Salary: Recycle Worker I (#6470)
$10.98-$13.40 hourly / $1,909-$2,330 monthly / Range: 4136
Recycle Worker II (#6471)
$14.15-$17.28 hourly / $2,462-$3,005 monthly / Range: 4646
DEFINITION: Under close supervision (I) and general supervision
(II) performs unskilled and semi-skilled work in the recycling
center of Public Works and off-site as necessary; and performs
related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is a flexibly staffed series.
Recycle Worker I receives on-the-job training and normally qualifies
for Recycle Worker II in a reasonable length of time. Recycle Worker
II is distinguished from the I level by its need for less
supervision, its greater knowledge of the kinds and grades of
recyclable materials, and its more advanced skill in the operation
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Sorts a variety of recycled materials, such as concrete, drywall,
plastics, and wood into containers or bucket loaders; sorts metals
to separate out high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and
aluminum, for recycling.
2. Operates forklift, wheel loader, and utility loader in customer
areas; loads and drives light trucks; operates wood grinder/chipper
equipment and bucket loader.
3. Keeps recycle yard clean by sweeping, raking, picking up broken
glass and loose paper debris, and maneuvering barrels and bins into
4. Inspects trucks and other vehicles hauling recycled materials to
determine the type and weight of materials; calculates weights of
materials; records information on materials received or prepared for
shipment to processing companies.
5. Directs customers and drivers to proper loading/unloading areas;
assists customers and drivers with unloading and loading recycling
materials; directs the work of contract laborers assigned to
RECYCLE WORKER I:
1. A combination of training, education, and experience that
provides the required knowledge and abilities listed below.
RECYCLE WORKER II:
1. One year of experience processing recycled, redeemed, or salvaged
materials, including wheel loader and forklift operation; or,
2. one year performing the duties equivalent to Recycle Worker I
with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required for both levels.
Recycle Worker I:
Knowledge of: basic arithmetic.
Ability to: perform moderately heavy physical labor under all types
of outdoor weather conditions; follow oral and written instructions;
record and maintain accurate records; make arithmetic calculations;
work cooperatively with others; learn and follow safety rules; learn
to operate a forklift; learn to operate a variety of recycling
equipment, such as bucket loaders, utility loaders, and wood
grinder/chippers; learn to identify different grades of metals.
Recycle Worker II:
Knowledge of: basic arithmetic; vehicle and recycling equipment
safety practices; the different grades of metals; safety rules and
practices related to the recycling center work environment.
Ability to: safely and efficiently operate a forklift and a variety
of recycling equipment, such as bucket loaders, utility loaders, and
wood grinder/chippers; perform moderately heavy physical labor under
all types of outdoor weather conditions; follow oral and written
instructions; record and maintain accurate records; make arithmetic
calculations; work cooperatively with others.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents in this class perform moderately
heavy physical labor involving the full range of body movements
including reaching, bending, grasping, climbing, and lifting. A
major portion of the recycling tasks are performed outdoors in all
types of weather conditions.