Curbside Recycling Collector

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Posted: 01/08/2023

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
This position collects and sorts recyclables from curbside bins placed out by citizens in Vermillion, SD. Sort through recyclables and separate accordingly.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
This position reports to and works under the direction of the Solid Waste Director, and Recycling Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  •   Operates equipment (3/4 ton pick up, hydraulic trailer, bobcat, forklift, etc.) for the purpose of collection and processing recyclable materials.

  •   Drives to residential homes to collect curbside recycling materials and sorts materials collected.

  •   Operates curbside recycling on road equipment, recycling trailer and other recycling equipment.

  •   Maintains and cleans recycling truck daily.

  •   Unloads collected material into appropriate containers or areas at the Missouri Valley Recycling center.

  •   Maintains daily operation log as directed.

  •   Assists in vehicle and equipment maintenance.

  •   Provides general and specific facility and grounds maintenance.

  •   Provides assistance and education about recycling to the public.

  •   Ensures the proper and safe operation of all collection equipment.

  •   Sorting recyclable materials placed in curbside bins.

  •   Other related duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
     18 years of age or above.
     High School Diploma or equivalent.
     Two years experience in recycling operation, warehouse, farming, or similar industrial setting preferred.  Valid Driver License

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

    The following items are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the position:

     Ability to follow written and oral directions
     Ability to work outdoors and perform heavy construction type work.  Ability to operate forklift and skid loader

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Following an offer of employment, the applicant must be able to pass a fit-for-duty physical and job function test. For more details, please see the functional job description for this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS
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.

 The applicant will be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells.
 Applicant may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances and must take necessary

precautions to protect eyes, nose, and skin from irritation and infection.

BENEFITS
This position offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life and retirement.

The City of Vermillion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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