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-its trucks at
the assigned branch nightly
Reload trucks with specific equipment needed for the next days
Operates and maintains baling machinery at the branch
Ensures all paper bales are staged or loaded for shipment as
Performs shredding operations in support of Shred-its off-site
Safeguards plant hardware and equipment by locking and activating
Operates forklifts and performs preventative maintenance on forklifts
Maintains a clean and safe working area according to Shred-It and NAID
Ensures that all truck compartments and cabs are cleaned nightly in
accordance with company guidelines
Performs weekly, monthly and yearly preventative maintenance on all
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 companys
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
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a manufacturing or warehouse
Valid drivers license required
Basic knowledge of forklift truck driving and maintenance.
Minimum of six (6) months as a certified forklift driver is considered
o Effectively expresses self in one-on-one and group situations and
o Demonstrates attentiveness and the ability to understand the oral
communications of others through active listening skills.
o Maintain personal appearance and company vehicle in a professional
o Create a good first impression.
o Self-starter who exhibits initiative and internal motivation to
achieve goals, including those beyond standard expectations.
o Must be able to work independently, think before acting and make sound
o Handle all situations (e.g., time pressure, deadlines, task
difficulty, etc.) with dignity and poise.
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.
o Attends all Shred-it training courses as required.
o Commits to ongoing personal development.
o Ability to work well in a team environment; always willing to assist
o Can absolutely be counted on to meet deadlines, carry out tasks, and
o Portray an approachable image, act in a friendly manner with people
and put them at ease.
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.
o Accept personal responsibility for all actions related to
decision-making and personal judgment.
Certifications and/or Licenses:
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
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.
It is the policy of Stericycle, as an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, to hire the best qualified people available without
regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
age, national origin or ancestry, religion, status with regard to public
assistance, order of protection status, disability, or veteran status.
Thanks to our customers, Stericycle has come a long way since our founding in 1989. The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 presented us with an opportunity to manage waste for a wide variety of facilities far more effectively and at a lower cost than they could on their own in full compliance with all regulatory conditions. And we are proud of our record of attention and responsibility to the environment. Our headquarters in Lake Forest, IL is now supported by 45 treatment/collection facilities and 105 transfer/collection sites throughout North America.