Recycling & Energy Processor Helper

100 Red Rock Road, Newport, MN

Starting Salary: $19.37 per hour plus shift differential pay when applicable

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy (R&E) has an opening for a full-time Processor Helper at the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center) located in Newport, MN.

As a Processor Helper, your duties will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Becoming thoroughly familiar with Plant operating procedures

  • Operating a fork lift and skid steer loader, in conjunction with clean-up duties

  • Performing general plant and office clean-up , including maintaining plant grounds

  • Performing fire watch duties and assisting with load out functions

  • Starting and stopping the operation of plant machinery in conjunction with clean-up duties throughout the plant

  • Complying with Company policies and procedures

  • Actively participating in safety, training and retraining programs

 To qualify for this position you must possess a high school diploma or equivalent with post high school training a plus; have the ability to operate a fork lift, skid loader or similar equipment; be familiar with hydraulic equipment, air tools and various hand tools; possess or have the ability to earn a MN State Class “C” driver’s license; be able to work from scaffolding and catwalks in high and confined areas; be able to work in a wide range of climatic conditions; be able to work on static rotating shift schedules, overtime, weekends and holidays as the needs of the plant dictate; have the physical dexterity to operate plant equipment in conjunction with clean-up duties; be able to lift up to 40 pounds and physically qualify for use of respirator equipment; be able to work well with others and possess good interpersonal skills. A positive attitude, good safety awareness and strong work ethic are additional success factors.

This position is a Union position and will work the afternoon shift from 3:45pm - 11:45pm, Sunday through Thursday.

 Position will remain open until filled.


A detailed job description can be found here:  Processor Helper

To Apply:

To apply for an R&E job, all of the following are required to be completed.

  1. Complete the job application

  2. Send job application to Human Resources through one of the following methods:

    1. Email completed application to, or

    2. Mail or hand-deliver completed application to the R&E Center-Human Resources Department at 100 Red Rock Road, Newport, MN 55055.


The application is a fillable-PDF. Learn how to use fillable PDFs. You may also print the application and complete it.

Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin.