Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Recycling Technician



Springfield, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Circ’s flexible technology is powering the clean closet and helping the fashion industry make monumental strides toward a truly circular eco-economy.

We’ve pioneered a technology that can recycle polycotton — what the majority of our clothes are made of — into reusable fibers. In essence: our process takes textile waste and turns them into materials that your most beloved fashion labels can use for tomorrow’s clothes.

Circ is seeking a Recycling Technician to join our growing Manufacturing team in Springfield, Ohio. This individual will be required to perform a range of duties from warehouse and inventory management to machine and chemical process operations. This is a hands-on position that is critical to the business and at the forefront of Circ's innovative technology. If you are a team player who loves to build things and believes in operational excellence, come join our mission.


  • Set up and operate tools and machines according to instructions, specifications, and standard charts
  • Study blueprints, work orders, and other specifications to ensure the proper setup sequence is followed
  • Observe and document the quality and performance of specific machines and operational processes
  • Safely maintain and store all relevant tools, instruments, measuring devices, and equipment to ensure proper function
  • Manage, mix, and stores all compounds and chemicals in a safe and efficient manner
  • Maintain all records related to processes and chemicals used including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and equipment operation logs
  • Adhere to applicable EPA regulation
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; technical/vocational school diploma highly preferred
  • Understanding of and the ability to abide by applicable OSHA and applicable environmental regulations
  • Strong judgment and dedication to safety practices
  • Ability to follow written instructions, diagrams, and blueprints, and maintain proper records
  • Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn production equipment
  • Self-starter with energy and enthusiasm for solving challenges independently and with teammates
  • Must be willing to work a shift schedule
  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination


  • Technical/vocational school diploma is a plus
  • Previous material processing experience desired


We believe an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all team members can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition, and we strive to provide all candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more equitable or accessible, please let us know!