Sort materials, such as metals, glass, wood, paper or plastics, into appropriate containers for recycling.Clean recycling yard by sweeping, raking, picking up broken glass and loose paper debris, or moving barrels and bins.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.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.Collect and sort recyclable construction materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, or wood, into containers.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.Operate balers to compress recyclable materials into bundles or bales.Clean materials, such as metals, according to recycling requirements.SkillsOperation 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.Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.Tools & TechnologyTools used in this occupation:Packaging compactors - Cardboard balers; Horizontal balers; Material compactorsScrewdrivers - Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdriversSorters - Fiber sorters; Magnetized can sortersTwo way radios - Mobile radios
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