Requisition Number: 2019-1843
Industry: Manufacturing
City: Ripley
State: TN
Position Type: Full Time (30+ hrs)
Work Schedule: All Shifts
Pay Rate: 10.50

Recycling Technician

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Description/Job Summary

Vonachen Group was established in 1968 as a private, family-owned janitorial service company. From the very beginning, we’ve remained true to our “Midwestern values.” Our team is hard-working, responsive and reliable. We believe in delivering quality work, honoring our commitments and treating clients and employees with respect. Vonachen Group has earned a reputation as “people of integrity,” and it’s this reputation we work hard to keep!

Vonachen Group is committed to creating a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for our valued clients. No matter what type of business we serve, Vonachen Group strives to exceed expectations by meeting the unique needs of your facility, staying within budget, responding and adjusting to workflow within 24 hours and working side-by-side with you as a member of your team.

Since its founding, Vonachen Group has evolved into a full-service facility maintenance leader that provides janitorial services, healthcare services, logistics and special services for a wide range of clients throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Alabama, Nebraska and Tennessee.


We are currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Recycling Technician in Ripley, TN. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and has reliable transportation. Successful candidates will have an excellent work ethic with strong attention to detail.

Required Skills

As a recycling technician, your primary responsibilities include sorting and properly disposing of materials. You collect and organize metals, glass, wood, paper, plastic, electronics, and more into their appropriate containers. You unload and load recyclables on trucks and may clean materials as needed for recycling requirements. Other duties include operating forklifts, pallet jacks, power lifts, and other heavy equipment. You may be in charge of cutting products with saws, blowtorches, and other power tools so they can be disposed of correctly.


The position will include bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, a lot of walking and lifting up to 40 pounds.

A criminal background check, results of which are not necessarily a bar to employment is required.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster.