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Deconstruction and Salvage Technician - Job Posting

FLSA: Non-Exempt Exempt

STATUS: Hourly Wage

REPORTS TO: Deconstruction & Salvage Supervisor


The Deconstruction and Salvage Technician works under the direction of WasteCap’s Deconstruction & Salvage Supervisor. This position will coordinate with other staff members to perform deconstruction, salvage, and warehouse related tasks. This position is hourly and non-exempt.


Execute salvage & deconstruction operations that include the following:

  • Maintain working knowledge of desirable, historic, and decorative items of value.
  • Perform skilled work on job sites with WasteCap staff, volunteers, or job training individuals consisting of salvaging and deconstructing materials.
  • Drive organization-owned vehicles for salvaging and deconstruction pickups/drop-offs.
  • Carefully ensure salvaged inventory is delivered to the warehouse in good condition. Develop procedural improvements for transport as needed.
  • Maintain, repair, and clean WasteCap vehicles, tools, and equipment as needed.
  • Monitor deconstruction/salvage services for efficiency, safety, and security.  
  • Develop procedural improvements for work-related efficiency, safety, and security.
  • Practice high standards of customer service with employees, donors, and volunteers.
  • Provide timely response to telephone and email inquiries.
  • Help with community outreach and development of project work.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by Executive Director.

Assist with Warehouse operations and inventory including:

  • Process, clean, and prepare incoming salvaged items for the warehouse’s retail sales floor.
  • Help to input new items into the inventory system.
  • Document complete inventory list for each donation and project.
  • Provide retail and event support where needed.
  • Assist with customer material loading assistance.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record
  • Experience and knowledge in the salvage, deconstruction, construction and demolition industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in solid waste management and the built industry is a must
  • Excellent ability to organize work to establish and meet deadlines
  • Computer proficiency including word processing, excel, and email
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands, solve problems, contribute to and work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work across Wisconsin as well as out of state jobs. Some overnight travel may be required.
  • OSHA 10 certification or greater is a plus.


  • Heavy physical activity: frequent walking/standing/lifting/carrying up to 100 pounds; some repetitive motion
  • Ability to work in adverse conditions: Snow, Rain, Heat, Cold, Dust etc.
  • Must have Saturday availability.

COMPENSATION: Starting hourly rate between $12.00 - $15.00 per hour.

TO APPLY:  Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@wastecap.org with the subject line “Application - Deconstruction and Salvage Technician.”