Recycling Laborer - Able to obtain TS Clearance

St. Louis, MO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Housekeeping/Janitorial
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Able to Obtain TS
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AID00506

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This position requires that the employee must successfully complete criminal history information background check and drug screening and be able to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. Must be able to attain TS/SCI clearance.

**Job Summary:  **

The Recycling Specialist will be responsible for collecting, organizing, and processing recyclable materials.  This position is physically demanding, and incumbent is required to work outside on a regular basis.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and transport papers, plastic bottles, cans, metal, cardboard, aluminum, and other recyclable materials from N2W buildings, The recyclables shall be serviced on a regular frequency assigned by manager of the group. This requires frequent movement around the site and buildings sometimes using a vehicle, sometimes without. The filled recycle bins will need to be moved, pushed, and/or lifted to appropriate areas for disposal.

  • Sort and bale paper and cardboard by hand. Recyclable paper shall be sorted and contaminants removed.  Once sorted, these heavy items must be moved to the appropriate area, this is mainly done by hand. 

  • Collect bottles, cans, and other recyclable materials on site and remove contaminants.

  • Provide general housekeeping for the recycling processing area, loading dock areas, where recycling trailers and bins are located, and other paths of handling recyclable materials.

  • When preforming general housekeeping for the appropriate areas this may include frequently bending and/or lifting heavy materials, shoveling, sweeping, cleaning, and using cleaning chemicals. 

  • Operate powered forklifts as needed to complete the work.

  • Remove heavy surplus/scrap materials (I.E. metal, steel, cardboard, and etc.) when assigned by manager or service dispatcher.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate.

**Required Qualifications:   **

Must be physically able to perform heavy physical labor; examples are pulling, pushing, filling, and lifting trash bins, recycling containers and pallets.  

Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. 

Must have the ability to recognize recyclable materials and to sort them.  

Must be able to work outside year-round in all types of weather.

**Preferred Qualifications: **

High School/GED

Physical Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., squat, bend, stoop and kneel for short periods, climb a ladder, stand for long periods of time, constant arm extensions.

  • Physical demands include intermittent sitting, standing, and walking, and occasional bending reaching and lifting.

  • Occasional exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals.

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