Utah State University

Equipment Operator III (Recycling)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2023 6:02 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Support Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Incumbents in the Equipment Operator series operate a variety of heavy equipment including roll off trucks, garbage trucks, Tractors, backhoes, delivery trucks, conveyor belts, compactors and fork lifts. Incumbents in this position (Equipment Operator III) are responsible for picking up material to be recycled, processed and sold. The Incumbent is responsible for the general pick up of all recycled material on campus, knowledge of pick-up routes, and general cleaning. The employee maintains public recycling drop-off areas and cages for continued use. They work as a member of the Resource and Recovery team and will help other areas of the department to accomplish goals.


  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the pickup of all recyclable materials for recycling throughout campus.
  • Delivers material to the recycling center and places material into proper storage units.
  • Helps in the processing of recyclable material, which includes but is not limited to sorting material, baling material and transporting material.
  • Works around and operates machinery including forklifts, conveyors, compactors, etc.
  • Supervises drop-off area and clean up as necessary.
  • Creates relationships with building managers and FM crew members in charge of recycling in their respective areas.
  • Maintains roll off cages of recyclable material.
  • Helps maintain cleanliness of the recycling center and areas throughout campus.
  • Serve as backup garbage truck driver.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of related work experience
  • Willingness to obtain Forklift certification
  • Willingness to obtain class B CDL

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possesses a class B CDL
  • Experienced in Recycling work environment
  • Experienced with operating heavy equipment and machinery

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of light and heavy equipment operation and maintenance.
  2. Knowledge of safety, loading, and maintenance procedures.
  3. Skill in organizing and coordinating multiple projects.
  4. Basic computer skills.
  5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  6. Ability to operate heavy equipment.
  7. Ability to organize work flow to produce the most efficient productivity.
  8. Ability to interact and communicate well with co-workers, campus customers, and the public.
  9. Ability to prioritize work and accomplish tasks.
  10. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  11. Ability to work without supervision.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Extensive physical activity. Must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (approximately 65 lbs). Work environment includes confined or narrow spaces, and requires assuming uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, squatting, etc. Work environment requires following safety precautions.

College/Department Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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