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Production Line Worker I

Company: Strategic Materials, Inc.
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Strategic Materials is an environmental steward and largest glass recycler in North America, helping to conserve earth's natural resources. Strategic Materials origins started in 1896, recycling glass into a variety of products.

Would you like to grow your skills in a challenging and rewarding career with the largest glass recycling company in North America? We have an exciting job opportunity for you!

We offer Permanent Job, Weekly Pay, Direct Deposit, Overtime Opportunities, Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage, & 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, and the opportunity for growth.

POSITION SUMMARY: A Production Line Worker I is a general laborer responsible for safely and efficiently performing general labor duties at a glass recycling facility.


  • Not applicable

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the following satisfactorily; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, to the extent that such an accommodation does not pose an undue hardship on the Company.

    • Process and sort materials through a production line which may require standing.
    • Maintain material flow and ensure quality product by completing routine checks on optical sorters and screens.
    • Clean a specific zone that may include conveyors, sorters, platforms, stairs, screens, and floors.
    • Wear appropriate site specific personal protective equipment (PPE), as required.
    • Understand and adhere to all company operating procedures and company safety policies.
    • Maintain a safe work environment by following our process and procedures (5S).
    • Maintain a clean work area by picking up trash and sweeping the floor.
      • Identify possible quality issues with material being processed and communicate with the supervisor.
      • Identify potential equipment issues and communicate with the supervisor.
      • Any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

        COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following.

        • Adaptability - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles. Measures self against standard of excellence. Recognizes and acts on opportunities. Sets and achieves challenging goals. Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
        • Communications - Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
        • Dependability - Commits to doing the best job possible. Follows instruction. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines. Responds to requests for service and assistance. Takes responsibility for own actions.
        • Quality - Applies feedback to improve performance. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Monitors own work to ensure quality.
        • Quantity - Achieves established goals. Completes work in timely manner. Meets productivity standards. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly.
        • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of team above own interests.

          REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) occasionally.

            REQUIRED PHYSICAL ABILITIES: The physical abilities listed below are bona fide occupational requirements for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ---

            • Bending - bending/twisting at the waist will be required for extended periods.
            • Standing - standing for extended periods may be required.
            • Walking - walking on flat or uneven surfaces, up and down stairs and on grass or gravel will be required.
            • Sitting - sitting at certain workstations or in powered industrial vehicles may be required.
            • Climbing - will need to climb stairs and climb ladders.

              • Lifting/Carrying - lifting loads up to 50 pounds may be required, assisting in lifting heavy loads with others may be required.
              • Reaching - the ability to extend arms fully is required.
              • Grasping - the ability to close both hands to grasp small objects is required.
              • Repetitive Movements - the ability to reach and grasp for extended period is required.


                • High School diploma or GED preferred.

                  WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment described below represents the characteristics an employee will experience while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  The job requires exposure to the following conditions:
                  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements occasionally.
                  • Heights - work at heights above 48 inches may require the wearing of additional safety equipment.
                  • Dust/Fumes - when required employees must be able to wear respiratory protective equipment and/or participate in medical exams as part of our respiratory protection program. Respiratory protective equipment use may require that face must be clean shaven.
                  • Extreme Heat/Cold - most operational areas are not heated or cooled.
                  • Rain/Snow - work surfaces may become slippery, appropriate work shoes are required.
                  • Uneven Terrain - employees may be required to walk on surfaces where materials are accumulated, appropriate work shoes are required.
                  • High Noise Levels - employees may be required to wear hearing protection and/or complete hearing examinations as part of our hearing conservation program.

                    EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: The job requires documentation and demonstrated ability to operate the following equipment.

                    • Not applicable

Keywords: Strategic Materials, Inc., St. Louis , Production Line Worker I, Professions , Saint Louis, Missouri

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