When you work for Cohen, you are joining a family who has been in the business of recovering recyclable materials for four generations.


Started in 1924 by two brothers just looking to make a living with what they could carry in a cart, Cohen is now one of the nation’s largest scrap metal recyclers with over 550 employees — and growing. Our facilities include automobile shredders, balers, shears, mobile shearing, torch processing, auto crushers, an extensive truck and rail car fleet, landfill services and rail car dismantling.


But all the combined horsepower of our equipment isn’t what keeps the lights on. Our success comes directly from our people. That’s what we mean when we say People Powered Recycling.


The safety of our employees is non-negotiable, and we are constantly striving to create the safest possible conditions and a culture of safety excellence. Priorities can change; core values do not.


Cohen continually reinvests in our workforce and seeks to support them both on and off the job. As a privately-owned company, we are not beholden to shareholders, and that lets us put our employees' welfare over the demand for profit.


Without the communities that support us by selling their recyclable metals and electronics to us, we could not exist. Cohen provides material and financial support to a number of local causes, events, and organizations that are important to our employees.

Featured Careers at Cohen

CDL Driver

Cohen has an immediate and ongoing need for Class A CDL drivers in Ohio and Kentucky. The variety of tasks you’ll perform on each route will ensure you’re never bored. You’ll deliver and unload products safely and on-time to multiple stops each route.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Cohen is looking for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic at our location in Norwood, Ohio. This mechanic will diagnose, troubleshoot and repair specialized heavy equipment, including excavators, material handling equipment and attachments.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Cohen is looking for experienced heavy equipment operators to run our cranes, loaders and other equipment in Middletown, Ohio and surrounding locations.


Cohen's fabrication division is looking for an experienced Welder to join our team in Middletown.

Material Processor

We are always accepting applications to join the staff at our yards who buy, sort, and manage our scrap metal inventories. This is a great entry-level opportunity to join the recycling industry. We are looking to fill positions at many locations, including Springfield, Ohio; Middletown Ohio; and Lexington, Kentucky.

Auto Mechanic

Cohen is looking for a full time and part time mechanic in Middletown, Ohio. In this position, you will help maintain our fleet of trucks – whether it be our tractor trailers, or our company vehicles – to make sure they are roadworthy and safe for our employees to operate. Our team of dedicated mechanics performs everything from routine maintenance to complex automotive and diesel repairs.

“My leaders here at Cohen always inspire me and make me want to do my very best for them. I’m treated like family.”

– Cohen Employee

“I am empowered to make decisions, I have flexibility in schedule, and the people I work with are great.”

– Cohen Employee

HAPPY EARTH WEEK! Get paid more for your scrap at Cohen the week of April 22nd.