Title:  Equipment Operator

Date:  Jan 7, 2022

Jersey City, NJ, US, 07305

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 Equipment Operators to join our facility in Jersey City, NJ.


Job Summary


The EO operates equipment to include; frontend loader with bucket, 12k forklift or smaller with rotator, bobcat and skid steer. Operators are to follow all Sims safety regulations and golden rules. Operator will provide pre-shift and end of shift inspections and is responsible for greasing and daily upkeep of equipment and work areas.


Major Job Responsibilities/Duties


  • Performs routine maintenance on loader such as lubricating, fueling and cleaning
  • Completes inspection report prior to using equipment
  • Safely operate machinery under the direction of the shift supervisor or production manager. Load trucks, pile scrap material, load/unload barges and rail cars
  • End of shift clean up and equipment inspection
  • Regularly clean equipment to preserve its quality and functionality
  • Commit to the overall safety of the work environment
  • Sweeps and shovels residual waste from process
  • Other duties may be assigned



Job Qualifications


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Minimum of 12 months related experience and/or training; 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, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 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.

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.simsltd.com for more information on SMR and its commitment to sustainability.

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