Foreman - Recycling Center

Recycling Foremen are responsible for ensuring that production and quality standards are being met. The Recycling Foreman provides leadership in directing the tasks and safety of Laborers and Small Equipment Operators in the plant. Foremen may be exposed to unpleasant odors and sights and weather elements. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Perform duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Ensure all safety and compliance standards are met or exceeded.
  • Ensure proper PPE is utilized by employees, as well as compliance with Lock- Out/Tag-Out procedures is adhered to consistently.
  • Work with plant manager to ensure that production and quality standards are being met.
  • Coordinate work schedules for laborers and small equipment operators.
  • Assign tasks in daily operations of the recycling plant.
  • Monitor and advise supervisor/manager of policy or procedure violations.
  • Foresee problems and take the necessary steps to correct them, ie. Troubleshooting equipment and personnel problems.
  • Operation of recycling plant equipment (ie, loaders, forklifts, compactors, and balers.)
  • Responsible for housekeeping in assigned area including equipment and work areas.
  • Maintain timely, appropriate and professional communications with Plant Operations and Maintenance Departments.
  • Maintain appropriate weekly and monthly reports.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record and an excellent safety and work quality record.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

  • Must meet requirements for Small/Heavy Equipment Operator.
  • General knowledge of plant operation.
  • Knowledge of recycling industry preferred.
  • Prior experience as a foreman/lead or in a supervisory capacity preferred.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, sitting. lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, and climbing).
  • Must be flexible to work various shifts to support operations and respond to emergencies and/or client requests.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform many tasks with limited supervision, or in a team environment.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass a written and operational test to obtain certificates of training.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, instructions, signs, signals, and safety training. Legally eligible to work in the United States.

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to noise, heat, cold and dust found in a production facility.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste and recycling.
  • Exposure to equipment traffic.
  • Plant/Office environments.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position, and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.