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.

Duties include:

  • 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:

  1. Your resume
  2. 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.