Title:  Quality Control Spec Probation 1

Date:  Nov 13, 2021

Brooklyn, NY, US, 11232

Company:  simsmetalm

Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR), an emerging leader in the municipal recycling industry, was established in 2003 and has quickly become the cornerstone of the New York City curbside recycling program. We process 100% of the metal, glass and plastic, and 50% of the paper, collected by the New York City Sanitation Department throughout the five boroughs of the city. 


In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn, NY – the largest comingled recycling facility and one of the most advanced in North America. That same year, SMR expanded into processing recyclables for a portion of Chicago’s South Side “Blue Cart” curbside recycling program.


SMR serves New York City with its facilities in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Jersey City, NJ. Each year, we process and market nearly 500,000 metric tons of curbside material. We offer high-quality post-consumer glass, plastic and metal commodities for use in manufacturing and more.


SMR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We value the diversity of all of our employees, and we are committed to creating a working environment that is built on a foundation of respect and inclusion, where everyone can contribute, advance on merit, and realize their full potential.

We are currently looking for Quality Control Specialists to join our facility in Brooklyn, NY.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Inspects materials and sorts items or materials into piles or places in bins or barrels according to type, size, condition, coloring, marking, or other characteristics
  • Operate safety equipment and use safe work habits
  • Operate machinery used in the production process or assist equipment operators
  • Load and unload items from machines, conveyor and conveyances
  • Ability to work both shifts
  • Moves reusable materials to production department or storage
  • Separates metal particles from waste
  • Cleaning which includes; sweeping and shoveling residual waste from process
  • Removes waste materials from conveyor
  • Other duties may be assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One year minimum experience in a heavy industrial setting or equivalent combination of education and experience

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

With a promote-from-within philosophy and a variety of programs available to support continuous learning, Sims offers the opportunity for a rewarding career. We are committed to the ecologically sound and sustainable use of resources and strive to operate in a manner that minimizes waste and protects the environment.


A career with SMR provides you with the opportunity to work with an organization whose goal is to be the world’s safest and most responsible recycling company. Our people achieve this by creating a zero-harm workplace, being exemplary members of the communities in which we operate, and being responsible stewards of the environment. We also offer competitive pay and a range of attractive benefits.


Find Out More…


Please visit www.simsmm.com for more information on SMR and its commitment to sustainability.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City