Recycling & Reclamation Workers


Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.
Also called: Equipment Operator, Sort Line Worker, Sorter, Transfer Station Operator

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Business
  • management
  • customer service
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: 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

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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