metal buyers when short-handed at the office

Your Skills

  • Wicked smart – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • “Office” Nerd – Strong skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word, preferred
  • All ears – You are a great listener
  • Customer service freak – Trouble sleeping if your customer has not been served well
  • Been there – Experience working in industrial/value-add wholesaler industries a plus
  • Done that – Experience working in sales and not needing hand-holding an A-plus
  • Takin’ Care of Business – Ability to take initiative and be a driver of change
  • Circus performer – You can juggle projects and issues like no other
  • Communicator – You can convey your ideas succinctly and respectfully
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do

CDL A Truck Driver/Starts at $30 per hour/Home Daily

Salary: Up to $35/hour

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Competitive wages and great benefits
  • Premium OT opportunities
  • Home everyday!
  • No weekends!
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Service our scrap metal accounts around Western Washington
  • Conduct pick-ups and drop-offs of tubs, roll-offs, etc.
  • Conduct certain recordkeeping regarding mileage, drive time and maintenance
  • Work well both alone or in a team setting, including with our customers
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB
  • May require dexterity when strapping/unstrapping tubs
  • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform duties
EXPERIENCE
  • Must be a Class A driver with preferred minimum of two years’ experience
  • Roll-off and flatbed experience is a plus
  • Ability to communicate orally and written in a professional manner

To Apply

Please send your resume, DOT Medical Card and Driving Record via email to careers@paciron.com or fax to the attention of Larry Quealey at (206) 628-6252. We will respond to qualified applicants to set up an interview.

Fleet Mechanic

Salary: $70-90k annually

Your Role

You are someone who is looking to utilize and grow your skills in mechanical and maintenance work for a stable company working amongst great people in a fast-paced environment.

Reporting directly to our Facility Manager, you will assist in the routine maintenance, diagnosis of issues and repair of our facilities, as well as the following equipment:

  • Semi and Roll-Off Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • Tooling and more.

You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included free).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be Monday through Friday during business hours. Your role may require occasional evening and weekend work as well.

Your Compensation

Earn between $70k to $90k , based on experience. You will receive your base wage plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program, which has recently averaged over 10 % of annual wages. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Diagnose, troubleshoot, repair and maintain company’s facilities, truck fleet, forklifts and processing equipment
  • Work with Facility Manager and the Maintenance Team to conduct Preventative Maintenance (as scheduled/required)
  • Solve equipment issues in economical and safe fashion
  • Perform other duties as requested by Facility Manager

Your Skills

  • Been there, done that – Experience in changing oil, filters, fuel filters, air filters, greasing truck chassis, bearings, and equipment is preferred
  • Versatile – Skilled in general building maintenance and small engine repair
  • Problem Solver – Works with limited technical guidance
  • Safety First – You stay updated on safety protocols and adhere to same
  • Communicator – Strong communicator with all members of the team
  • Detailed – Excellent attention to detail
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do
You will also need a valid drivers’ license to assist in parts runs. You may be subject to a drug test.

Forklift Driver

Salary: Starting at $18.69/hour

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Operating a forklift in the movement of bins and equipment
  • Grading and sorting products according to factors such as color, length, width, appearance, feel, and quality to ensure correct processing
  • Basic sorting of scrap, as well as metal and debris in preparation processing
  • Assisting with yard/facility cleanup and maintenance
  • Following all safety guidelines and protocol, including wearing of all PPE
  • Employees may be required to work some overtime on certain Saturdays until noon
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time, hear audible warning signals, walk and stand on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Operating and moving various equipment may require dexterity to push, pull, climb, bend, twist, turn, reach, etc.
  • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform duties
EXPERIENCE
  • Experience driving a forklift is necessary
  • Ability to be flexible to changing work conditions and assignments, and work well within a team
  • Experience working within the Scrap Metal industry an asset
  • Skid steer experience is a plus
  • Experience torching scrap metal is also a plus

General Labor

Salary: $40-55k annually

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Grading and sorting products according to factors such as color, length, width, appearance, feel, and quality to ensure correct processing
  • Assisting with yard/facility cleanup and maintenance
  • Following all safety guidelines and protocol, including wearing of all PPE
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time, hear audible warning signals, walk and stand on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Operating and moving various equipment may require dexterity to push, pull, climb, bend, twist, turn, reach, etc.
  • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform duties
EXPERIENCE
  • No experience necessary but must be physically fit
  • Ability to be flexible to changing work conditions and assignments, and work well within a team
  • Experience working within the Scrap Metal industry an asset
  • Forklift and skid steer experience is a plus
  • Experience torching scrap metal is also a plus

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Salary: $70-90k annually

Your Role

You are someone who is looking to utilize and grow your skills as a mechanic for a stable company working amongst great people in a fast-paced environment.

Reporting directly to our Facility Manager, you are primarily responsible for maintenance and repair of the following equipment:

  • Semi and Roll-Off Trucks
  • Forklifts
  • HRB Baler
  • Industrial Shears
  • Tooling and more.

You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included free).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be Monday through Friday during business hours. Your role may require occasional evening and weekend work as well.

