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Sutter Metals is a family-owned business that equally values professional growth and business development. As owners raised by the diverse community of families, we recognize that the greatest business investment is in its employees. In this industry, we strive to remain unmatched in competitive compensation and benefits package for all team members, inclusive of comprehensive medical insurance and retirement plan.


  • Vehicle Processor - Tacoma, WA"
    Wage: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour DOE Job Type: Full-Time Job Location: Tacoma, WA Shift Schedule: T-Sat or M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm General Description: We are seeking two vehicle processors, preferably with experience in auto mechanics, dismantling and/or auto repair. Training provided on all necessary equipment. Job Duties: Removing vehicle cores such as auto batteries, radiators, wheels/tires, convertors, etc. Processing waste fluids from recycled vehicles – emptying into proper receptacles. Safely operating equipment such as forklifts and wheel loaders to transfer vehicles in and out of processing bays as well as moving/emptying bins and containers. Responsible for maintaining clear and safe environment in processing area. Using hand tools such as saws, ratchets, pry bars to remove vehicle cores/parts. Job Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly Ability to stand on feet for long periods of time Must pass pre-employment drug screen Candidate Preferences: Forklift/Wheel Loader operation experience Vehicle processing experience
  • Non-Ferrous Buyer / Scale Master - Tacoma, WA & Lacey, WA"
    Wage: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour DOE Job Type: Full-Time Job Location(s): Tacoma, WA and Lacey, WA Shift Schedule: T-Sat or M-F from 8:00am to 5:00pm General Description: Open Non-Ferrous Buyer positions at both Sutter Metals Lacey and Sutter Metals Tacoma. Job entails working with public and other businesses to properly grade, sort and purchase non-ferrous metals. Job Duties: Responsible for grading, weighing, and generating purchase receipts of non-ferrous material at Sutter Metals’ facility. Using certified drop-scale to weigh and record quantities. Safely operating forklifts to situate and empty various containers/bins. Maintaining customer relations – EXTREMELY customer orientated. Regular contact with general public. Maintain and grow knowledge of non-ferrous material grades for accurate purchasing and informative interactions with clients. Communicating effectively with both office and yard staff via 2-way radio, phone and in person. Sorting material into storage containers such as gaylord boxes or metal bins. General labor will include maintaining a clean and safe work area. Job Requirements: High School Diploma or GED Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly Ability to stand for long periods of time Basic computer skills (tablet/laptop) Must pass pre-employment drug screen Candidate Preferences: Experience with metal recycling / non-ferrous grading Experience with operating forklifts (or larger equipment) Customer Service experience (preferably in-person)
  • CDL Driver – Class A - Tacoma, WA or Lacey, WA based"
    Wage: $23.00 - $27.00 per our DOE Job Type: Full-Time Job Location: On Road (Local) – Lacey or Tacoma, WA base Shift Schedule: M-F; generally, from 7:00am to 4:00 pm (OT regularly available) General Description: Locally hauling scrap metals and heavy equipment using tractor-trailer [End-Dump, Dry-van, Landoll, Flatbed trailers]. Securing loads by hand. Job Duties: Safely transport scrap metals to local vendor locations in timely, courteous manner. Complete and maintain daily pre-trip inspection reports. Communicate and follow delivery instructions from Manager/Dispatcher Frequent holding and grasping for loading, unloading, chaining, and netting to secure load. Frequent lifting up to 50 lbs. Job Requirements: Must hold valid Washington Commercial Class A Driver’s License Must have acceptable DOT drug test result and history. At least two years of experience in Commercial Driving Aged 25 or above Must have and hold driving record in Good Standing. To be in Good Standing, driver must present a current DMV report with none of the following violations: DWI, homicide, reckless driving, drugs, leaving the scene WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS. Positive attitude and strong customer service orientation. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and coworkers. DILIGENT attention to safety. Candidate Preferences: OSHA training/familiarity Industry-specific experience Hazmat / TWIC Endorsement
  • Tow Truck Operator - Tacoma, WA or Lacey, WA based"
    Wage: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour DOE Job Type: Full-Time Job Location: On Road (Local), base in Lacey or Tacoma, WA Shift Schedule: M-F or T-Sat from 8:00am – 5:00pm (OT available) General Description: Towing vehicles from various, local locations to Company base or other vendors. Communicating with Dispatch, providing courteous customer service, small amount of cash/check handling and working as a part of a team. Job Duties: Safely operate flatbed tow truck to haul vehicles intended for recycling. Adhere to DOT safety requirements at all times / Maintain and complete daily pre-trip inspection reports. Maintain valid Washington State Driver’s License Communicate effectively with Dispatch, customer(s) and fellow team members Safe handling with minimal cash and company checks Hand-secure loads. Frequent grasping and holding for loading and unloading. Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs. Job Requirements: Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check Minimum age 25 Hold and maintain driving record clear of major moving citations. Candidate Preferences: 1+ year(s) of experience in Commercial Driving. Industry-specific experience OSHA training/familiarity
  • Material Handler Operator - Lacey, WA / Tacoma, WA / Centralia, WA"
    Wage: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour DOE Job Type: Full-Time Job Location(s): Lacey, WA / Tacoma, WA / Centralia, WA Shift Schedule: M-F or T-Sat from 8:00am – 5:00pm General Description: Operate wheeled excavator with grapple to manage and transfer scrap metal material. Job Duties: Maintain metal scrap pile(s), transfer material into end-dump trailers and similar shipping boxes. Assist with customer unloading Feed processing equipment such as baler/conveyer with material Communicate effectively with Production Manager and team to meet production deadlines/goals. Assess and maintain equipment integrity/safety through daily inspection reporting. Safely use material handler (excavator) to: Job Requirements: 2+ year(s) of experience in heavy equipment operation Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen Able withstand sitting for long periods of time Extreme attention to customer, coworker, and company asset safety Candidate Preferences: Industry-specific experience Experience with various forms of equipment such as forklift, wheel-loader.
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Sutter Metals is an equal opportunity employer. 

Company Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Monthly and Annual Bonus Plan 

  • Vacation PTO


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