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Recycling Technician - Nights

Apply Job ID 22213 Date posted Apr. 15, 2022 Location Effingham, Illinois Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


A leading global provider of print and media solutions, Quad/Graphics is powered by a passion for innovation and the most advanced platform in the industry. Our collaborative team of “can-do” people continually challenge the status quo, creating groundbreaking solutions that push the boundaries of communications.

Walk In Any Wednesday from 1pm-4pm for a plant tour and immediate interview.   Find a career.  Not a job.  Questions, call Kerry @  414.566.2196.

$2000 New Hire Bonus Offered for FT Manufacturing Roles

Quad is currently hiring Essential Workers who want to make a difference - Imagine more than you have today.  Your career starts here.  Be greater than you thought possible and reap the rewards of your success and growth. We are in the business of developing people.  Promotions are based on your performance – You are in charge of your career! 

Our compressed work schedule is geared toward balancing work and family life.   You will work 3 to 4, 12 hour days a week with opportunities for overtime (OT paid after 40 hours per week).   

At Quad entry-level wages for full-time start between $16  - $17  /hour.  You have immediate opportunities to advance – driving you to be better than yesterday.   In addition, we value and reward manufacturing experience by providing a competitive wage.   As your career progresses, there are multiple upward paths available, as we are continuously looking for our next group of leaders to excel within the organization.

Effingham is a one-stop, full-service specialty operation capable of printing commercial and direct mail products with full personalization capabilities and in-house mail services. In addition, Effingham has total scheduling flexibility due to its large capacity, interchangeable presses.  Our employees and their families have access to an onsite medical clinic,.  We offer competitive pay, health, dental, pharmacy and life insurance, 401k, vacation, and other great benefits, including a compressed work schedule where you work half of the year! 

Quad is a Wisconsin-based company, which is among the largest magazine and direct-mail printers in the U.S. Our company leverages its strong print foundation as part of a much larger, robust integrated marketing services platform that helps marketers and content creators improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing spend across offline and online media channels.

Quad is closely following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and implementing processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, customers and communities.  We follow CDC and local health authorities, federal and state governments along with best practices and recommendations from our healthcare subsidiary, QuadMed.


Quad in Effingham is seeking a night shift (7pm-7am) Recycling Technician.   

A Recycling Technician ensures the effective operation and processing of recycling materials through the use of shredding/bailing and trim baling systems.  This is done through staging and grading of recyclables, system start-up/shut-down/operation and processing of paper, plastic and metal graded materials. 


·        Gather, load and unload materials through lifting and/or Power Industrial Vehicles

·        Operate recycling machinery to effectively process materials

·        Sort and assign appropriate recycling grade to materials

·        Create and maintain all records for outbound shipment in appropriate systems and/or hardcopies

·        Identify and resolve general maintenance items and escalate as needed

·        Maintain a clean and organized work area, including machinery

·        Actively participate and follow all Safety and Lean regulations, policies and initiatives. Including performing daily maintenance inspections as required and report any issues of concern to the appropriate leader

·        All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Ability to operate necessary recycling equipment
  • Good organizational and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently without close supervision
  • Ability to effectively and professional communicate both verbally and written
  • Proficient knowledge of departmental programs, applications and computer operating systems  
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers and all other internal/external contacts to promote teamwork
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use desktop and mobile PCs
  • Ability to work Quad assigned work schedule including  weekends and overtime as needed

Work requires ability to lift and/or move 10-15 lbs. continuously & lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. occasionally, stand long hours, use hands and wrists continuously in controlled movement, receive and follow instructions and use vision in order to identify defects with or without reasonable accommodation. 

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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