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.

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, April 22nd 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 April 22, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 6, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27618BR
  • Department:  Recycling Services
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  B-University Support Staff
  • Review Begins:  22-Apr-2024

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