Recycling & Reclamation Workers
Non-Ferrous Material Handler, Sort Line Worker, Sorter, Transfer Station Operator
What they do:Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.
On the job, you would:
- Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.
- Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.
- Operate forklifts, pallet jacks, power lifts, or front-end loaders to load bales, bundles, or other heavy items onto trucks for shipping to smelters or other recycled materials processing facilities.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
- manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
- customer service
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
- Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
- Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
- Microsoft Word
Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
Get started on your career:
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Local Salary Info
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand
- Packaging & Filling Machine Operators & Tenders
- Recycling Coordinators
- Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
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