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River Metals Recycling Overview

Fort Mitchell, KY
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Metals Brokers
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
River Metals Recycling, LLC (RMR) is a wholly owned venture of Cincinnati-based, The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), one of USA's largest scrap metal companies.

Our parent Company's rich history began in 1885. We possess a ... Read more

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River Metals Recycling – Why Work With Us?

At River Metals Recycling, we strive to be good neighbors, good stewards of the environment and a great place to do business.

Our employees, customers, communities and environment deserve nothing less than our very best every day.

We take pride in our company commitment to the:

  • Culture of safety. A goal of zero accidents. Ever.
  • Culture of environmental awareness. Because scrap yards help save the Earth.
  • Culture of integrity. We follow strict standards for what materials we will accept.
  • Culture of giving back. Supporting the communities in which we work and live.

Neighborhood Outreach

We strive to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we do business. For example, all our facilities support local community fire departments, providing space and vehicles for firefighters training with “Jaws of Life”.

We work with fire and police departments, and have developed strong community partnerships with programs like:

  • The Healing Place – Louisville, KY
  • Lower Price Hill Neighborhood Enhancement Program
  • The Decatur County Community Foundation
  • The National Energy Education Development Program
  • The Green Triangle, Louisville’s District 9 Sustainability Initiative
Working with communities…and the people who protect them.

Of all the relationships we’ve built since 1998, we are most proud of our work with local law enforcement. All across the nation, our employees are teaming up with local police officers and elected officials to tackle the important issue of combating metal theft. For starters, we digitally record every single transaction in our facilities. Police use this information to identify suspects and help keep crime out of our communities. Serving those who serve and protect.

Safer for the planet. And your neighborhood.

We are deeply rooted in the communities where we do business and are respected for our integrity. Community residents and leaders know we have strict standards for what materials we’ll accept at our facilities. For example, we have the most comprehensive radiation detection system in the industry and have received awards for our performance in this field. We make it easy for customers to drop off ferrous or nonferrous scrap and get paid quickly and reliably. We also help communities maximize their tax base, while minimizing their local environmental footprint.

We Value You

At RMR, 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. Because we value the time employees commit to our team, 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

Why Should YOU Choose River Metals Recycling?

When we – the nearly 250 employees of RMR – 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, for conserving energy and creating a cleaner environment. Then we go to work, harnessing all that potential with the best technology in the business.

Join Our Team of Proud and Passionate Team Players

Working here creates a sense of loyalty. Maybe it’s because we know we’re making a real difference in the world…in our communities…for our customers…and for the environment. 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. And of course, we’re competitive. Yet first and foremost, we’re team players.

RMR offers many challenging opportunities for both men and women seeking a career in recycling, construction, manufacturing or operating heavy equipment.

River Metals Recycling Reviews

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    "Long term growth/Culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at River Metals Recycling full-time (Less than a year)


    River Metals Recycling truly invests in their employees. The most important thing is that everyone is safe and returns home the way the come into work each day. In addition, there are very structured safety trainings and opportunities for professional development. Being owned by David J Joseph opens up your professional options across all business functions and locations throughout the US. If you're looking to work at a place with a family culture that has the mindset on doing things the right way, this is a great place to work.


    None for me. However, working in a position where you're outside in the elements isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Never settle and continue to invest in safety

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River Metals Recycling Photos

River Metals Recycling photo of: Newport wins President's Safety and Environmental Awards Feb. 2018
River Metals Recycling photo of: Safety Meeting at Grade Lane Facility
River Metals Recycling photo of: Barge Loading on the Ohio River
River Metals Recycling photo of: Loading an outbound truck
River Metals Recycling photo of: President's Safety and Environmental Awards Lunch
River Metals Recycling photo of: One of our brand new trailers
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River Metals Recycling Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Heavy Equipment Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at River Metals Recycling (Newport, KY) in May 2016.


    They just basically ask you why do you want this job also what they expect of you to do and how much do you want a hour. Plus they will give you a tour of the place and if you have any equipment experience they will test you to see if you can operate it.

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River Metals Recycling Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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