KU Recycling Technician

Position Overview

This is full-time position in KU Operations. Responsibilities include collecting recycling from a variety of locations across campus, providing customer service to campus departments through personal interactions during collections, as well as working collaboratively with other full-time and student hourly employees and the Recycling Operations Coordinator. Requires driving a 1.5-ton box truck. New updated hourly rate of $17/hr.

Because equity is one of the three foundational pillars of sustainability, the KU Center for Sustainability strives to include equity and social justice in all employees’ day-to-day work. The role of the Recycling Technician in this regard is to:
  • Demonstrate an effort to understand the individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and participate in DEI professional development opportunities to enhance that role
  • Promote an institutional culture that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to sustainability initiatives
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM (some weekends may be required during high volume collection periods)

Job Description

55% - Recycling Collection – Ensure efficient recycling collection throughout the campus community by following assigned collection routes and schedules.

30% - Recycling Processing – Ensure recycling is processed in a timely manner at the KU Recycling Warehouse, including unloading mixed recycling into compactor and operating commercial baler.

10% - Customer Service – Provide remarkable customer service to various departments across campus through interactions during recycling collections. Monitoring emails and service requests.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  1. Perform heavy lifting, up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation
  2. Willing to work a flexible schedule
  3. Must have and maintain a Driver’s License throughout employment

Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience operating any of the following equipment: 1.5-ton box truck, forklift, and/or a commercial baling equipment.
  2. Knowledge of and familiarity with KU facilities, services, and processes.
  3. Commitment to recycling and environmental sustainability.
  4. Experience providing customer service, organizational and leadership skills.
  5. Experience working in a warehouse environment or materials handling.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Please include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information to three references along with your completed online application.

Application review will begin Monday, June 5th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Josh Quick

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8 AM-5 PM (some weekends may be required during high volume collection periods)

Application Review Begins

Monday June 5, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday July 10, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25289BR
  • Department:  Recycling Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  B-University Support Staff
  • Review Begins:  05-Jun-2023

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