As a part of our continued growth, LKQ is seeking an Equipment Loader Operator position to join our team! The Equipment Loader Operator plays a critical role in ensuring a positive customer experience. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with a quality part as described. The Equipment Loader Operator is responsible for properly moving vehicles through all phases of the operation. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who works well in a fast-paced environment, is hardworking, and extremely confident operating heavy equipment. To excel in this position, you must be able to multitask, communicate well with others, have hands-on automotive repair experience with a knowledge of automobiles, and a basic understanding of the function of each part of a vehicle. The ideal candidate needs to be very goal orientated and willing to work at a very fast pace while maintaining the quality and accuracy set forth in the job expectations. If you like growth and working with happy, enthusiastic individuals, you'll enjoy a career with us!
Essential Job Duties:
Unload haulers and stage cars for inventory department to inventory.
Support dismantling by bringing un-processed cars to dismantle and place vehicle back in the yard.
Crush vehicles that have reached their useful life.
Maintain Inventory locations and integrity of vehicles placed in the yard.
Loads scrap haulers with crushed cars that are ready for final disposal.
High school education with automotive background and heavy equipment experience.
Must have hands-on automotive repair experience.
Must have a basic understanding of the function of each part of a vehicle. Must use hand tools, air tools, and torches. Previous experience working with inventory systems.
Sits, stands, bends, and moves intermittently.
Subject to intense physical labor and repetitive lifting.
Must be able to lift at least 75lbs.
Must be able to work outside in various types of weather. Works with hydraulic oils, motor oils, antifreeze, and diesel fuels. environmentally controlled with a/c and heat.
Must be flexible as the position requires body twisting and motion to have a clear view of what it is that you are doing.
Previous heavy equipment operating, some computer skills, general maintenance and understanding of mechanical equipment.
LKQ offers competitive pay and a very generous Benefits package that includes:
401k Plan with generous employer match, Insurance Plans for (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability), Paid Time-Off, Paid Holiday and Tuition Reimbursement program
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The job requires sitting for relatively long periods of time while driving. The employee should be able to tolerate high and low temperature levels, and occasional inclement driving conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in some work environments is moderately loud. This position requires frequent bending, climbing, moving, and lifting at least 75 pounds during the loading/unloading of trucks.
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