Reports to: Recycling Supervisor & Recycling Manager
Position Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
The mission of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is to help rebuild the lives of families who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community. The Mustard Seed’s vision is that the provision of basic household furniture may set the stage for individuals to achieve restored dignity and self-esteem, enabling them to move ahead and take control of their futures.
The objective of the Recycling Associate is to facilitate the needs of the Recycling Center as directed by the Recycling Supervisor and/or Recycling Manager
Ensure a safe work environment
Sort all recyclable items as they arrive in the warehouse and place them into the appropriate handling location.
Accept mattresses from drivers, warehouse personnel and donors. Record and report to bookkeeper for invoicing, if the Recycling Supervisor and/or Recycling Manager is unavailable. Determine the criteria and specifications for reusable mattresses as well as unusable mattresses.
Must properly and safely use all hand tools and related equipment in the recycling department
Responsible for the deconstruction production levels of mattresses and box springs. Adhere to cutting 50-75 mattresses per day per staff person.
Maintain and organize the recycling areas inside and outside the facility including the office and lobby cleanliness.
Quality control of material being baled – no metal or plastic pieces in foam
A strong and unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, including honesty and integrity.
Must have a pleasant and upbeat demeanor, both on the phone and in person, with excellent communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills, especially in relating to clients and donors of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations and abilities
Must have be a self-motivator while working for and with the team.
Must submit to drug and background employment screening tests. Due to nature
of work this person must be able to enter a residence and interact with clients without legal restraints.
Must be able to lift to 50-100 lbs. daily without any special compromises.
High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience.
Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is an equal employment opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please send a resume to: Alexandra Jones
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