Recycling Center Foreperson

Recycling Center Foreperson
Salary – $39,000 + benefits

Job Summary:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul assists neighbors in vulnerable situations throughout six counties in SW Pennsylvania. In doing so, a regional Recycling and Transportation Logistics Center (RTLC) in Penn Hills administers the repurposing of clothing, books, and other donations, as well as six donation trucks. To carry out its mission to deliver aid to community members in need, SVdP is looking to fill the position of Recycling Center Foreperson at its RTLC.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a crew of laborers while keeping and attaining performance goals.
  • Self-motivated individual with Knowledge eager to learn the operation and procedures of the warehouse.Maintain the overall appearance of the warehouse.
  • Be somewhat flexible to the company’s schedule and needs of the business while creating schedules for employees daily.
  • Ability to operate and safely inspect a compactor, forklift, box truck, and possibly other machinery.
  • Must be able to stand, process, lift up to 75 pounds (with proper safety equipment such as a furniture dolly)
  • Must be able to supervise employees in multiple locations.
  • Candidate must understand the importance of teamwork.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).Active Driver’s License
  • Forklift Driving experience (Will train)
  • Box Truck driving experience (Will train)

Cognitive Abilities:

  • The ability to get along with others and work as a team player.
  • The ability to concentrate for expended periods of time.
  • The ability to shift focus from one task to another.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult or emergency situations.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is regularly required to:

  • sit at a desk or conference table or while driving;
  • walk throughout SVdP facilities;
  • use hands to finger, handle, or feel to use the telephone or computer or to manipulate office equipment or supplies;
  • talk or hear when interacting with various individuals.

The employee is frequently required to:

  • reach with hands and arms for supplies, binders, and files.

The employee is occasionally required to:

  • stand when conversing with various individuals, making copies, and sending faxes;
  • walk throughout SVdP’s facilities;
  • stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to place items in or get items from low drawers or shelves;
  • lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (using proper lifting techniques), which may be furniture, store fixtures, or heavy merchandise.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include:

  • close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus when walking throughout facilities;
  • close vision for reading or completing paperwork;
  • color vision when reviewing color-coded documents;
  • distance vision when attending meetings and training sessions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently exposed to:

  • moving machine parts;
  • fumes from lifting equipment in the warehouse;
  • outdoor weather conditions when traveling.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud because it involves driving in city traffic, working in the warehouse where there is a lot of activity and machinery running, and delivering to stores that are open to the public.

Employment Criteria:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against an employee or candidate because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or any other factor specified in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1983 and subsequent amendments, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C 1681 et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other pertinent federal and state laws regarding discrimination.