Hourly · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Hourly
Employment Type 055 - Hourly, Non-Union: Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $20.00/hour

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary, Seasonal position from May 2022 until November 2022, with opportunity to extend
Business Unit: Ellice Recycling
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Reporting to: Foreman

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, overtime as required

Wage Rate: $20.00/hour

Work Setting: Industrial

Number of Vacancies: 1


Ellice Recycle, a Ralmax Group of Companies, has an exciting and immediate opening for a full-time Recycle Yard Labourer in Victoria, British Columbia. Under general supervision, the Labourer performs a variety of tasks in the recycling centre. The successful candidate will be able and willing to receive on-the-job training to gain greater knowledge of the kinds of grades of recyclable materials and more advanced skills in the operations of forklifts.


What We Offer:


  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Great company culture




  • Sort a variety of recycled materials, such as concrete, drywall, plastics, and wood; sort metals to separate out high-grade metals, such as copper, brass, and aluminium, for recycling
  • Operate forklift in customer areas; operate compactors
  • Keep recycle yard clean by sweeping, raking, picking up loose debris
  • Inspect vehicles hauling recycled materials to determine the type of materials; calculate weights of materials; record information on materials received or prepared for shipment to processing companies
  • Direct customers and drivers to proper loading/unloading areas; assist customers and drivers with unloading and loading recycling materials; direct the work of contract labourers assigned to recycling activities
  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Safely operate power tools
  • Other duties within the scope of the position, as assigned.



Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • Valid class 5 BC drivers' license is an asset
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Knowledge and understanding of OHS, WCB regulations and legislation
  • Willingness to participate in regular training programs and courses
  • Current WHMIS Certification
  • Forklift Certificate is an asset


Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to communicate, read, and understand/follow directions in English
  • Adheres to all safety rules
  • Ability to operate a forklift and other recycling equipment is an asset
  • Desire to learn how to operate and a variety of recycling equipment, such as bucket loaders, utility loaders, and wood grinder/chippers and how to identify different grades of metals
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing business needs
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Good knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times



  • Perform moderately heavy physical labour involving the full range of body movements including reaching, bending, grasping, climbing, and lifting.
  • Must be able to stand, crouch, kneel and/or sit for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 50 lbs, climb ladders and work from elevation, and walk on varied terrain
  • Regularly perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work within confined spaces
  • Possess manual dexterity
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Must possess a current and valid driver's license
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Work Conditions


  • Travel to off-site locations may be required
  • Safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Overtime as required
  • Hazards associated with the trade
  • Work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions


Application Process


We welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures to join our team (including self-identifying Indigenous, status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit and non-Indigenous cultures). If you have any questions regarding this position or applying for the position, please reach out and email us at: We want to support all applicants during this process.


Submission Deadline: Open until filled


Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are looking forward to connecting with you!

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    055 - Hourly, Non-Union: Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation