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"Recycling - Reclamation Worker"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Recycling - Reclamation Worker"

1) Clean materials, such as metals, according to recycling requirements.

2) Remove copper from circuit boards.

 

3) Cut discarded products, such as appliances and automobiles, into small pieces using saws, blow torches, or other hand or power tools.

4) Extract chemicals from discarded appliances, such as air conditioners or refrigerators, using specialized machinery, such as refrigerant recovery equipment.

5) Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.

 

6) Collect recyclable materials from curbside for delivery to designated facilities.

7) Deposit recoverable materials into chutes or place materials on conveyor belts.

8) Dismantle wrecked vehicles by removing parts and labeling and sorting parts into containers.

9) Operate automated refuse or manual recycling collection vehicles.

10) Operate balers to compress recyclable materials into bundles or bales.

11) Operate shredders to reclaim steel from discarded appliances.

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12) Record logs of recycled materials or waste chemicals removed from products.

13) Sort metals to separate high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and aluminum, for recycling.

14) 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.

 

15) Operate processing equipment, such as fiber-sorters and grinders, to sort, crush, or grind recyclable materials.

16) Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.

17) Collect and sort recyclable construction materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, or wood, into containers.

18) Clean, inspect, or lubricate recyclable collection equipment or perform routine maintenance or minor repairs on recycling equipment, such as star gears, finger sorters, destoners, belts, and grinders.

Job Description for "Recycling - Reclamation Worker" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Recycling - Reclamation Worker"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  51-9199.01


 

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