Job Title: Recycler/Warehouse                                   Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Recycling                                              Prepared Date: August 17, 2020
Reports To: Warehouse/Distribution Manager         FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Summary:  Unloads trucks, processes/sorts donations and other materials for recycling purposes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Distinguish between types of materials and donations and sort those materials into appropriate, designated bins.
  • Operate clothing bundling machinery in a safe manner. Follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Operate forklift and other machinery in a safe manner. Follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Load and unload trucks with materials.
  • Prioritize workplace safety in order to eliminate hazards and prevent accidents.
  • Work within the framework of the Society’s mission and objectives.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

High school education or GED preferred, but not required.

Language Ability

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, safety information, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the Society.  Able to effectively instruct others on safety procedures.

Math Ability

Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Technology/Computer Skills

Ability to use a standard telephone and wireless audio communication system.

Certificates and Licenses

Forklift certification.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is regularly exposed near moving mechanical parts; fumes and airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is often loud.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee must be able to lift and carry objects weighing 100 lbs. for short distances and must be able to push and pull objects weighing up to 300 lbs.  Must be able to stand and lift for a substantial part of each shift.  Must have well-developed fine motor control and the ability to grasp, handle, finger, and manipulate small and large items.  Must have full range of body motion with the ability to reach above head, stoop, bend, and squat.  Must be able to perform repetitive fine motor functions with fingers, wrists and arms.  Must be able to pack and unload trucks.  Must be able to move across a wide variety of surfaces including, but not limited to, ramps, stairs, and uneven terrain, move over objects that may be in employee’s path.