Location Louisville and Atlanta Markets
Primary Duties

The Shift Leader directs the activities of equipment operators and material sorters to ensure that material is safely and efficiently received, processed, baled, and shipped in accordance with the facility’s capabilities and quality standards. The Shift Leader is the first line supervisor responsible for the productivity of the plant and, as such, reports directly to the Plant Manager (PM).

Job Requirements
  • Directly responsible for 15 to 35 hourly workers.
  • Assures proper daily staffing levels.
  • May also interact with city, state or municipal government employees.
  • Operates equipment when necessary – skid steer, forklift, large loader, baler.
  • Performs material audits and communicates with PM to ensure accounts have an accurate material characteristic and material value.
  • Develops work schedules and manages labor hours.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance concerning equipment and sort system repairs.
  • Responsible for the timely communication, correction, and follow up of employee issues.
  • Approves time sheets and productivity reports.
  • Completes the Efficiency Report on a weekly basis and reviews with PM.
  • Maintains compliance with Company and OSHA policy in regards to operations and safety issues.
  • Assists in investigation of accidents, injuries or property damage.
  • Tracks attendance and administers progressive discipline.
  • Conducts remedial training when necessary
  • Trains new sorters and operators.

Approves and schedules vacation and time off requests to ensure productivity coverage


Annual salary range $35,000 - $45,000 (commensurate with experience) along with full benefits. QRS covers 100% of health and dental for all employees and their families. Medical benefits with United Health Care, Dental & Life with Principal. Paid vacation; education package with full tuition reimbursement; 401K with 2% match after 1 year; Life insurance; uniforms, work boots, safety equipment provided at no charge.

Eligible for participation in the management profit sharing plan.

Working Conditions

This position requires moderate physical labor in order to perform and supervise necessary production. Salaried position with some weekend work required as necessary. Most work will be done inside a non-climate controlled plant environment.

About QRS Recycling

The mission of QRS Recycling is to provide solutions that help make recycling as simple as disposal and create positive economics for the generating customer.

Expanding Regional Recycling company with current facilities in St. Louis, Louisville and Atlanta servicing the Midwest and Eastern United States while providing vital resources to the global manufacturing base. Young ownership and collaborative leaders who are forward leaning toward exploiting growing market share and expanding the QRS Team.

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