Supervisor, Recycling
University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

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This is a physically demanding labor intensive job that requires standing, walking, lifting, twisting, kneeling, stair climbing and other physical activities on a daily basis.

This position will require occasional night and weekend rotation mostly during football season.

Provide daily supervision oversight for recycling and operations to include staff assignments, allocation of resources, and resolution of issues.
Provide expertise, training, guidance and technical assistance to staff engaged in daily activities.

Work in field to pick up and/or deliver recycling materials. Work in warehouse, operate machinery and provide skilled services as needed to keep recycling operations on schedule.

Inspect completed assignments to ensure satisfactory output, operating procedures, process efficiency , quantities, safety, proper methods and practices, and other established standards are met and maintained.

Collect and analyze data to detect trends and develop appropriate responses.
Follow recycling commodity markets to determine trends for commodities and to identify pricing opportunities.

Check equipment and vehicles for proper maintenance, and take necessary actions.

Perform personnel functions including time and record keeping, hiring, performance evaluations, and discipline. Guide, train, and develop staff. Foster an atmosphere of safety and awareness and practices for all staff. Instruct staff in correctly using PPE required for their safety and the safety of others.

Manage Recycling Services financial functions including purchases of supplies, tools, equipment and services. Carry out sales of recycled materials. Track expenses and income for recycling functions. Ensure all transactions are in accordance with established University and Physical Plant procedures.

Consult and communicate with University community members affected and/or concerned with the quality the services provided.

Provide support for a wide variety of activities to sustain and promote teaching, events, programs and functions relating to the recycling program.

Ensure compliance with applicable university, city, state and federal regulations for all regulated activities.

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduate or GED and two years recycling and/or warehouse experience.

Valid driver's license with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy found at

Forklift Certification or ability to obtain within six months.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and/or written communication skills.

Excellent customer service skills.

Desired Qualifications

Previous supervisory experience.

Six months or more forklift operation experience.

Records maintenance and management experience.

Previous planning and scheduling experience.

Knowledge of budget management.

Data entry experience.

Microsoft Office experience to include Outlook, Access, Excel, and Word.

Ability to problem solve and analyze situations to make intelligent decisions.

Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 on occasion.

Required Materials

Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references.

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, education, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Welcome to Laramie

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.

The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.

The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).

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