Shredder Cleaner Job in Hamilton, ON at American Iron and Metal –

Company Description

American Iron & Metal (AIM) is a family-owned company and recognized global leader in the metal recycling industry with more than 125 sites and 3500 employees worldwide. We have continued to prosper for the last eight decades (we just celebrated our 86th birthday!) thanks to the dedication of our employees and the ongoing trust and support of our customers.

Become part of the AIM community, a growing team with an entrepreneurial spirit who has over the years evolved into a successful and multifaceted company with business divisions that include metal recycling, decommissioning and demolition, auto-parts sales and recycling, manufacturing of solder assemblies, construction waste recycling, and production of customized industrial and mining products.

We take pride in doing good things for the environment to help create a greener, more sustainable future for all.

It’s simple; we do it right. We AIM for excellence.

Job Description

We are seeking a detail-oriented and motivated, Shredder Cleaner to join our team for the afternoon shift, Monday-Friday, 3:00pm-11:00pm. As a Shredder Cleaner, you will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and efficiency of our shredding equipment. Your role will involve removing debris, monitoring the shredder’s operation, and ensuring optimal performance. This position requires a keen eye for safety, the ability to work in a physically demanding environment, and a commitment to maintaining a clean and organized workplace.

Equipment Cleaning: Clean and maintain shredding equipment, including conveyor systems, screens, magnets, and other components, to ensure optimal performance and prevent contamination

Remove unwanted materials, such as non-metallic objects, dirt, and other contaminants, from the shredder and its surrounding areas to prevent damage and maintain efficiency

Follow all safety protocols and guidelines, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to maintain a safe work environment

Adhere to lockout/tagout procedures and other safety practices

Maintain cleanliness and organization in the shredder area, ensuring the removal of debris, proper waste disposal, and general housekeeping tasks

Maintain accurate records of cleaning activities, inspections, and any maintenance or repairs performed on the shredding equipment

Communicate effectively with supervisors, operators, and other team members to coordinate cleaning schedules, report issues, and ensure smooth operations


Previous experience in an industrial cleaning or maintenance role is preferred

Basic understanding of machinery and equipment operation is an asset

Knowledge of safety procedures and the ability to follow safety guidelines and protocols

Physical stamina and the ability to perform tasks that involve standing, bending, lifting, and manual dexterity

Attention to detail and the ability to spot and remove contaminants from the shredder equipment effectively

Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize cleaning tasks and meet deadlines

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Good communication skills to interact with supervisors, operators, and other team members

Familiarity with metal recycling processes and materials is an asset

Additional Information

A competitive wage, vacation, benefits and a RRSP matching program

The tools and support needed to be successful in your career and professional development

A dynamic and rewarding work environment that is also a lot of fun!

Flexible work options that support a healthy work-life balance

About the Company

Company: American Iron and Metal –

Company Location:  Hamilton, ON

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