Sorter | No Experience Necessary | Amazing Benefits

Tacoma, WA

Posted August 17, 2023

Full-time, Temporary to Hire, Pick your Shift! Weekends, Day and Swing Shifts Available

If you have a passion for supporting our environment, reducing landfill and would like to make a true impact on our community. This Sorter position is the job for you!

A state-of-the-art recycling facility is looking to add a full time, temp-to-hire Sorter to their productive team.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a company that provides a safe working environment, and embraces culture and diversity in the workplace.

Sorter Job Duties Include:

  • Sort common materials such as aluminum, mixed paper products, various plastic, glass and tin from a moving conveyor belt
  • Lift and move materials
  • Occasional lifting up to 50lbs
  • Dig and fill holes using a shovel
Additional Duties May Include:
  • Cleaning screens free of debris by cutting away material
  • Shovel, sweep and rake debris
  • Use a blower and wheel barrow when needed
  • Place debris into containers

As a Sorter, you can count on steady hours, weekly pay and have the potential to work overtime.

Personal Safety:

  • Extra eye protection required & provided  
  • Gloves provided
  • Steel toed boots required (Available for purchase in our TERRA Staffing Group office)

Pick your Shift:

  • Monday - Friday 6:00am - 2:30pm (Flexibility required. Shift could vary to 4:00AM-12:30PM)
  • Monday - Thursday 3:00pm - 1:30am
  • Friday - Sunday 5:00am - 5:30pm (Work 36 hours but get paid for 40 hours)

Benefits offered by TERRA to employees on temp or temp-to-hire assignments:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Virtual Care
  • Life, Critical illness, Accident, Long and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • 6 Paid Holidays*

Benefits upon permanent employment: This company offers a mixed benefit package to meet your needs

  • Medical, Dental, Vison
  • Critical Illness
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Accidental Death Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K with Match (First 3% full match, next 3% matched at 50%)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a discount of 15% or more
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Legal Services
  • Family Assistance Benefits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • PTO (15 days your first year)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Employee Discount
  • Education Savings Accounts
  • Student Loan Refinancing Services
  • Second Opinion Services
  • Scholarship Programs
  • Subsidized back-up childcare and elder care
  • Guild Education Benefits
  • Roth Contribution with immediate vesting
  • Free investment advice
  • Wellness Program
  • Transition Assistance

Location: Port of Tacoma

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Transportation:  This location is not bus accessible

Apply today or call 253-353-7000 if you would like to learn more about this Sorter position. We look forward to speaking with you!

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TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


Whether you're looking for an opportunity to learn more or earn more, a career opportunity or a great temporary assignment, TERRA's team of professional recruiters are able to put you in a position to win. We know the local job market and we can be your personal guide to new opportunities.

The office staff is very helpful. Very pleasant to talk with and they answer all the questions that I may have. I have been getting good steady work as well.

Brent K.

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