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Positions: Waste Technician
Type: summer jobs (see dates below)
Employer: Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Tetra Tech Canada Inc. is seeking individuals who are excited about waste diversion and reduction! We have two position available: Waste Sorter and Waste Spot Checker.

(1) We are looking for Waste Sorters to help characterize garbage from residential households and commercial properties in the City of Calgary. Waste sorters will assist with collecting samples from various sources and sorting waste samples into identified categories. The categories are individually weighed and recorded. An orientation session and health and safety training will be provided. This is a short-term (temporary) hourly position requiring about 30 hours of work per week from May 6 to May 24 (Monday through Friday with potential of Saturday work). These are tentative dates and may incur minor adjustments. Sorters will be paid $20/hr for the work, including training that will take place a week prior to the sorting dates. There is a potential of renewal in mid-July and late-September for 3-4 weeks each.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Physically collecting and sorting through selected waste samples into several individual categories.
  • Sample weighing, data entry, recording observations and taking photographs.
  • Work outside in varied weather conditions, with the ability to stand, lift, bend and twist for long periods of time.

(2) We are looking for Waste Spot Checkers to help educate residents by spot checking the recycling (blue) and organics (green) carts for each house. 

Checkers will be looking for contamination in both carts and inputting the information in a tablet. An orientation session and health and safety training will be provided. This is a short-term (temporary) hourly position requiring up to 24 hours of work per week from April 30 to August 31, 2019 for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There are potential of Monday shifts for meetings, administrative tasks, and preparation. These are tentative dates and minor adjustments may occur. Checkers will be paid $17/hr for the work, including training that will take place a week prior to the start date. This position is on a shift basis depending on each individual’s schedule. Preference is given to staff available for more shifts, however special circumstances will be considered.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspecting high volumes of recycling and organics carts.
  • Data entry and recording observations with a tablet.

Requirements for Applicants (both positions):

  • An understanding of and interest in current environmental and waste management issues.
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to work sites in Calgary. Some sites may be accessible by public transit.
  • Own CSA Green Triangle certified steel-toed boots (minimum 6” ankle height) or be able to acquire them before your first day; other personal protective equipment will be provided (e.g. mask, high vis vest, safety glasses).
  • Experience doing physical labor in variable weather conditions and able to perform regular lifting safely (up to a maximum of 20 kg) over the course of a work day.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, practicing safe work methods.
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to work accurately and quickly to meet deadlines.
  • Be punctual and able to start work early in the morning (around 6:00am).
  • Willingness to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Optional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Alberta Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.
  • Experience with waste composition studies and audits, environmental data collection and/or other types of solid waste management work.

How to Apply:

Please fill out the application form ( and email your resume to with the subject header "Calgary Waste Sorter Application" for the Waste Sorter position or "Waste Spot Checker Applicaton" for the spot checker position.

Application Deadline: Ongoing until spaces are filled. We are seeking to hire 4 sorters and 8-10 spot checkers.
For more information: Contact us at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Mar 28 2019    Numéro : 52652