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Title:  Plant Specialist

Requisition Id:  9733
Job Function:  Plant/Processing Operations
Career Area:  Operations
Work Location:  Dallas (Coppell)

Position Purpose:

The Shredding Specialist is responsible for receiving, segregating and loading wastepaper into a paper shredder as well as various traditional warehouse support duties. The Shredding Specialist is a member of the local operations team who coordinates the parking of all trucks in preparation for the next day. The Shredding Specialist must be a team player and contribute to a safe and harmonious work environment.

Key Job Activities:

•    Unloads shredded paper, media, and product from Shred-it’s trucks at the assigned branch nightly
•    Reload trucks with specific equipment needed for the next day’s assignment
•    Operates and maintains baling machinery at the branch
•    Ensures all paper bales are staged or loaded for shipment as required
•    Performs shredding operations in support of Shred-it’s off-site shredding program
•    Safeguards plant hardware and equipment by locking and activating security systems
•    Operates forklifts and performs preventative maintenance on forklifts as required
•    Maintains a clean and safe working area according to Shred-It and NAID standards
•    Ensures that all truck compartments and cabs are cleaned nightly in accordance with company guidelines
•    Performs weekly, monthly and yearly preventative maintenance on all equipment
•    Maintains supplies for plant operations
•    Always maintain a responsible approach to all security and safety matters related to the operation of Shred-it following the company’s policies and procedures bringing the manager's attention to any and all areas of concern
•    Perform other duties and responsibilities, as assigned


Required Education: in High School or Equivalent

Experience (North America & LATAM):

•    High school diploma or equivalent.
•    Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a manufacturing or warehouse environment preferred.

•    Valid drivers license required
•    Basic knowledge of forklift truck driving and maintenance.
•    Minimum of six (6) months as a certified forklift driver is considered an asset.

Communication Skills
•    Oral Communication
o    Effectively expresses self in one-on-one and group situations and presentations.
•    Listening
o    Demonstrates attentiveness and the ability to understand the oral communications of others through active listening skills.

Personal Motivation
•    Impact
o    Maintain personal appearance and company vehicle in a professional manner.
o    Create a good first impression.
•    Initiative
o    Self-starter who exhibits initiative and internal motivation to achieve goals, including those beyond standard expectations.
•    Independence
o    Must be able to work independently, think before acting and make sound judgments.
•    Stress Management
o    Handle all situations (e.g., time pressure, deadlines, task difficulty, etc.) with dignity and poise.
•    Integrity
o    Maintain social, ethical and organizational norms.
•    Attention to Detail
o    Achieve tasks and objectives through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small.
•    Self–Development
o    Attends all Shred-it training courses as required.
o    Commits to ongoing personal development.

Interpersonal Skills
•    Teamwork
o    Ability to work well in a team environment; always willing to assist other partners.
•    Reliability
o    Can absolutely be counted on to meet deadlines, carry out tasks, and keep commitments.
•    Impact
o    Portray an approachable image, act in a friendly manner with people and put them at ease.
•    Judgment
o    Develop alternative courses of action and make decisions which are based on logical as-sumptions and which reflect factual information,
o    Decisions must be in the best interest of the customer and Shred-it.
•    Responsibility
o    Accept personal responsibility for all actions related to decision-making and personal judgment.

Experience (EMEAA):

Certifications and/or Licenses:

Forklift Certification


Stericycle currently offers its employees the option to participate in a full range of benefits, including a health care program which includes medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, an employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation and sick time, a 401(k) plan, and an 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.


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.  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.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth