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David J. Joseph Overview

Cincinnati, OH
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Metals Brokers
Unknown / Non-Applicable
The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), founded in 1885, is a world leader in scrap metal recycling & trading. With over 70 locations, the Joseph Company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NUE) a Fortune ... Read more

David J. Joseph – Why Work For Us?

An original…in the world of recycling

In the scrap recycling industry, DJJ has a well-earned reputation for integrity and innovation. We’re recognized as a good community citizen who is trustworthy, financially strong and environmentally proactive. Since 1885, we’ve followed the principles of our founder Joseph Joseph. And become one of the most respected leaders in the industry.

Today, we have relationships with several thousand scrap metal businesses around the world. Businesses that trust us to provide value beyond price.  Our customers know we deliver what we promise. Sellers know we pay fairly and on time.  Here’s what else sets us apart:

  • global brokerage team dedicated exclusively to the scrap metal market.
  • The industry’s most advanced network of ferrous and nonferrous metal recycling centers dedicated to responsibly recycling this valuable resource.
  • One of the largest independent fleets of railcars in the business, ensuring reliable, timely delivery.
  • Scrap Management provides the industrial companies with customized programs and ships directly to the mill to maximize the revenue received for their scrap metal generated.
  • A family of self-serve used auto parts stores that save do-it-yourselfers money while helping save the environment.

We’re a world leader in scrap processing and trading. And we’re not only helping change old metal back into new, we’re also changing misperceptions of what a scrap company can do… and be.

When we – the more than 1,800 employees of DJJ – look at scrap, we don’t see heaps of rusty, old metal. We see potential. Potential for shiny new cars and appliances. Potential for affordable feedstock for production. And of course, potential for conserving energy and creating a cleaner environment. Then we go to work, harnessing all that potential with the best technology in the business.

Proud. Passionate. Team Players.

Working at DJJ creates a sense of loyalty. We’re passionate about our business and about building relationships that stand the test of time. We’re hands-on self-starters who thrive on opportunities, challenges and have a strong work ethic. We’re competitive but, first and foremost, we’re team players.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to check out our job openings.

At DJJ, we recognize the pressures and challenges employees face when trying to balance work and home life.  We also understand that our employees are better able to meet the demands of their jobs when their own personal needs are being met.  At The David J. Joseph Company, we value the time employees commit to our team and we offer competitive compensation including bonus opportunities and an excellent benefits package:

  • Company sponsored 401(k) plan with company match and additional company retirement contributions
  • Medical and Dental coverage for employees and their dependents, including preventive care
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Monthly Stock Investment Plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program

Check out this video from our 2017 summer intern, who is joining DJJ full time in June!

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    Great opportunities to make your mark at a young age all while having the freedom and autonomy make impactful business decisions without having to live under the corporate 9-5 umbrella.


    Most of the executive management have brokerage experience.

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    The interviewer went over (in order): my education, previous employment, general strengths & weaknesses, why this position (also proposed another position), past experience in similar roles, and finally position & area preference.

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David J. Joseph Awards & Accolades

  • Energy Star Certified, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2017

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