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Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Most employers prefer to hire recycling and reclamation workers who have at least one to two years of prior work experience at a recycling facility. Workers receive training while on the job, which may last up to several months. Part or all of the workday may be spent outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The job also entails working with materials and products that can be hazardous. Physical fitness and stamina, manual dexterity, steady hands and arms, excellent coordination, and good near vision is required for this type of work. Workers must be skilled with various machines and control mechanisms. The job requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to follow procedures and maintain composure.

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