Have you ever thought what happens to the e-waste that you throw away? If you dispose of them in the trash, your old stuff ends up in a landfill. But if you choose to recycle, the stuff you threw yesterday could end up back in a store. In the U.S. recycling has become a need as the population and amount of e-waste generated continues to grow in volumes. The huge growth of consumer electronics has led to an ever-expanding surge of end-of-life electronics that must be recycled. These e-waste materials if not recycled can pose to be an environmental and health hazard. Recycling e-waste creates a lot of jobs for people involved in professional refurbishing and recycling in the U.S. and all over the globe. In the waste and recycling industry, jobs provide desirable benefits such as flexible work hours, bonuses, education and training opportunities as well as opportunities for advancement in the field. Some of them provide health insurance to their drivers, mechanics, and welders. There are many positions that are available in the electronic recycling industry for Electronic Recycling Professionals. Let’s take a look at the positions below.

Core opportunities refer to the opportunities offered by companies to collect and manage waste and recyclables. At Surplus Service we hire drivers, helpers, technicians, maintenance crewmembers, facility maintenance, and upkeep staff, welders, heavy equipment operators, materials processors. Core opportunities also refer to people who oversee the core activities of the company such as supervisors and managers. In the U.S. there is an expanding need for Environmental Experts to provide sustainable waste management practices. These positions range from environmental scientists, engineers, biologists, geologists, civil engineers to soil experts. These environmental experts also help to provide groundbreaking environmental technology and solutions which are then executed by hazardous materials experts, landfill gas operators and gas technicians.

At Surplus Service, we have an able, diligent, passionate and resourceful team of environmental experts who help us deliver the best e-waste recycling solutions that lead to higher sustainability reuse and disposal of electronics rather than simply recycling them or sending them to the landfill. There are multiple people from various backgrounds who enter this industry, some of the career paths of these employees range from engineering, IT, procurement, accounting, human resources, operations management to sales and marketing. However, each position requires certain skills and requirements. For example, route managers are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree or prior work experience in the areas of waste management.

Recent data reveals that the U.S. is the world’s leader of total e-waste volume generated per year (9.4 million tons) and also the highest level of annual e-waste per person among major countries. Considering these statistics, the demand for electronic recycling professionals is on the rise. If you take a closer look at the numbers, for every 1,000 tons of e-waste that are recycled, 30 jobs are created in landfills, 15 sorting and recycling jobs are created and 200 repairing jobs are also created. If you are looking for exciting careers in the field of e-waste management, get in touch with us today.