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Recycling / Sanitation Worker

25

Statewide
Job Postings
383rd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
2,150

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$12.47 - $17.95

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.01 - $21.66

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Recycling / Sanitation Worker - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 25 job postings for the occupation of Recycling / Sanitation Worker in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Recycling / Sanitation Worker. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

Top 3 Specialized Skills

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
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Top 3 Certifications

There are not any certifications requested by Indiana employers for this occupation.
To view certifications requested for this occupation on a national level, go to mynextmove.com

What Recycling / Sanitation Worker Do:

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.

Common Job Activities:

  • Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
  • Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
  • Drive trucks, following established routes, through residential streets or alleys or through business or industrial areas.
  • Operate equipment that compresses collected refuse.
  • Dump refuse or recyclable materials at disposal sites.
  • Dismount garbage trucks to collect garbage and remount trucks to ride to the next collection point.
  • Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid.
  • Fill out defective equipment reports.
  • Provide quotes for refuse collection contracts.
  • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
  • Check road or weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
  • Clean trucks or compactor bodies after routes have been completed.
  • Organize schedules for refuse collection.
  • Sort items set out for recycling and throw materials into designated truck compartments.
  • Make special pickups of recyclable materials, such as food scraps, used oil, discarded computers, or other electronic items.
  • Tag garbage or recycling containers to inform customers of problems, such as excess garbage or inclusion of items that are not permitted.

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