Waste Management Ambassador

$19.00 hourly
  • Service by Medallion
  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Nov 26, 2018
Part time Biotech Facilities Food / Beverage / Hospitality Other Science

Job Description

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with members of the Facilities and Real Estate Team in a variety of waste management initiatives
  • Setting up tradeshow-like table displays showing different waste items that go into 3 streams: compost, landfill, recycling 
  • Creating presentation materials and graphics to display benefits of waste separation
  • Conducting waste audits at waste dumpsters
  • Tracking the level of contamination between waste streams
  • Occasionally weighting waste bags for auditing purposes
  • Occasionally hand sorting waste objects like soda cans, plastic food containers
  • Assisting with other duties related to waste management and sustainability as directed
  • Becoming an advocate of sustainability



  • Ideally, outgoing personality with the ability to communicate clearly and engage with a diverse audience 
  • Ideally, we would like to hire a rising Senior in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety or related major. Recent graduates with interest in some aspect of sustainability and protecting the environment are welcome to apply!
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work independently, collaborate in Teams and display initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; persuasive communication skills highly desired.
  • Ability to multi-tasking skills and stay organized.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Spanish bilingual a plus, but not required.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.
  • Fast paced, high volume, detail oriented work environment.
  • Requires the ability to walk, move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds unassisted.
  • Requires extensive use of hands (ability to reach over, bend and extend hands).
  • Reach above and below shoulder height, constant walking, standing in one place for long periods of time, bending, stooping, lifting, kneeling, etc.
  • Work in varying temperature environments (internal and external parts of the building).

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Deadline to Apply

Open until filled