Position Classification Title: Recycling Tech
Position Classification Code: K2005
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 03
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, collects recyclable materials from designated areas throughout the campus. Responds to customer inquiries regarding recycling procedures and related issues.
Standard Duties:
Collects recyclable materials from designated areas throughout the institution according to established procedures and the New Mexico Solid Waste Act. Operates a variety of recycling equipment and vehicles such as baling machines, forklifts, and trucks. Ensures confidentiality of recycled materials from pick-up point through the end of recycling process. Answers questions and promotes the recycling program to employees; instructs employees on appropriate materials to place in containers. Watches flow of recycled materials and makes recommendations to number of bins provided, and frequency of pickups. Ensures care in the disposal of chemicals that are improperly placed in recycle bins. Processes all different types of paper, cardboard, plastics, and aluminum and other materials for recycling. Ensures care in the proper operation and use of equipment and supplies. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of recycling policies, procedures, and the New Mexico Solid Waste Act. Knowledge of light equipment operation and/or maintenance. Knowledge of disposal of hazardous materials.
Skilled in the performance of the duties outlined above.
Ability to understand and follow safety procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to communicate the recycling program effectively with University personnel. Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects. Must be able to enter hours worked electronically.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-