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Job Description


The Temporary Industrial Technician will be working to use forklift, high-pressure washer, and other hand tools to clean and prepare the equipment for sale. This position is a full-time, temporary position that is estimated to be completed by July 31, 2021; however, it may extend. This position will require full personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn for the shift due to working in a lead haz mat environment. Teamwork and cooperation are required, as this person will work in a team of two while on the industrial floor to ensure safety. PPE includes a full respirator and requires the person to take a shower after leaving the manufacturing floor before going to 30-minute lunch or at the end of the shift. Showers and lockers are provided on-site. This position will play a key role leading Aqua Metals to its next level of organizational evolution with goal to increase global lead production without increasing emissions using AquaRefining.


  • Working at heights from 0 to 40 feet using high-pressure washer to remove lead and prepare industrial equipment for sale
  • Use forklift to move materials and equipment (preferred)
  • Use scissor lift, boom lift, and other equipment to clean equipment, while using high-pressure washer (preferred)
  • Use of floor scrubber, which is driven by one operator.
  • Wearing full PPE, including Tyvek suit, gloves, overshoes, and full-face respirator for entire shift
  • Work in lead haz-mat environment; decontaminate equipment
  • Good listener and must follow instructions to meet the temporary project individually and in teams
  • Responsible organizing and moving materials/equipment, cleaning equipment and other areas
  • Work with hand tools; mechanically oriented (likes to take stuff apart and put back together)
  • Disassemble equipment and recycle scrap metal as needed
  • Work safely and take shower after shift before leaving for 30-minute lunch and end of shift
  • Able to use iPad to complete forms
  • Supervisory responsibilities: None


  • SAFETY: always take ownership of and operate safely; be alert, observe, correct, and report unsafe conditions/incidents; ensure completion and documentation for appropriate task training, such as all equipment, vehicles, systems, or any safety requirements; comply with safety program
  • MISSION: align all behavior, habits, and actions toward Aqua Metals mission; goal-oriented
  • ETHICS: treats people with respect; works ethically with integrity; exercises due diligence
  • TEAMWORK: balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes constructive feedback; contributes to building a positive and collaborative team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; demonstrate professional, solution-oriented demeanor and communication during all interactions; facilitate communication between all stakeholders
  • CULTURE: commit daily to developing a work culture that cultivates trust, collaboration, and results
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: works alone or in groups to develop solutions; apply reason and critical thinking
  • ATTENDANCE: regular attendance, reporting promptly and appropriately for work, meetings/training, follow time off procedures
  • COMMUNICATION: write/speak clearly and professionally in all situations; participates attentively to questions and problems with all people; initiate questions and feedback
  • demonstrate understanding of company, departmental policies/procedures, as well as adhere to changes; follow employee handbook, which includes and is not limited to Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment, Violence in the Workplace, and Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct
  • follow operating procedures and comply with all regulatory requirements (federal, state, local, other)

  • adhere to professional appearance, dress, and uniform standards; always wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while on production floor (Tyvek suit)
  • complete other duties as assigned


this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 1 year of forklift experience (preferred)
  • 1 year of scissor lift experience (preferred)
  • High School Diploma
  • 1 years of experience within field
  • meet physical requirements outlined in physical and work environment requirements listed below
  • SOFTWARE/HARDWARE: iPad; internet, as well as varying specific company software platforms; computer (desk and laptop), phone, fax, copier, scanner, and other related office equipment (audio/video/media equipment)
  • TYPING/DATA ENTRY: 20 words per minute (preferred but not required)
  • identification that establishes the right to work in the United States; identification that establishes identity

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS: It is essential to adhere to safety guidelines (use of personal protective equipment, safety policies and procedures). Physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.








Lifting (1-50 lbs. weight)


Lifting (below knees to above shoulders)


Climbing (ladders 0-10 ft.)

Bending (from waist)

Carrying (1-50 lbs. weight)

Crouching (squat)

Pushing (1-50 lbs. weight)


Pulling (1-50 lbs. weight)


Reaching (below knee to above shoulder)


Climbing (stairs)


Handling (holding/grasping)


Fingering (pick/pinch, fine movement)

Feet (use of foot pedals, driving)

Wrist (repetitions, flexion/rotation)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, and the company will consider varying requirements whenever necessary. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office. When in the field, appropriate hearing protection may be needed.







Office environment


Warehouse/Production environment

Contact with natural gas & other compressed gas

Wet/humid conditions (non-weather)

Works alone

Wet/humid conditions (weather)

Confined space

Temperatures, non-weather (<32°F)

Work in high positions (0-10 ft.)

Temperatures, non-weather (32°F to 79°F)

Work in high positions (>11 ft.)

Temperatures, non-weather (> 80°F)

Power/electrical equipment or hazards

Temperatures, weather (<32°F)

Near moving mechanical parts

Temperatures, weather (32°F to 79°F)

Chemical hazard

Temperatures, weather (> 80°F)

Biological hazard

walk on concrete

Noise exposure

walk on uneven/slippery surface

Fumes or airborne particles

HUMAN RESOURCES JOB-RELATED INFORMATION: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.