Why the scrap industry?
What is the process?
We reimagine what others consider useless and begin by purchasing an end of life item like a vehicle or appliance. Our state of the art equipment allows us to process the scrapped material and prepare it to ship to a steel mill to make a new product. All the while, we turn a profit from processing and brokering the material. This is all in a day’s work in the scrap metal industry.
Why would I want to work in the scrap industry?
We get this question a lot. The scrap metal industry is one of the most dynamic in the world. Global trade, economics and sociopolitical issues impact our daily operations. The board room, scrap yard and trading office are the playing fields. Nearly 1,900 of us around the world are empowered to lead our company forward.
From office to field
Working in scrap metal is not what you think. What we do is innovative and influenced by global events. Where we do it ranges from the board room to the scrap yard to the trading office. Every employee at The David J. Joseph Company prides themselves on doing what it takes to get the job done, regardless of their location or work environment.
Downtown Cincinnati is our home, and we employ professionals and administrative staff in all career areas here. The culture at our headquarters is relaxed and family-like. We are given autonomy, and the company trusts us to make decisions to better the company. We don’t believe in red tape. We believe every teammate has the knowledge, skill and intelligence to make us successful.
Whether it’s a recycling center or a self-service used auto parts location, our operations team is dedicated to performance and safety. We believe in working hard to get the job done right the first time, and with the utmost respect paid to maintaining an environment where every teammate can be confident they will return home safely at the end of the day. We employ management professionals and production teammates at each location.
Fast-paced and dynamic. That’s the best way to describe one of our brokerage locations. These small offices are staffed by 3-5 professionals responsible for buying and selling scrap metal around the world. Our brokers are usually not too far from their phone, and quite frequently are on the road visiting their customers and our operations facilities.
Really good people make a really good company
Everyone wants to work with people and a company they respect. We have a 135+ year track record of operating an ethical business with a positive work culture. It may sound cliché, but it’s true: We’re a big, global company that still feels small.
Respect and integrity
Although our employees come from varied backgrounds and experiences, we all have a couple things in common. We’re all down to earth people who appreciate hard work and integrity. We all have a genuine level of respect and camaraderie for one another.
Working as a team
We have a “one for all, all for one” mentality. We understand the value of working together for the common good, because when the company benefits, we benefit. There are no oversized egos and “me over we.” Instead, we’re a cohesive unit ready to make an impact.
We have your needs covered
We understand our teammates work better when their needs are being met. Those needs are different for each teammate, but mainly consist of a positive work environment and culture, an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation, including bonus opportunities.
- Company-sponsored 401(k) plan with company match and additional company retirement contributions
- Medical, dental and vision coverage for teammates and their dependents, including preventive care
- Life insurance
- Disability coverage
- Paid holidays
- Paid vacation
- Employee monthly stock investment plan with company match
- Health savings account
- Employee assistance program
- Wellbeing program
- AND MORE!
Personal training & development, shared successes.
Personal and professional development is key to our future success.
We value the importance of training and career development so much we created a University! The DJJ University is a compilation of many programs and learning opportunities offered through in-house seminars and outside programs. It’s a commitment to every teammate of The David J. Joseph Company, whether they are working in our corporate headquarters, a brokerage office or one of our operations facilities.
A diverse workplace contributes to a successful business
Our approach to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace is organic. We’re a global company that offers careers in multiple work environments, necessitating that we hire a diverse workforce to achieve our full potential as a company. We crave new ideas, different perspectives and unique backgrounds and experiences. These are things that make us a better company and better people.
We embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace, not just as a business, but as an ethical company and team of really good people. DJJ is a proud member of the African American Chamber and partner of the Ohio Diversity Council.
Join the DJJ family
Working at The David J. Joseph Company is rewarding. Just ask any of our long-tenured teammates who thrive in our family-friendly culture, and benefit from competitive compensation, exceptional development opportunities, a diverse workplace, and everything else DJJ has to offer.