Career Details

Recycling Tech

Date Posted: 5/8/2019

Location: Metro Park East Landfill

Type of Employment: Full Time

Metro Waste Authority is seeking a full-time Recycling Technician for a new Construction & Demolition Recycling Facility to be located at Metro Park East Landfill.  This individual will perform physical labor and equipment operation; separate, sort and process recyclable materials; maintain and ensure a neat, orderly, and safe work site and operation at Metro Waste Authority Recycling Operations.  Reliability and punctuality are mandatory.

Primary activities will be conducted at the Metro Park East Landfill facility.

Position requires:

  • Completion of high school or GED and three years of experience in the operation of motorized construction and maintenance equipment or an equivalent combination in which each additional year of experience may be substituted for one year of education.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes.  (Tanker, and Hazmat) endorsements as required by Iowa Department of Transportation are preferred.
  • A drug test and pre-employment physical.  Subject to random alcohol and drug testing.  Must maintain insurability standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes a traffic flow and rotation for commercial, residential, and private customers using MWA's Recycling Centers
  • Operates roll off truck, dump truck, skid loader, wheel loader, excavators with thumb attachment, snow plow, sander, fork lift, bailers, and other specialized equipment used in recycling operations
  • Screens loads for unauthorized materials and accepts or rejects loads for recycling.
  • Directs customers to proper unloading areas. Cleans up debris and litter by means of physical labor, gives related training and work instructino to helpers and temporary employees. 
  • Uses basic shop tools such as grinders, drill press, compressor, impact wrench, floor jacks, and related tools in the maintenance of the worksite and equipment. 

Starting wage is anticipated to be $24.25/hr. Benefits for this position include:

  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan ($7,900 per year) to choose from several different benefit programs according to your needs.  This can be used on the following programs: Health and Welfare Benefits Plan; Health Care Flexible Spending Account; Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account; Optional benefits through AFLAC; Cash (Federal, State, and FICA taxes will be deducted).
  • Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • IPERS and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual

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Job Application & Resume

A job application is required to apply for this position and a resume and cover letter are recommended. Please download and complete the application using the link below to apply online. Be sure to follow the instructions on the first page of the application form to avoid internet browser issues.

Paper applications are available and can be completed between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Metro Park East Landfill (12181 NE University Avenue, Mitchellville).  

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Closing Date: Open until filled.

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