Clamp - Salary and Career
Workers collecting and sorting recyclable material

Clamp - Career description, activities, functions and salary

Workers in the collection and selection of recyclable material are responsible for collecting recyclable and reusable material, selling collected material, selecting collected material, preparing material for dispatch, maintaining the environment and work equipment, publicizing the recycling work, managing the work and work safely.

How much does an Clamp earn

A Clamp earns between $1.148 and $2.655 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.470 and a median salary of $1.344 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 2.478 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Clamp

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.470 17.638 367 7
1º Quartile 1.148 13.780 287 5
Median Salary 1.344 16.128 336 6
3º Quartile 2.025 24.299 506 9
Higher Salary 2.655 31.862 664 12

Professional job categories

  • Service workers, trade sellers in stores and markets
    • service workers
      • other miscellaneous service workers
        • workers collecting and sorting recyclable material

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Main workplaces

Workers collecting and sorting recyclable material the work is performed by professionals who organize themselves autonomously or in cooperatives. They work to sell materials to recycling companies or cooperatives. Work can be performed outdoors or indoors, at different times. The worker is exposed to climatic variations, the risk of accidents when handling material, traffic accidents and, often, urban violence. In the cooperatives there are specializations of work that tend to increase the number of jobs, such as those of sorter, sorter, scrap baler and press operator.

What does it take to work in the field of Workers collecting and sorting recyclable material

Access to work is free, with no requirement for schooling or professional training. Workers' cooperatives provide various types of training to their members, such as courses on safety at work, the environment, among others.

Functions and activities of Clamp

Workers collecting and sorting recyclable material must:

  • disclose recycling work;
  • disclose the recycling work;
  • select collected material;
  • manage the work;
  • sell collected material;
  • collect recyclable and reusable material;
  • perform maintenance of the environment and work equipment;
  • disseminate the recycling work;
  • collect recyclable and recyclable material;
  • manage work;
  • perform environmental maintenance and work equipment;
  • work safely;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • prepare material for shipping;
  • prepare material for shipment;

  • Activities

    • fill material press;
    • take out spiral notebook;
    • remove paper clips;
    • deliver brochures;
    • collect material at collection points;
    • disclose events;
    • drive vehicle (van, truck);
    • clean the scale;
    • wear protection from rain, sun (covers, caps, shoes, etc);
    • tie the bales;
    • establish partnerships with companies, government agencies and ngos;
    • sorting recyclable and non-recyclable material;
    • promote help to the most needy members;
    • activate press lever;
    • demonstrate proactivity;
    • demonstrate prudence;
    • provide collection containers(bags;
    • set scales;
    • identify collection points;
    • clean containers and collection places;
    • organize training courses for cooperative members and their families;
    • wear uniform;
    • sorting material by quality (white paper, archival paper, soft plastic, fine material not ferrous);
    • sorting recyclable material by type (paper, glass, ferrous, non-ferrous, plastic );
    • count containers(returnable/reusable);
    • advise on the preservation of the environment;
    • unload truck, van, cart, wagon;
    • demonstrate solidarity;
    • participate in meetings, commissions and committees;
    • use epi;
    • demonstrate perseverance;
    • clean the press;
    • treat animals;
    • lubricate equipment;
    • coordinate the work of the cooperative members;
    • demonstrate constant attention span;
    • talk to the population door to door;
    • demonstrate prosperity spirit;
    • separate donations;
    • drive animal-drawn cart;
    • show patience;
    • work as a team;
    • annotate separate material;
    • value yourself as a professional;
    • work as a team;
    • operate crusher;
    • control spending;
    • accountability;
    • hire equipment maintenance services;
    • demonstrate ability to improvise;
    • search for material in street dumpsters;
    • buy supplies;
    • perform minor repairs to equipment;
    • clean the cooperative's facilities;
    • track weighing;
    • discard tailings (non-recyclable waste);
    • load cart, wagon, truck, van;
    • put non-recyclable material in containers, cans, bags, etc;
    • overcoming adverse situations;
    • maintain the cart, cart;
    • pull cart, cart;
    • check material;
    • weigh truck;
    • show patience;
    • take vaccinations;
    • wear glittering sign banner (vest);
    • establish collection route;
    • manufacture carts, cart;
    • organize events;
    • demonstrate proactiveness;
    • negotiate prices;
    • bagging material (aluminium, plastics);
    • provide information on selective collection and recyclable materials;
    • perform periodic health checkups;
    • weigh separate recyclable material;
    • remove labels from plastic packaging;
    • put material in the bucket;

    Sectors that hire Clamp the most in the job market

    • non-hazardous waste collection
    • wholesale of waste paper and cardboard
    • wholesale of metallic waste and scrap
    • plastic material recovery
    • materials recovery
    • plastic material packaging manufacture
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • loading and unloading
    • wholesale trade in non-metallic waste and scrap
    • temporary labor lease

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