This position will perform a variety of waste, bio-waste and recycling collection functions, including collecting and transporting waste, recyclable, and confidential materials from university buildings and outside locations including sorting and processing of recyclable and bio-waste materials. This position will operate one ton and larger delivery vans, forklifts, skid steer loader, recycling baler, rotary paper shredder, dust collection system and Steam treatment equipment. This position will operate a non-CDL small rear load garbage truck to collect and transport food waste and animal bedding materials to the WSU Compost facility. The use of these trucks will also include servicing small waste roll cart containers. This position will operate a non-CDL roll off truck to collect and transport large containers of waste/recycling materials. Position may assist and provide back up to Surplus Stores, Waste Collectors and STI Operators on their daily tasks.
Possession of a valid driver's license, record free from serious traffic violations, eighteen years of age or older, the ability to read and write, and physical ability to perform heavy outdoor work; OR equivalent education/experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire, a current forklift operator's certification.
Ability to operate multiple types of vehicles and equipment safely in all weather conditions and working environments.
Demonstrated knowledge of recycling commodity classifications and grades of paper and plastics. Demonstrated knowledge of commingled collection processes and allowable materials.
Demonstrated knowledge of proper loading and transportation and shipping procedures for commodities.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position, including ability to lift 75 lbs.
Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
Possession of a Commercial Driver's license and safe driving record.
Applicants must submit their completed application by April 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to complete a hands on skills test operating trucks, forklift, rolling bins & hand trucks . More information regarding this will be provided at time of scheduling interviews.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
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WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.