Summary of Position
The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be the Municipality of the County of Colchester, reporting to Darlyne Proctor, Waste Reduction Manager.
In this position, you will be mainly responsible for:
Researching the manufacturer claims of the compostability of biodegradeable plastics in the Municipal compost system.
Identifying the challenges of processing organics contaminated with plastics.
Identify educational messages for the general public in order to lower contamination in the organics stream.
A typical day would begin at the waste reduction office in the Material Recovery Facility. A review of the goals and target of the day would be discussed.
The analyst would proceed to the Balefill Office and get dressed in all of the necessary protective equipment and then would be driven down to the Compost facility.
Data and observations would be recorded and documented.
Return to the Balefill Office to update information in the computer.
The successful candidate needs to be organized, self-motivated, not offended by strong odours and comfortable working in an industrial setting. Must have strong computer skills for word processing, spread sheets and presentations.
The Municipality of the County of Colchester solid waste facilities are located on Mingo Road in Kemptown. Exit 18 of highway 104 approximately 15 minutes from Truro heading east.
At this location there is an organics and a recycling facility and a second generation landfill.
Duties and Responsibilities
Work hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm from Monday to Friday
Record daily data and graph
Must be able to wear protective equipment including a face mask (no facial hair)
Able to photograph and video.
Use a computer with Microsoft Packaging for word, excel and power point.
Be able to remove contaminants from a conveyor line for organics
Be able to work in a team setting.
Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
Must be between the ages of 15 and 30;
Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2020;
Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
Demonstrated interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
The compost facility can have strong odours and hot moist air. There can be large trucks and loud machinery in operations.
All applications will be assessed equally; in support of our Indigenous Leadership stream, in some cases, preference will be given to students who self-identify as Indigenous.
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