- For the safety of all, our company policies require full Covid-19 vaccination for all employees.
- Background with a significant amount of physical labor.
- Demonstrated emotional maturity required for the handling of human remains in various stages of decomposition.
- Comfort with basic tools and/or machinery.
- Ability to self-start.
- Comfort with working at height (scissor lifts up to 15).
- Ability to work around occasional loud sounds, smells, and dust (note that earplugs/earmuffs, masks or respirators may be required occasionally for safety, depending on such circumstances).
- Existing forklift operator certification(s), or ability to obtain required certifications. Recompose will pay for training associated with such certifications.
- Some comfort with phone and computer applications is necessary for recording of NOR data and ones own hours onsite.
- A strong respect for the unexplained, a willingness to not know and an inquisitive approach to the work.
- Flexibility in terms of approaches and duties as the Recompose team is very small and helping each other accomplish a variety of tasks is a necessity.
- Resilience, including the ability to manage own emotions, demonstrate self-control under pressure or adversity, and practice self-care.
- Good transportation: while a vehicle is not required, and alternative means of transportation are celebrated, the site in South Seattle does not have good access to public transit.
- Commitment to working toward and advocating for climate healing, soil health, and environmental justice.
- Commitment to working at a progressive company that explicitly works to be anti-racist. Recompose is committed to advocating and protecting the rights of people of color, religious minorities, and undocumented people.
- Commitment to working at a progressive company that explicitly works to be feminist. Recompose is committed to advocating and protecting the rights of women, transgender people, and gender nonconforming people
- This is a bargaining unit position, which means this position will be represented by a union, Local 89 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
WORKING CONDITION AND LOCATION:
This position will report onsite to our Kent or Seattle location. The Kent facility is temporary and will be shutting down mid to late 2022. Once this facility is closed, all work will be done at the Seattle headquarters location.
Work is done inside a warehouse, and can tend to be hot or cold, depending on the ambient temperature. Work can involve dust, smells, and loud noises, any of which can require the use of appropriate personal protective equipment such as earplugs, masks, or respirators, all of which are provided by Recompose.
While still operating at the Kent facility, there is no inside breakroom, and most breaks are taken outside or in a vehicle.
Work is very physical in nature, requiring bending, twisting, lifting, and carrying. NOR Operators must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for short periods, or lighter loads for longer. NOR Operators should be able to be on their feet for much of the day.
The Recompose NOR team works closely together and is seeking to cultivate and grow a positive, warm, enjoyable workplace culture. It is common for team members to lean on each other for support as this work can be quite difficult on many levels. A willingness to listen, be adaptable and sensitive to the needs of other team members is an important aspect to this position. Recompose strives to nourish a culture of inclusion where authenticity and individuality are celebrated.
SALARY RANGE AND BENEFIT INFORMATION
$28.21 per hour
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plans
- Generous paid time off
- Wellness and technology stipends
Our goal as an employer is to have a feminist, antiracist culture, and to employ a diverse, inclusive workforce that is representative of all people we do or might serve. As such, we do not discriminate on any protected status, and moreover, we celebrate applications from persons of color, persons of all genders and gender expressions, persons of any sexual orientation, the formerly incarcerated, and persons in of any other protected class, such as religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy status, or genetic status. Please feel free to let us know in your application if you fit into any such category/ies, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to apply.