Job of the Week: Surplus Worker

This week, MSU Human Resources is featuring a Surplus Worker position (posting 716855) at the Campus Surplus Store and Recycling Center through MSU’s Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Department.

This temporary position was created to help sort, load, unload, transport, count, move, store and prepare materials for recycling and surplus operations; to assist in operating recycling and surplus equipment and machinery; and to perform general cleaning and maintenance duties in related work areas. IPF’s Campus Surplus Store manages the collection and processing of 40 million pounds of reuse, recycling and waste materials annually. The surplus worker hired for this position will be responsible for using a best use model to carry out the actions needed for the recycling and sorting.

There are three primary categories of responsibilities for the position. The first category is “people,” in which the worker is to train, communicate and facilitate an environment that encourages service excellence. The second is “partnership,” in which the worker exchanges information with campus departments and promotes environmentally and fiscally responsible decision making. The third is “stewardship,” in which the worker coordinates the movements and display of MSU assets while promoting the department initiative of landfill diversion. Read a full list of responsibilities here.

The desired qualifications for the position include one year of experience in recycling, surplus, or related operations; working knowledge of tools, equipment and processes used in recycling or surplus operations; possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator’s license and meet MSU’s safe driving standards and successfully drive a University vehicle to perform job duties; the ability to do frequent lifting of over 75 pounds; and a forklift operator certification or the ability to gain one.

To learn more about the work location, visit the MSU Surplus Store Website, and to learn more about the position and apply here, the application closes when the position is filled. Find all the latest job postings at

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