Recycling Supervisor


April 22, 2021

  • PM Shift Only

The Role
Tesla Motors is looking for an experienced supervisor to oversee recycling operations at our Fremont factory. The scope includes oversight of various recycling processing and sort areas and a staff of recycling associates and leads. The successful candidate will be highly organized and possess strong personnel management skills, along with a high level of integrity.


  • Manage recycling operations with a high focus on safety, service quality, sustainability goals, operational efficiency, and continuous improvement.

  • Develop operating procedures for the efficient operation of all recycle processing and sort areas.

  • Document safety incidents and develop corrective actions.

  • Manage equipment inventory including equipment repairs.

  • Develop recommendations for operating improvements, process changes, new equipment, and cost savings initiatives.

  • Disseminate authoritative oral and/or written information to associates and team members requiring a thorough knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures.

  • Provide periodic reports on operation/performance of recycling program including KPI’s.

  • Supervise, train, recommend for hire, evaluate, and schedule work of assigned staff.

  • Represent department and serve on committees as required.

  • Review and adjust work schedules as required

  • Coordinate activities with other departments.

  • Communicate/escalate significant issues to Manager.

  • Perform staff performance evaluations.

  • Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. Ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, and Fire Regulations including published work rules.

  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures.

  • Monitor recycle areas to confirm if work meets Tesla’s standards. Report on the status and condition of these areas.

  • Responsible for developing Associates in proper recycling techniques and procedures.

  • Provide training on lineside sorting and sustainability goals to Tesla production teams.

  • Perform special project assignments as required.


  • 2-3 years recycling experience preferred; Powered Industrial Vehicle experience preferred.

  • At least one year of supervisory experience

  • Bilingual in English & Spanish preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft email, Word, Excel, Power Point

  • Clean background check

  • Ability to move, lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds

  • Possess ability to effectively interact and communicate under difficult situations

  • Possess the abilities to work independently with minimal supervision

  • He/she should possess high degree of dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction

  • Possess ability to use email, the Internet, and basic computer applications

Employee Benefits
  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

  • PM Shift ONLY 4PM-12:30AM