Labor Torch Cutter

Job details


$24 an hour

Job type


  • Work authorization (Required)

  • Welding: 2 years (Required)

  • Torch: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Burner: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Burner/ Torcher for Metal Recycling Facility

Position: Torcher / Burner
Location: Surrey, BC
Pay: $24.00/hr
Schedule: Monday – Friday 6:30AM-3:00PM every other Sat 6:30AM-2:00PM
Working Conditions: Metals Recycling Facility, Cutting over sized items down using a 5 foot torch, All outdoors work, PPE provided, Manual Labor experience
Requirements: Must wear a respirator and be able to sort and cut scrap metal, Metal Fabrication experience is a huge plus, Experience using regulators

Description: The Burner reports to the Facilities & Operations Manager. The Burner is responsible for preparing purchased scrap through use of a burning torch, while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards. The Burner must possess knowledge of and be capable of wearing a respirator.

This position operates under flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the position. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increase profits.

Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)

  • Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
  • Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.

Operational Performance & Best Business Practices

  • Examines unprepared scrap to ensure conformance with company standards. If scrap does not meet specifications, burner must cut scrap utilizing appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Maintains a torching environment conducive to fire control, and is able to seek additional assistance if first efforts fail.

Equipment & Maintenance

  • Detects faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notifies proper supervisors to ensure repair.
  • Consistently operates cutting torches, regulators, torch tops, cleaners, hose removal and installation tools, water hoses, and occasionally operates oxygen lances.

Internal Control Responsibilities

  • Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating, and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures, and controls to better relate to the business.
  • Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.
  • High School diploma or GED Certification required.
  • Candidates with steady work/school attendance and dependability may also be considered.
  • Torching experience or the ability to learn the torching proficiency preferred.
  • This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

An offer of U.S. employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or any of its subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug screen and background check.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $24.00 per hour


  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • Welding: 2 years (required)
  • Torch: 1 year (preferred)
  • Burner: 1 year (preferred)