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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Collect and sort recyclable construction materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, or wood, into containers.
    • Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.
    • Extract chemicals from discarded appliances, such as air conditioners or refrigerators, using specialized machinery, such as refrigerant recovery equipment.
    • Deposit recoverable materials into chutes or place materials on conveyor belts.
    • Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.
    • Operate balers to compress recyclable materials into bundles or bales.
    • Clean materials, such as metals, according to recycling requirements.
    • 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.
    • Sort metals to separate high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and aluminum, for recycling.
    • Record logs of recycled materials or waste chemicals removed from products.
    • Operate processing equipment, such as fiber-sorters and grinders, to sort, crush, or grind recyclable materials.
    • 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.
    • Cut discarded products, such as appliances and automobiles, into small pieces using saws, blow torches, or other hand or power tools.
    • Collect recyclable materials from curbside for delivery to designated facilities.
    • Operate automated refuse or manual recycling collection vehicles.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    N/A
    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 31350/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 15.07/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 119,580
    • Yearly Projected Openings 17,630

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Sorters
    • Screwdrivers
    • Packaging compactors
    • Front end loaders
    • Cargo trucks

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Calendar and scheduling software

    Tags

    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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