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Recycling Processing Tech and Processing Tech Lead

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Retail
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric, Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified

Job Description

Use your technical skills to help improve the environment!   ARCA is seeking Processing Technicians and a Lead Processing Technician to join our team. We are an innovative company dedicated to preserving the environment through energy efficiency and proper appliance disposal.

This is a great opportunity to pursue a rewarding career with an industry leader. Don’t miss out, apply today!



Processing Technicians performs various manual, semi-skilled tasks related to processing - evacuating refrigerants in an environmentally-sound manner from refrigerators, freezers along with the disassembly of other household appliances.


PROCESSING TECHNICIAN LEAD                      

Full-function hands-on responsibilities as of Processing Tech along with the added functions in leading the Processing, Disassembly and Warehouse Associates in the day-to-day assignment, work flow, and operational procedures



  • Must obtain CFC Level 1 Certification. (Obtained by taking an open book test, paid for and provided by ARCA upon hire)
  • Remove all capacitors, ballast’s, mercury switches, batteries, and other required appliance components, and evacuate refrigerant and oil according to company standards, procedures and safety rules
  • Maintain accurate and complete processing records
  • Maintain tools and equipment in proper working condition and report any damage to the Manager
  • Load and unload trucks as needed
  • Keep all tools in secure area and clean workspaces and equipment at the end of the day.
  • Participate in company-sponsored training programs
  • Watch visitors who may be in processing areas to avoid injuries or accidents and to control entry into secured or restricted areas
  • Keep receiving and outgoing areas lanes clear, maintain processing areas with defined walkways, and place appliances in proper areas
  • Will be subject to random drug tests for safety sensitive positions

PROCESSING TECH LEAD along with the above:

  • Facilitate efficient staffing through assisting in training, assigning work flow and making recommendations to management regarding performance of warehouse team
  • Assume responsibility for warehouse appearance,and housekeeping
  • Accept responsibility for implementation of safety standards as set forth by management; both in training and in day-to-day operations
  • Preventative maintenance and minor repair of center equipment (baler, conveyor, lighting, plumbing, minor office repairs)
  • Complete detail record keeping of maintenance and repair logs
  • Hazardous material management and detail record-keeping

Job Requirements

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A commitment to high professional ethical standards
  • Previous warehouse experience
  • Aptitude to remain calm, pleasant and professional while under strenuous physical requirements as well as strict time schedules and changing priorities, while performing the job in a safe manner.


Preferred Skills:

  • Pleasant, polite manner for dealing with co-workers.
  • Universal or CFC Type1 Certificate.

Essential Screening Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass, a company pre-employment physical exam, drug test, and criminal background check.
  • This position is subject to random drug tests for safety sensitive positions.
  • May be required to work overtime due to fluctuations in business volume and staffing.


Physical Demands

This is a physically demanding position; you must be able to perform strenuous work under varied circumstances.


Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with solid work history.
  • Processing Technician Lead requires previous experience in a supervisory position

Language Skills

  • Basic understanding of instructions.  Able to read and understand MSDS’s and acquire the information necessary to safely perform the job duties.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload; ability to meet deadlines and follow instructions


Computer Skills

  • Basic Computer knowledge and skills


Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • Universal or CFC Type 1 certification.  OR must be willing to take the CFC Type 1 open book test within the 1st 14 days of employment and pass the test.



The following machines, tools, equipment are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. Actual machines, tools, equipment used will vary by center:
Personal Protective Equipment including, but not limited to, dust mask, earplugs, gloves, respirator, safety glasses, work boots and back belt.
Hand tools including, but not limited to, pliers, drill, saw, screwdriver
Machines including, but not limited to, floor jacks, appliance dollies, CFC evacuation machines

The following environmental/atmospheric working conditions are commonly, but not always, associated with the performance of this position. The actual working conditions will vary by center
warehouse environment including, but not limited to, machines, tools, heavy equipment, chemicals,
solvents, dust, and fumes.
Exposure to residential, industrial and commercial waste.
Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions and loud noises.
Frequently lift / carry up to 50 pounds.
Push / pull up to 100 pounds force.
Occasional sitting, overhead reaching, balancing, kneeling, and crawling.
Frequent standing, walking, stair climbing, stooping, and firm grasping.
Constant forward reaching and simple grasping.




ARCA leads the industry in providing environmentally sound appliance recycling.  We offer competitive wage along with outstanding benefits that include:  Health, dental, life, STD, 401(k), paid vac, sick & holidays. 

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