Waste Sorter
Tetra Tech
Calgary, AB
Explore a different kind of company - one that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards. We provide world-class engineering and scientific solutions to our clients in the Mining, Energy, Transportation and Development sectors. Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and fields of study. They represent the best in their respective disciplines and specializations. Together, they make it possible to assemble multidisciplinary teams that provide clients with a full-service approach to their unique needs.

From our roots (as EBA Engineering Consultants), and now Tetra Tech Canada, we have progressively expanded since our inception in 1966 and, today, clients are served by more than 1000 engineers, scientists, technologists, and support staff from offices across Canada. We are a values-based consulting engineering and sciences company that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards to our employees. Since 2010, we are part of the Canadian family of Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) companies, with over 16,000 employees worldwide.

Tetra Tech Canada Inc. is seeking individuals who are excited about waste diversion and reduction! We are looking for Waste Sorters to help characterize garbage and/or recycling from residential households and commercial properties. 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 30-40 hours of work per week (Monday through Saturday). Sorters will be paid $20/hr for the work, including training that will take place a week prior to the sorting dates.

Currently, we have positions for:
  • Grand Prairie: July 8 to July 13, 2019
  • City of Calgary: July 29 to August 16, 2019
Candidates in the local area are preferred but travel arrangements can be made as needed.


  • 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.
  • 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 the first day of work; 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.
  • Willingness to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada.

  • 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.
Additional Information

All qualified candidates will be considered for the role. For more information: Contact us at EBA.Wastestudy@tetratech.com

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This is a temporary hourly position. We offer a great place to work, and an engaging culture that is based on innovation, collaboration and integrity.

Job Solid Waste

Primary Location Canada-AB-CA-Calgary

Organization 704 EBA

Schedule Part-time

Job Posting Jun 21, 2019, 4:19:11 PM

Job Closing Date Jul 20, 2019, 5:59:00 AM