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Hi-Lo/Equipment Operator

Company: PADNOS
Location: Hastings
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Our dedicated equipment operators and general labor are a critical piece of our business and enjoy the challenge to achieve and exceed our production goals. Their commitment to be the best they can be, focus on safety, attention to detail and quality have gotten us where we are today. We are looking for someone who is interested in more than just operating a piece of machinery but rather looking for ways to learn, grow and improve each day. Be part of our sustainable team that makes it all possible!
PADNOS is a full-service recycling company handling paper, plastic, metals and electronic recycling. We tailor recycling programs for consumer and industrial clients throughout the United States. PADNOS was founded over a century ago and continues to transform the recycling industry. The company has thrived as a family business through four generations and has grown to be a market leader and best in class innovator.
Position Summary:
The Yard Associate interacts with customers while inspecting various grades of material upon delivery into the yard. Sort and upgrade materials to meet quality standards per established protocols. Operate small equipment as needed to process and prepare material prior to shipment.


  • Sort, process and inventory material by operating shears, balers, loaders and forklifts.
  • Assist with the purchasing various grades of material from customers.
  • Assist customers with the unloading of their material.
  • Assist with the packing and loading of material prior to shipment.
  • Operate crane as necessary to provide overflow coverage.

    Qualifications:

    • Six months operating small equipment experience preferred
    • Equipment operation and preventative maintenance knowledge
    • Basic computer skills
    • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast pace environment
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Accuracy in operation and attention to detail
    • Knowledge in inventory control


    • Be a part of the green movement and join PADNOS today!
      PADNOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Be a part of the green movement and join PADNOS today!
      PADNOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, weight, height, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, genetic medical information, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: PADNOS, Kalamazoo , Hi-Lo/Equipment Operator, Other , Hastings, Michigan

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