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Recycling Plant Technician – Day Shift

Recycling Plant Technician – Day Shift

Location: Hagerstown, MD

Type: Full time  

Day Shift: $18.50/hour;: Independent & Critical Thinkers; Mechanically Inclined; Proactive and Problem Solvers Needed.

ConservIt, Inc., the Tri-State’s leader in ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal recycling is seeking new hires at it’s Hagerstown, MD location.

With over 100 employees/owners throughout it’s three locations, ConservIt is 100% employee owned. We offer competitive wages and great benefits including medical insurance, vacation and sick pay, uniforms, laundry service, bonus opportunities, Employee Stock Ownership Plan and more.


The Technician is responsible for monitoring refining plant equipment for production goals, sorting (“picking”), discarding or removing products and materials to ensure adherence to established specifications, while ensuring that all of his/her efforts are compliant with the company Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.


  • Use basic mechanical skills to ensure processing equipment is running to standards.
  • Be familiar with and implement LOTO when necessary on equipment.
  • Proactively assess production operations; monitor; report and make changes as necessary.
  • General clean up and yard maintenance including but not limited to digging, sweeping, and other housekeeping roles.
  • Removal of non-metallic material, metal, at the refinery. Sorting (“picking”) various metals and material off the conveyor belts.
  • Assist with repairs and maintenance as required.
  • Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment/job site: Wear proper safety equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or designated manager.


In order to perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Education and/ or Experience: High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED), or one to three months related experience, and/or training, or equivalent combination or education and experience required. Previous recycling or metals experience a plus.
  • Language and Communication Skills: Ability to read, write and interpret in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Physical Demands: “Heavy”: Exerting up to 100lbs of force occasionally, or up to 50lbs of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Requires six or more hours of intermittent standing or walking in an eight hour day. Sitting may be required intermittently and occasionally. Stooping and bending required frequently. Must be able to see, listen and respond to dangerous situations.
  • Work Environment: Usually working outdoors with occasional work indoors or working in various weather conditions. Working frequently in close proximity to moving heavy equipment and traffic.