Recycling Manager

The Recycling Plant Manager is responsible to oversee the daily operations of personnel; this includes safety, system adjustments, production, staffing assignments, quality of goods, training and the operation of small and heavy equipment as needed. This position may be exposed to unpleasant odors and sights and weather elements. The hours and physical demand may vary by location.

  • Monitor all safety and compliance standards and ensure all are met or exceeded.
  • Manage the daily activities and performance of assigned personnel/departments.
  • Follows and maintain an operational business plan to include all program requirements, labor hours, cycle production costs, and images at the direction of the Region Recycling Manager.
  • Ensure that production, quality, and compliance standards are being met.
  • Conduct quality control inspections, and track issue(s) and resolution to ensure all work is completed properly to meet safety, quality, and production goals.
  • Ensure proper PPE is utilized by employees, as well as compliance with Lock-Out/Tag-Out procedures is adhered to consistently.
  • Provide hands-on supervision of the assigned personnel/area. Train and direct employees to improve their overall performance.
  • Conduct safety checks on equipment. Identify problems, troubleshoot equipment, and perform necessary steps to make the correction.
  • Ensure the daily housekeeping plan is followed in assigned areas and that all areas are cleaned effectively.
  • Ensure all operating systems are performing normally and report any problems to the maintenance department and Region Recycling Manager.
  • Coordinate the shipping of glass to the Dayton Glass Plant.
  • Produce production schedules to meet MRF goals.
  • Coordinate shipping of metals to appropriate markets.
  • Operate plant equipment as needed to ensure production needs are met.
  • Hire staff to fill vacant positions in a timely manner, perform and conduct performance evaluations, monitor and track employee attendance, complete disciplinary actions/meetings and all other required documentation relating to performance management.
  • Maintain proper records and files including all compliance and personnel records.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by performing and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with employees, co-workers, and management.
  • Conduct employee observations to ensure safety and procedures are being followed.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • General knowledge of plant operation/manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of the recycling industry preferred.
  • Must be able to work without supervision and be an independent self-starter.
  • Ability to supervise a diverse workforce including equipment operators, laborers, and their work processes.
  • Multi-tasking individual with the ability to keep several processes efficiently flowing continually.
  • Ability to obtain certifications to operate heavy equipment, small equipment, and other plant equipment.
  • Must possess a basic computer for automated processes, data collection, and office-related programs for performing evaluations, disciplinary actions, and e-mail.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to understand how the plant equipment operates to make appropriate system and component adjustments.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including standing, sitting, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, squatting, bending, kneeling, and climbing).
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays. Must be flexible to work various shifts to support operations and respond to emergencies or client requests.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. 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.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent; college preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience supervising production in a high-speed industrial environment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain a commercial driver’s license and DOT Medical Card within 6 months of employment in this position.
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results.

  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial recycling and possibly waste.
  • Exposure to noise, heat, cold, and dust found in a production facility.
  • 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.

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.