Recycling Maintenance Specialist


Recycling Maintenance Specialists are responsible for performing repair and maintenance on equipment in a plant. This position routinely requires moderate to extreme physical exertion and may require prolonged standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, and working in awkward positions.

  • Perform all duties of the Recycling Maintenance Tech .
  • Track daily work performed via the TMT work tracking process.
  • Perform all preventative maintenance duties to equipment. Follows the maintenance schedule.
  • Continually monitor machinery and makes necessary adjustment(s) to ensure proper operation. Makes minor repairs to equipment such as replacing bearings and return rollers.
  • Perform typical repairs to the plant including gearbox, pulley and shaft and belt replacement.
  • Rebuild and replaces shafts in the screeners.
  • Perform lacing repairs to the belts throughout the plant.
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area in compliance with Company and OSHA standards.
  • Complete all paperwork and/or electronic updates as required.
  • Regularly uses heavy industrial shop tools and equipment.
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in awkward positions and tight areas).
  • Must be able to use metal working tools, mig welders, and touch sets.
  • Must be able to lay out metal working projects.
  • Ability to work in a team and assist in plant repairs.
  • Ability to be trained to operate mobile equipment such as fork trucks, man-lifts, and skid steer loaders.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow LOTO policies and procedures.
  • Must own the necessary hand tools to accomplish work at this level.
  • Must wear required PPE.
  • Must possess the decision-making ability to determine the level of hazard, proper PPE, and job planning to safely perform the task.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Ability to obtain certificate to operate powered industrial lift trucks.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Must possess necessary tools to perform assigned tasks.
  • Familiarity with using a computer.
  • Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results.

  • Exposure to noise, heat, dust, and fumes as found in a repair or fabrication facility.
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions possible.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste.

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.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.