Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR), an electronics-waste recycling operation located in Grand Rapids (702 Hall St. SW), recently announced plans for expanding its local processing capacity to recycle even more electronics and rebuild computers. This provides ATR the opportunity to bring additional jobs to the Grand Rapids area.
“West Michigan is a technology hub full of promising students and graduates from technical programs across different trade schools and universities,” says Whitney Ehresman, business development manager, in a press release. “Our goal as a management team at the Grand Rapids facility is to reinforce the value West Michigan has to offer, so we strive to show national management our capabilities and ability to manage the workload of re-marketing up to 4,000 computers a week.
“Our team is committed to responsible recycling practices, and our attention to detail and dedication to getting the job done efficiently without compromising quality has earned us the opportunity to have equipment shipments come to our facility from our corporate partners on a national scale,” says Ehresman.
According to ATR, the electronics recycling industry is a $5 Billion industry in the U.S., adding 30,000 jobs to the national economy. Since its start a year ago with just two employees, ATR’s team has grown rapidly in size and strength. Ehresman says, “There are many advancement opportunities at ATR. We believe in developing employees and promoting internally.”
ATR is currently seeking individuals who possess an IT aptitude and can work full-time in a warehouse environment as a technician. They are also searching for a full-time administrative assistant who can help with asset recovery. A part-time paid internship position for candidates enrolled in a technical program and at least halfway through their degree is also available.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to email cover letters and resumes to Team Lead Andy Labryn at A.Labryn@ATRecycle.com.
Source: Whitney Ehresman, Advanced Technology Recycling
Writer: Susan Julien Larimore, freelance reporter