Recycling Operator in Vernon, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/8/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Vernon, CA
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Do you love the Planet ??

Want to make a difference in our carbon footprint? A company that loves the planet is looking for a machine operator.

The purpose of the Recycling Operator is to ensure recyclable feedstocks are processed.

Essential Responsibilities

Will oversee employees in the Processing Department:

  • High level of competency to train, motivate and support Sorters for highest level of performance- completed management training program Metal 20 PPM, PET-G 6000 PPM, Achieve average turnover rate of 90 days. 
  • Ensure buffers are at 50% or more the entire shift, Monitor delabeling effectiveness on bottles, Monitor hoppers of delabelers and adjust settings to keep full throughput.
  • Monitor amps and other key parameters of system to ensure 100% up-time and proactive communication to maintenance.
  • Complete cycle of weekly belly pan drops and conveyor clean-outs to reduce downtime.
  • NRTS- Assist in cleaning opticals
  • Monitor outputs of opticals to ensure contamination is limited for sorters; report issues. 
  • Monitor MAX performance and manage daily cleaning of unit
  • Report any issues timely and accurately.
  • Manage all of the above to ensure contamination is minimized for sortering department.
  • Assist in daily and weekly cleanings as listed in the MCL.
  • Maintain world class facility in terms of cleanliness. 
  • Responsible for following food safety requirements of the facility
  • Maintain compliance with company and OSHA safety policies including but not limited to: lockout/tagout procedures, forklift operation, proper use of PPE, and sharps discovery and handling. Assist Operator 2 in all duties


  • 3+ years stable work experience in a related manufacturing setting
  • SQF, HACCP background is a plus.
  • Must be able to read and write in English, as well as proficiency in math.
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Strong communication skills, ability to speak Spanish a plus.
  • Proven abilities to troubleshoot equipment issues and maximize equipment performance
  • Hands-on approach, with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Demonstrate safe work habits and extensive knowledge of workplace safety is required.
  • Forklift certified

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to identify quality issues
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Quick learner, highly organized, and dependable
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and strong analytical skills
  • Results-driven and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze a problem and determine a possible solution
  • Impeccable communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Technical skills to read and interpret technical information
  • Must have good communication skills to compile clear and concise evaluation reports
  • Conduct training to educate workers about improved quality processes
  • Team player with high standards of integrity, ethics and behavior
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Willingness and ability to learn new systems
  • Ability to create a culture which promotes a team environment