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Coordinator 1, Recycling

Dragon Recruiting


Ref: RP245-660

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• Conduct market analysis on prices and trends in the recycling industry to ensure that the College is obtaining the best prices for items being sold.
• Make decisions on which recycling vendors to use based on commodity price point management.
• Coordinate and manage vendor relationships with recycling vendors across the state of Utah.
• Schedule times and days from these vendors to pick up bales of cardboard, and bins of aluminum cans, paper, and scrap metal.
• Record and track monthly and yearly totals for all items the College currently recycles.
• Responsible for logistical coordination of recycling for all SLCC campuses. Coordinate with campus managers and manage crew at multiple campuses to ensure that all recycling needs are being met.
• Oversee collection of materials from recycling receptacles, including pick-up of all recyclable items from each SLCC campus location and delivery to the proper recycling vendors.
• Supervise the recycling crew and its activities.
• Participate in the interviewing, hiring, and training of part-time employees.
• See that the recycling crew members have the correct keys, uniforms, gloves, notebooks, and proper safety equipment to fulfill their job requirements.
• Supervise and assist recycling employees by making daily assignments in order to accomplish all tasks of the recycling program for each SLCC campus.
• Set work standards for crew members by explaining the time it should take at each building and properly training them to perform every task.
• Work alongside recycling crew to help accomplish these tasks and assignments, including picking up and sorting recycling from buildings, replacing full vendor bins in the designated sorting area with empty ones, and washing recycling containers and motor vehicles.
• Supervise, train, and assist recycling staff to safely operate and maintain the cardboard baler, fluorescent bulb crusher, and other equipment as needed.
• Train recycling staff on Sprocket time entry system and make sure everyone is accurate and up to date on their time every two weeks.
• Take care of timesheets for the recycling crew by printing, checking, and making sure all are submitted biweekly.
• Conduct employee evaluations.
• Manage all logistics for secure document shredding at the college.
• Keep track of all bins being used by the College in an Excel database.
• Safeguard highly sensitive and confidential information.
• Update bin locations, schedule times for shredding with contracted company, ensure documents are secure, manage key requests to open bins, make sure all secure-shred bin requests are entered into Sprocket, replace full bins with empty ones, and add secure-shred weight totals to paper recycling totals each year.
• Obtain official certified documents of destruction from shredding company and send to different departments as requested.
• Manage all recycling work orders that come through Sprocket.
• Process work orders so that they are completed in a timely manner, assigning them to crew members or taking care of them personally as needed.
• Coordinate all recycling efforts for special events like the Sundance Film Festival at South City Campus.
• Safely handle and transport hazardous materials for Environmental Health and Safety Manager. Remove hazardous materials from chemistry labs at Redwood and Jordan campuses, and provide the labs with empty containers as needed.
• Keep inventory of the containers and report to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager when more need to be ordered.
• Coordinate the used motor oil and antifreeze recycling program for all automotive classes at multiple campuses.
• Accurately test waste oil and interpret results.
• Train faculty and students on oil testing and contamination prevention. Safely test and empty central oil storage container into large convault container when full.
• Report to Environmental Health and Safety Manager when main convault container of oil and barrels of antifreeze are full so a contracted company can empty the containers and properly recycle the fluids.
• Coordinate with the College’s commercial driver to ensure pickups for all recycling roll off containers at Redwood, Jordan, Miller and South City campuses when they are full.
• Manage scrap metal recycling for the college.
• Sort metals by category and subcategory.
• Load, unload, and sell batches of scrap metal to metal recycling vendors.
• Keep track of pounds of metal sold in each category and add them to yearly recycling totals.
• Educate faculty, staff, students, and visitors about recycling efforts and goals at SLCC.
• Provide tours and explanations of the recycling program to interested parties.
• Give presentations to classes about College recycling efforts as requested.
• Conduct semesterly waste audits with the Environmental Science class, and analyze the results to determine what percentage of materials in the trash are actually recyclable.
• Keep track of personal time and daily activities in Sprocket time management system.
• Update and maintain an active inventory of the more than 1200 recycling bins across the school’s different campuses.
• Keep track of the bin locations and update the inventory spreadsheet as more bins are requested.
• Clean recycling bins (inside and out) and sticker them as necessary to make sure their appearance is in accordance with College standards.
• Promote recycling efforts at the College.
• Coordinate, arrange, and help market recycling events at the College and in the community. Develop new educational materials as necessary.
• Work with the marketing program on re-branding projects for the recycling program as needed.
• Research and obtain multiple bids on items needed for special projects, following purchasing department guidelines.
• Inspect the Hazmat shed monthly to ensure that items being placed there have been properly stored and documented.
• Document any leaking containers or unusual smells and report them to the Environmental Health and Safety Manager immediately.
• Interact with the media for stories that feature recycling, including Globe articles for SLCC and stories for any other media source that wants to report on recycling efforts at SLCC.
• Keep an inventory of all recycling supplies such as different size liners, wipes, brute caddies, carts, containers, bins, and lids, and order more supplies as necessary.
• Provide assignments for and supervise student volunteers as requested.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Attractive Salary Package

Special Requirements
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of federal and state policies and procedures in relation to current recycling practices and solid waste reduction strategies.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Google Drive.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills that include working with others in person and through phone and email correspondence.
• Ability to collaborate with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the community in order to achieve the objectives of the Facilities department and Salt Lake Community College.
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines in order to best achieve daily, weekly, and monthly work assignments.
• Ability to be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision.
• Ability to accurately compile and maintain statistical data.
• Ability to lead, work alongside, direct, and supervise the work of part-time recycling staff.
• Must be able to work inside and outside in all types of weather conditions, year round, with possible night and/or weekend work.
• Ability to bend, stand, crouch, twist, stoop, push, reach, and safely lift 75 pounds on a regular basis.
• Ability to become licensed by SLCC to operate multiple forklifts.
• Ability to find the best solutions for problems.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.


• Graduate degree in Environmental Science, Business Management, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field.
• Prior supervisory experience.
• Previous experience managing part-time staff.
• Experience working with recycling vendors.
• Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles.
• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Business Management, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, or a closely related field.
• Zero (0) to two (2) years of direct, paid, full-time professional experience in recycling, sustainability, waste minimization, or related field.
• Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one.

About the Company

Dragon Recruiting is a leading international staffing and recruitment company, head-quartered in London, with further offices all over the globe. Our clients range from numerous well known UK and international businesses. We also represent a wide range of less well known clients - helping them to find staff for their businesses around the world.

As an international recruitment agency, our clients benefit from a vast network of human resource specialists who attract, cultivate and connect organisations to talent in both global and local markets. Our unrivalled

scope of services and global reach allow us to share candidates and roles across borders. With greater coverage and tools, we can ensure our clients and candidates all get the best outcome for their recruitment needs.

With experience of over 3 decades we are recruiting more than 10,000 workers annually to and from the UK, USA and the Middle East and several other Asian countries. We specialize in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

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