Now Hiring: E-Waste Project Coordinator
Job Title: E-Waste Project Coordinator (student worker position)
Employer: OSU Materials Management
Location: Property Services Bldg., 644 SW 13th St Corvallis
Job Description and Duties
OSU Materials Management (comprised of Campus Recycling and Surplus Property) are hiring one E-Waste Project Coordinator, a student worker position, for fall term 2014. This position will assist Materials Management in its goal to become e-Stewards certified for electronic waste disposal by April 2015. E-Stewards is a standard that is recognized worldwide for organizations who dispose of electronics responsibly. OSU recycled over 44 tons of e-waste in 2013. The position will also assess the current processes used for processing e-waste at OSU and make recommendations for improvements. This position is funded through a Wage Grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative, but the employee will work at the Property Services Building at 644 SW 13th Street and report to the Warehouse Coordinator.
- Identifying the qualification requirements for e-Stewards.
- Evaluating OSU’s current vendors’ certifications and qualifications for e-Stewards certification.
- Completing time studies on dismantling computers.
- Researching and identifying vendors for computer components and raw materials.
- Identifying space and tool requirements needed for disassembling computers.
- Outlining safety issues and resolutions for disassembling computers.
- Presenting to Materials Management proposals for alternative e-waste recycling options.
The student will start work near the beginning of fall term 2014 in late September and work 10-20 hours/week on weekdays 8 am-5 pm through the end of fall term in December (it is possible the employee could continue working beyond that date in a different role). Starting pay is $9.50/hr. The successful applicant may earn academic credits if allowable by their academic department.
- The Materials Management unit supports the sustainability objectives of OSU. The staff and students work with departments to assure that OSU is a leader in reuse and recycling. This requires:
- A commitment to recycling.
- Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated professionalism.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
- Ability to work independently and take the initiative.
- Demonstrable project management experience.
- Experience summarizing data and research, writing reports and/or making recommendations preferred.
- The ability to safely move 50 lbs. and use material handling equipment. Safety is important for all workers.
- Willingness to learn to drive a forklift.
- 10-20 hours of availability weekdays 8 am – 5 pm. Preference may be given to applicants who can work shifts in four hour blocks.
- Enrollment in OSU or LBCC for a minimum of 6 credit hours during fall term 2014.
- Must meet OSU’s driver authorization and criminal history check criteria.
How to Apply
Please email the following to Steve Schofield by Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm:
- Your resume
- A cover letter that includes:
- Why you are interested in and qualified for the job.
- 1-2 paragraphs that summarize in your own words what the E-Stewards certification program is and why it would be beneficial for OSU to become certified.
For More Information
Contact Steve Schofield, Warehouse Coordinator, via email or at 541-737-2851.