Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Materials Handler (Zero Waste) - Tempe campus

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $20.24 Hourly

Job Description

Materials Handler (Zero Waste) - Tempe campus

Arizona State University

FDM FM Zero Waste SS

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Facilities Management, Zero Waste Program, seeks a Materials Handler to perform daily recycling route collections, ensure timely completion of special requests, and perform yard maintenance and vehicle inspections/upkeep. Under limited direct supervision, provide advice, information, and educational materials and respond to inquiries across all areas of the university regarding proper disposal of recyclables in efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle materials supporting the overall zero waste goals of ASU.


Looking for an employer that offers you solid growth opportunities, as well as an inclusive culture and work/life balance? ASU offers the following employee benefits to enhance the total compensation of its staff:

·       Flexible work schedules

·       22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10 paid holidays annually for all staff

·       World-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates for employees and eligible family members through its employee tuition reduction program

·       12 weeks of paid parental leave following the birth or adoption of a child

·       Comprehensive and very affordable benefits package including dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.

·       Retirement program designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement which includes Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

·       Paid time for volunteer and professional development

·       Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings

·       Disability and leave program for income protection

·       Free and confidential Employee Assistance services, helping to manage personal difficulties or life challenges

·       ASU Discounts to sports/events along with discounts with ASU partnerships


Salary Range

$20.24 per hour. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona.


Close Date

13-February-2024 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled.


Essential Duties

·       Complete daily recycling routes and special requests;

·       Assist in implementing recycling programs on all ASU campuses; 

·       Provide exceptional customer service when interacting with students, staff and faculty;

·       Drive, load, and unload 15-foot stake-bed and box truck;

·       Properly sort materials into correct bins; 

·       Operate material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies to move bins and recyclable materials;

·       Operate solid waste compactors and other hydraulic machines;

·       Work outdoors lifting, standing, bending, climbing, and kneeling for extended periods of time.

·       Communicate to perform the essential functions of the job


DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday; 7:00AM - 3:30PM


Minimum Qualifications

One year of shipping/receiving experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Employee is required to possess a Class D Driver’s license throughout employment. Some positions may require state certification in forklift operation. 


Desired Qualifications

Experience in:

·       facilities maintenance/grounds maintenance

·       recycling/solid waste collection programs (2 years)

·       customer service 

·       using organizational skills

·       working independently and with a team

·       working with Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook


Knowledge of:

·       equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, hand trucks or dollies

·       solid waste compactors and other hydraulic machines


Evidence of:

·       effective communication skills


Working Environment

·       Work activities regularly require exposure to external environmental conditions including extreme heat, cold, dust, wind, insects, flora and fauna indigenous to a desert climate.

·       Extended periods of walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing objects of varying weights up to 70 pounds.

·       Drive university vehicle/cart.


Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.


Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.


This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).


Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. A Department of Motor Vehicle search will be conducted. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Must pass pre-employment physical examination post offer of employment.


Must possess fork lift certification, or be able to obtain, within six months of employment. 


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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