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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted Date
Nov 29, 2022
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02238476; 02329302

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
Who We Are:
UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 24,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-east side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at

What We Offer:
  • Innovative, collaborative, and casual-work environment
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • On-site health & wellness programs
  • On-site affordable day care
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
  • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees also receive a vacation package starting at 104 hours during first year, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday (36hrs each year), and paid legal holidays.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Office of Sustainability leadership, the Motor Vehicle Operator for Waste and Recycling is primarily responsible for implementing UWM's self-haul recycling program, including planning daily/weekly program logistics, collecting and processing recyclable materials from across the UWM campus, and coordinating paper commodities services. Operates large trucks and heavy equipment to collect, transport, and consolidate several waste and recycling streams from the institution while ensuring environmental compliance. This is semi-skilled work requiring significant autonomy, prioritization of tasks, and monitoring changes in service level needs. Supports other departmental programs as directed, including supporting Surplus metal and e-waste collection and recycling.This position performs all duties in a professional manner, with an emphasis on customer service, interacting with multiple departments, colleagues, and the public daily while serving as a model representative of the Office of Sustainability.
This is a 1st shift position, Monday - Friday (7:30AM - 4:00PM)
Starting salary range, depending on experience: $17-19/hour

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for this vacancy must:
  • Willingness to drive a box truck and forklift
  • Willingness to work in a range of environments, such as warehouse, office, and outdoors in varying weather conditions
  • Evidence of ability to stand, walk, push, pull, and sit for extended periods of time
  • Evidence of ability to frequently handle and lift heavy objects, up to 50 lbs. at a time
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver license (or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation) and be able to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for driving on state business as detailed here:

Preferred Qualifications
Highly qualified candidates will also have:
  • Demonstrated experience using forklifts, compactors, and balers, or similar equipment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in recycling and waste diversion
  • Evidence of ability to maintain a safe, clean, and positive work environment and to occasionally work under pressure or in stressful situations
  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends or maintain a flexible schedule, such as for our annual Move-Out program (usually during late May)

Application Instructions
Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
  • Cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications
  • Resume
  • Document listing the names and contact information for three professional references

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on December 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after December 11, 2022 may not receive consideration.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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