Sorter

Sorter Laborers work as quality control line workers by hard sorting recyclable materials and trash from the recycling stream.  Sorters are responsible to ensure unacceptable materials are removed from recycling so that recyclable materials are acceptable for sale to mills or brokers.  Sorter Laborers may be exposed to unpleasant odors and sights and weather elements. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Ensure proper PPE is utilized, as well as compliance with Lock Out Tag Out procedures are adhered to consistently.
  • Inspect materials and sort items or materials into designated areas according to type, size, condition, color, or paper grade.
  • Pull contaminants out of paper or off of floor.
  • Perform cleaning duties related to plant equipment and general housekeeping.
  • Report system problems immediately to management.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area and surrounding area.
  • Dump boxes and containers of material into designated area(s).
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record and an excellent safety and work quality record.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing. reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying and climbing).
  • Exhibit the ability to distinguish between various recyclable materials.
  • Self-starter, aggressive work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Good verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with other personnel and management.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, instructions, signs, signals, and safety training.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and fumes found in a shop environment.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste and recycling.
  • Exposure to equipment traffic.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, life insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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