Title:  Plant Associate

Requisition Id:  33854
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Work Location:  Albuquerque, NM

About Us:

Stericycle is a U.S. based business-to-business services company and leading provider of compliance-based solutions that protects people and brands, promotes health and well-being, and safeguards the environment. Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have grown from a small start-up in medical waste management into a leader across a range of increasingly complex and highly regulated arenas, serving healthcare organizations and commercial businesses of every size. Every day, we help our customers solve complex challenges by safely managing materials that could otherwise spread disease, contaminate the environment, or compromise one’s identity.


Join us on our mission to protect health and well-being in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way.




Stericycle is seeking a Plant Associate at their Medical Waste facility in Albuquerque, NM!


1st Shift: Monday-Friday 5am-1:30pm
2nd Shift: Monday-Thursday 3pm to 11:30pm, and Friday 1pm to 9:30pm.
Forklift Experience a Plus!!


Join a culture that protects the very communities we support and love.
Join a company that will support you grow and advance your career.


Have additional questions? 
Please TEXT Amber Sparks @ 541-241-6693 | Office Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (Pacific Time) 

Position Purpose:

The Plant Associate will ensure all waste is unloaded from vehicles, the vehicles are decontaminated, and waste is properly staged for scanning and processing. The individual will perform the duties in a safe and productive manner.

Key Job Activities:

• Unload waste from incoming vehicles.
• Separates non-autoclavable waste to be incinerated.
• Stage waste on conveyor system or properly stack waste for scanning in the Biotrack system.
• Scan waste into the Biotrack system for proper recordkeeping purposes.
• Load autoclave bins or incinerator hopper with waste for processing.
• Place reusable containers on tub wash line for decontamination
• Operates tub wash unit ensuring the wash unit is operating properly.
• Removes clean tubs from wash unit, inspects tubs and stacks for loading onto assigned vehicle for reuse.
• Operates tub wash sprayer for oversized reusable tubs ensuring the unit is operating properly.
• Inspects tubs and stacks for loading onto assigned vehicle for reuse.
• Decontaminates vehicles cargo-carrying portion, reloads assigned reusable tubs and ensures cargo-carrying portion of vehicle does not have free liquid on the floor.
• Informs plant supervisor the vehicle is ready to be moved from dock area.
• Ensures housekeeping issues, e.g., spills cleaned up, floor is dry, and debris not on floor, etc., are addressed immediately.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.


Preferred Education: in High School or Equivalent


• Ability to communicate effectively and understand and follow health and safety directives and performance and conduct standards, policies and procedures that apply to the role and location.
• 0-1 Years of Experience, preferably in plant environment.
• Driver’s License preferred.
• Forklift experience preferred.


Certifications and/or Licenses:

Drivers License
Forklift Certification


• Medical / Dental / Vision / Prescription Coverage
• Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• Tuition Reimbursement Program / CDL Program
• Paid Vacation and Sick Time
• 401k / Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Participation in some programs requires that employees be regularly scheduled to work a minimum number of hours and/or to have fulfilled a waiting period after they begin employment with Stericycle.

Our Promise:

Stericycle is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, and to valuing unique perspectives and identities. We foster a culture of belonging that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members. It fuels our innovation and strengthens our connection to our customers and the communities we serve. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


The above description is meant to provide a summary of the nature and level of work being performed; it should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements of the job or person. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. Stericycle will consider requests for workplace accommodations for protected physical or mental limitations in accordance with its human resources policies and local laws. To the extent permissible under local law, and consistent with business necessity, Stericycle reserves the right to modify the content formally or informally, either verbally or in writing, at any time with or without advance notice.


At Stericycle, we protect what matters and that includes your personally identifiable information (PII). We will never ask for personal or financial information during the recruitment process such as passport number, social security number, bank account number, or credit card information. We will never ask you to pay money during the recruitment process for equipment or in exchange for employment opportunities, gifts, or other services. We will never ask you to receive or ship packages or goods as part of the recruitment process. Our recruitment process takes place by phone or in person – not via text message. Any emails from Stericycle recruiters will come from an @stericycle.com email address.

Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque