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University of Kansas KU Recycling Technician in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

KU Recycling Technician


Recycling Services

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

55% - Recycling Collection – Ensure efficient recycling collection throughout the campus community by following assigned collection routes and schedules.

30% - Recycling Processing – Ensure recycling is processed in a timely manner at the KU Recycling Warehouse, including unloading mixed recycling into compactor and operating commercial baler.

10% - Customer Service – Provide remarkable customer service to various departments across campus through interactions during recycling collections. Monitoring emails and service requests.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday, 8 AM-5 PM (some weekends may be required during high volume collection periods)

FLSA Status:


Contact Information to Applicants:

Josh Quick


Required Qualifications:


Employee Class:

B-University Support Staff

Advertised Salary Range:




Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience operating any of the following equipment: 1.5-ton box truck, forklift, and/or a commercial baling equipment.

  2. Knowledge of and familiarity with KU facilities, services, and processes.

  3. Commitment to recycling and environmental sustainability.

  4. Experience providing customer service, organizational and leadership skills.

  5. Experience working in a warehouse environment or materials handling.

Position Overview:

This is full-time position in KU Operations. Responsibilities include collecting recycling from a variety of locations across campus, providing customer service to campus departments through personal interactions during collections, as well as working collaboratively with other full-time and student hourly employees and the Recycling Operations Coordinator. Requires driving a 1.5-ton box truck. New updated hourly rate of $17/hr.

Because equity is one of the three foundational pillars of sustainability, the KU Center for Sustainability strives to include equity and social justice in all employees’ day-to-day work. The role of the Recycling Technician in this regard is to:

  • Demonstrate an effort to understand the individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments and participate in DEI professional development opportunities to enhance that role

  • Promote an institutional culture that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to sustainability initiatives

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM (some weekends may be required during high volume collection periods)



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

Please include a resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications, cover letter, and the names and contact information to three references along with your completed online application.

Application review will begin Monday, June 5th and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.



Job Family:

Facilit Plan Design&Operat-KUL

Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

  1. Perform heavy lifting, up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation

  2. Willing to work a flexible schedule

  3. Must have and maintain a Driver’s License throughout employment