The MRF General Manager is a senior leader responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a recycling process and will report to the Director of Operations. This includes development, training, adherence to and enforcement of all established safety procedures and protocols. Responsible for personnel management of all assigned facility staff including meeting production and quality goals. Leads facility reporting, AP/AR, vendors, commodities, basket value and inbound/outbound commodities shipments, etc. This position will require working in both an administrative office setting and outdoor tipping and warehouse processing environment exposed to inclement weather conditions. The required hours and physical demand may vary due to material processed, seasonal demand and facility capacity.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Senior-level oversight of all MRF daily operations and assigned personnel
Develops, trains, and enforces all established safety procedures and protocols
Manages, trains and ensures compliance with Safety/OSHA/MiOSHA regulations and programs
Leads training and re-training initiatives for all assigned personnel as required or at established intervals per safety protocols
Leads departmental Safety Committee and co-leads organization Safety Committee
Assess occupational and environmental safety hazards and effectiveness of controls and hazard reduction potential for all areas of the MRF.
Manages site in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
Analyzes data, develops production schedules, processes and procedures to meet MRF production and quality goals
Manages general facility reporting, AP/AR, vendors, commodities, basket value and inbound/outbound commodities shipments, etc.
Manages MRF operating budget, participates in annual budgeting process, P&L and ongoing budget indicator dashboards. Continuously monitors operating budget and works with appropriate organizational personnel to deviations/abnormalities from annual budgets
Develop initiatives to meet business objectives
In conjunction with Human Resources, manages hiring, performs and conducts performance evaluations, monitors and tracks employee attendance, leads disciplinary actions/record keeping/meetings and staff recognition programs
Provides senior leadership over inspections, maintenance, repairs and continuous functionality of MRF processing equipment and rolling stock
Oversees management parts inventory, tools and supplies for processing equipment and rolling stock
Leads the management of MRF supplies, uniform program, safety supplies (PPE), office supplies, basic cleaning supplies
Oversight of general site/facility cleanliness and ensures daily housekeeping plan is followed in assigned areas and that all areas are cleaned effectively.
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of recycling plant operations and/or high-speed labor-based industrial manufacturing systems
Must be able to work with high-level direction and be an independent self-starter.
Ability to manage and lead a diverse workforce including, Processors, Sorters and Administrative staffs.
Multi-tasking individual with the ability to keep several processes efficiently and safely progressing toward facility/organizational goals
Strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to understand how the plant equipment operates in order to make appropriate system and component adjustments.
Ability to work extended daily hours, weekends and/or holidays. Must be flexible to work various shifts to support operations and respond to emergencies or client requests.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
Above average organizational skills and the ability to prioritize departmental functions in order to meet due dates and deadlines.
Advanced experience in Word, Excel, Gmail Suites, including functional ability in to utilize software knowledge for automated processes and data collection
Ability to work effectively and efficiently both independently and be a senior leader in a team environment
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and/or progressive high-level equivalent training in recycling production and/or high-speed manufacturing
5-7 years’ experience leading recycling plant operations and/or high-speed labor-based industrial manufacturing systems
Experience in the recycling industry preferred.
Legally eligible to work in the United States.
Advanced understanding of Safety/OSHA/MiOSHA regulations and programs
Must possess proficient experience in Word, Excel, Gmail Suites, including basic computer knowledge for automated processes and data collection
Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, instructions, signs, signals, and safety training.
Prefer familiarity with ANSI Z245.2- Stationary compactors- Safety Requirements
Prefer familiarity with ANSI Z245.41- Facilities for the Processing of Commingled Recyclable Materials - Safety
Prefer familiarity with ANSI Z245.5- Baling Equipment - Safety Requirements for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation
Must successfully complete pre-employment testing.
Experience in managing a unionized production-based workforce
Must be able to regularly work near or around high-powered magnets, which prohibits persons with pacemakers to be near or around them.
Ability to lift up to 50 lb. unassisted at times Safely operate broom, shovel, rake, screwdriver, pliers and other non-mechanical hand tools
Not sensitive to motion sickness or strong odors
Must be able to stand for up to 12 hours a day
Ability to work in all temperature conditions
Ability to constantly bending and twist, reaching and grabbing with hands, walk up and down stairs several times per day, sit, stand, bend, climb, and squat
Must have dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of buttons and levers and use of feet to control pedals on equipment.
May climb in and out of equipment; bending at the waist; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; carrying; pushing and pulling.
Work in confined spaces and in high work areas.
Work outdoors and indoors, under such conditions as inclement weather, extreme heat, extreme cold, dust, and chemicals
Subject to noise from equipment operation and strong odors
Must wear appropriate required uniform and personal protective equipment.
About Recycle Ann Arbor
Recycle Ann Arbor's mission is to develop and operate innovative reuse, recycling, and zero-waste programs that improve the environmental quality of our community.
Throughout 2019 we tracked the materials that we collected curbside, at our Drop Off Station, at our Recovery Yard and at our ReUse Center. These materials totaled 13,878 tons! We then used the EPAs WARM model to calculate the carbon emissions conserved. And the results are in, a big thanks to the Ann Arbor community for reducing, reusing and recycling. Our efforts make an impact.