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Resource Recovery Technician

Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials

Sparks, NV, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About Redwood Materials

Redwood Materials was founded in 2017 to create a circular supply chain for electric vehicles and clean energy products, making them more sustainable and driving down the cost for batteries. We’re doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of recycled and sustainable materials in the global battery supply chain.

Resource Recovery Technician

Redwood Materials is looking for Resource Recovery Technician to join our growing EHS team! The successful candidate will be responsible for the performance of tasks associated with management of downstream recycling and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials for offsite disposal.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Execute day-to-day work for hazardous waste, solid waste, and recycling programs
  • Monitors flow of recycled materials and makes recommendations to number of bins provided, and frequency of pickups.
  • Remove recyclable items from inside factory to designated bins via forklift on an as needed basis.
  • Sort and package waste by characteristics and regulatory classification (i.e., hazardous, universal, special, other)
  • Responsible for weekly inspection and maintenance of Central Hazardous Waste Accumulation Area
  • Maintain storage of empty drums and totes in preparation to ship off-site for recycling
  • Follow standardized work instructions (SWI) and procedures to operate equipment while maintaining a high degree of safety and efficiency.
  • Maintain cleanliness of hazardous-waste storage areas
  • Collaborate closely with technicians and engineers.
  • Requires the ability to properly wear, use, and maintain personal respirator equipment and other forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) on hazardous waste or spill sites

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of safety-consciousness and capable of learning applicable EHS standards
  • Knowledgeable in hazardous materials, i.e. Hazwoper trained or the ability to obtain certification
  • Ability to understand and apply detailed written and oral instructions, documents, and procedure manuals.
  • Evaluate the production processes and equipment to look for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Capacity to work independently and safely with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including e.g., bending, lifting, twisting climbing, standing, and walking (multiple level building)
  • Current forklift certification preferred.
  • A passion for sustainability and making the world a better place!

Current Shifts:

6:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday - Tuesday (every other Wednesday)

6:00 am - 6:00 pm Thursday - Saturday (every other Wednesday)

The position is full-time. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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