Your Compensation

Your compensation will depend on your experience. You will receive your base wage plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program, which has recently averaged over 10 % of annual wages. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Perform routine maintenance repairs on truck fleet, forklifts and processing equipment
  • Work with Facility Manager to conduct Preventative Maintenance (as scheduled/required)
  • Solve equipment issues in economical and safe fashion
  • Perform other duties as requested by Facility Manager

Your Skills

  • Been there, done that: 1-2 years vocational training or 3+ years experience required
  • Circus performer – You can juggle projects and issues like no other
  • Safety First – You stay updated on safety protocols and adhere to same
  • Communicator – You keep your team informed on your projects
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do

You will also need a valid drivers’ license and may be subject to a drug test.

Scrap Metal Burner

Salary: $40-55k annually

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Torch cut scrap metal of various sizes down to specified dimensions using an oxygen/natural gas torch
  • Adherence with company safety and environmental standards
  • Perform pre-shift and post-shift inspections to ensure equipment is in good working order
  • Assisting with yard/facility cleanup and maintenance
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM JOB
  • Good visual acuity
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time, hear audible warning signals, walk and stand on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Operating and moving various equipment may require dexterity to push, pull, climb, bend, twist, turn, reach, etc.
  • Must exhibit a high level of endurance, energy, and strength to successfully perform duties
EXPERIENCE
  • Previous experience with torch cutting and respirators
  • Ability to be flexible to changing work conditions and assignments, and work well within a team
  • Experience working within the Scrap Metal industry an asset
  • Forklift and skid steer experience is a plus
  • Experience torching scrap metal is also a plus

Scale Operator/Buyer/Customer Service Representative

Salary: $45-60k

Your Role

You will succeed here if you are an organized, team player, who provides great customer service and knows how to work in a blue collar industry.

Reporting directly to our President, you will work alongside our team of buyers to work with existing and potential customers/suppliers in the maritime and aerospace industries and beyond. You will be trained from scratch even if you have no experience, and you will have the support of many years of experience in the people around you.

For those that have longer career aspirations, this role has room to expand into into higher leadership if interested. You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be generally Monday through Friday.

Your Compensation

Your compensation will depend on your experience. You will receive a base wage plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Providing fantastic customer service on the phone and in-person with our suppliers
  • Operating one of our customer scales
  • Research various industries for potential customer/supplier opportunities
  • Expand your skill set when answering the call to work in other departments for our mid-sized business
  • Attend quarterly meetings with your colleagues to focus on continuous improvement

Your Skills

  • Customer service freak – Trouble sleeping if your customer has not been served well
  • Been there – Experience working in industrial/value-add wholesaler industries a plus
  • Done that – Experience on a forklift is a plus
  • Takin’ Care of Business – Ability to take initiative and be a driver of change
  • Circus performer – You can juggle projects and issues like no other
  • Communicator – You can convey your ideas succinctly and respectfully
  • All ears – You are a great listener
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do

Health and Safety Manager

Salary: DOE

Your Role

You will succeed here if you are an organized, team player, who cares about keeping your colleagues safe and maintaining meticulous regulatory compliance.

Reporting to our VP Operations, you will work mainly on health and safety matters relating to LNI and truck fleet compliance, safety drills, safety meetings and education programs for our employees. While prior experience is desired, we will train from scratch even if you have no experience, and you will have the support of many years of experience in the people around you.

This role also requires cross-training with some of other job roles, including scale operation and customer service. You will work from our Seattle headquarters in SODO (parking included).

Your new job with us is full-time and anticipated to be generally Monday through Friday.

Your Compensation

Your compensation will depend on your experience. You will receive a base wage plus you’ll participate in our quarterly company profit sharing program. You will also receive our other company benefits, which include, full health and dental with employer contributions to your HSA, a voluntary cash benefits program, paid vacation, sick, holiday and personal day and 401(k) with healthy employer matching program.

Specific Tasks

  • Run health and safety programs across our three onsite businesses
  • Investigate and internally report safety-related incidences
  • Work with HR to maintain efficiently run LNI program
  • Maintain OSHA/WISHA logs
  • Maintain compliance with WSDOT and FMCSA for our truck program
  • Expand your skill set when answering the call to work in other departments for our mid-sized business

Your Skills

  • Organized – Keeping meticulous records for compliance
  • Been there – Experience working in industrial/value-add wholesaler industries a plus
  • Done that – Experience managing health and safety a plus
  • Takin’ Care of Business – Ability to take initiative and be a driver of change
  • Circus performer – You can juggle projects and issues like no other
  • Communicator – You can convey your ideas succinctly and respectfully
  • All ears – You are a great listener
  • Make good choices – You use great judgment in all that you do

How to Apply

Please send your resume via email to careers@paciron.com or come to our offices and fill-out an application at 2230 Fourth Ave South, Seattle, Washington 98134. Significant profit sharing quarterly bonus, full health and benefits package, including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and 401(k) with healthy matching program.

About Pacific Iron & Metal

In business since 1917 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Pacific Iron & Metal is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most-respected, environmentally conscious, non-ferrous metal recyclers. Pacific Iron & Metal provides service to hundreds of companies of varying sizes across Washington State and beyond. The company is headquartered in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood, just a stone’s throw away from Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park. At Pacific Iron & Metal Co., we are more than a work force, we are family.

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