Recycler & Labourer

Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 09-01-2017
As part of our exciting continued growth, Emterra has been awarded the contract to support Metro Vancouver’s Transfer stations located in Surrey, Coquitlam and North Vancouver. This position will play a key role in these new operations.

Utility Workers perform general labour-type duties and interact face-to-face with members of the general public to receive garbage in the Transfer Station and recyclable materials in the Recycle Depot. Work is performed on a daily basis in a noisy environment in all types of weather conditions. The transfer stations are located in North Vancouver, Coquitlam and Surrey and are open 363 days per year. Applicants must be willing and able to work shifts which may include day, afternoon, graveyard and/or weekend shifts.
What will you do?
  • Greet and direct all customers upon entry of the transfer station;
  • Direct customers and members of the general public to quickly, safely and efficiently unload materials;
  • Communicate/educate customers on acceptable products and recyclables;
  • Correctly identify that materials delivered to the transfer station conform with site rules and restrictions;
  • Assist customers with alternative disposal or recycling options for unacceptable products;
  • Provide our customers with outstanding customer service;
  • Ensure that all materials are sorted/stacked and moved in a safe manner;
  • Monitor inventories of recyclable materials and notify Emterra staff when pickup is required;
  • Operate equipment (such as a skid-steer, forklift or compactor) in a safe manner with adherence to customer and employee safety;
  • Provide accurate receiving and shipping documentation;
  • Comply with equipment pre-trip and equipment maintenance schedules where applicable;
  • Provide on-site traffic control as volume of incoming/outgoing traffic can be very heavy;
  • Provide on-site litter control in order to maintain a clean and welcoming environment;
  • Other duties as assigned.
 What will you bring?
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent;
  • Previous experience working at a transfer station considered an asset, but is not required;
  • Strong customer focus along with a calm demeanor during periods of high volume;
  • Forklift certification is an asset but not a requirement;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • A willingness to work in all weather conditions;
  • An ability to lift up to 25 lbs;
  • An ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • A desire and comfort in working within a transfer station environment.
What do we have to offer you?
  • A Total Rewards Program which includes but is not limited to a competitive base salary and a comprehensive Group Insurance Plan;
  • A solid organization within which you are able to develop your competencies for future growth;
  • As part of a small team, ongoing support and resources to ensure your success in this role;
  • Training & Development opportunities supplemented with a Tuition Reimbursement Program; and
  • A family-oriented culture with an entrepreneurial mind-set that encourages you to take ownership of your role and effect change.
  NOTE:  This position pays $14.75 per hour.

As per company policy, this position is designated as Safety Sensitive.

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways: 905-336-9084; or by mail at 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON, L7M 1K4.
No agencies. No phone calls please. Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion. Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources. 

Emterra Group is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with legislation and Human Rights in all provinces.  Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways:  send an email to; by phone 905-336-9084, Extension 1103 or by mail to 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON L7M 1K4.
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