Recycling Worker

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-07
Req: R0025262
The University of Virginia Facilities Management (FM) department is currently seeking Recycling Workers to support Facilities Management's sustainability goals of providing a state-of-the-art recycling program for the University. FM supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, FM is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of UVa's buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties. Recycling Workers perform an exceptional level of recycling service through the processing of recyclable, recoverable, and/or reusable materials while providing the highest level of customer service to all students, faculty, and staff.

Duties Include:

  • Collecting, sorting, baling, transporting and packaging recyclable materials.
  • Drive pick-up routes and perform safe truck/equipment operation.
  • Clean equipment and minor repairs as needed.
  • Special project work (Move-in/move-out, football games, etc.).
  • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and procedures, such as OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation: - $15.00 Hourly


Experience: Some experience with basic recycling duties, including collection, sorting, baling, transporting and packaging of recyclable materials.

License: Valid Driver License.

The selected candidate will be required to complete all necessary background checks, including a health screen, prior to the start date of the position.

Physical Demands:

The employee will be exposed to varying temperatures and chemical hazards from diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid leakage, paints and batteries which are processed through recycling. They are required to work around machinery and stand on different surfaces such as gravel, blacktop, and concrete.


Application Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday and search for 'Recycling Worker'. Fully complete the online application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address and telephone number).

Application Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'Recycling Worker' and complete the application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address and telephone number).

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.*** This position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Michele Jarman, Recruiter, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 9/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time