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Technical Staff

Technical Staff

The number of technicians working on site varies greatly. It mainly depends on the quantity of equipment to be processed, on the employees’ productivity and on the workshop’s organization. Although there are several specific parts to play in a workshop, many employees are versatile and their training enable them to change posts to meet specific needs.

Drivers and packers

Drivers and packers operate logistics and collect equipment. They have to sort and load pallets, while ensuring that the equipment is not damaged.

When collecting, they may also be responsible for listing the various equipment and their main characteristics (serial number, condition, etc.). This job does not require any specific qualification. Nevertheless, drivers and packers must be in good physical condition, and be trained to face occupational hazards. They have to be provided with protective equipment preventing cuts, dust inhalation, or spinal injuries.Once back on site, packers will have to unload vehicles and to direct equipment to the right place, according to the storage used by the company. Packers may also be responsible for providing work stations,collecting sorted components and preparing them to be dispatched to the appropriate industry.

Electrical and mechanical technician

The electrical and mechanical technician is in charge of maintaining devices, vehicles and the electrical installation on the recycling site. When recruiting, the entrepreneur must make sure that the technician is competent and experienced enough to perform these tasks: the smooth running of the activity often depends on him. As any other employee, the electrician must be provided with protective equipment to prevent possible injuries.

Workshop manager

The workshop manager manages and organizes the workshop: he plans work, establishes targets for every technician, but also motivates and stimulates the employees. The workshop manager must not only have leadership skills, but also sound technical knowledge, to be able to intervene in the event of any technical problem. Finally he has to see to the respect of safety regulations and to the individual safety of every technician.

Dismantling technician

The dismantling technician plays the leading role in the processing activity: he is in charge of the dismantling of equipment into spare parts or homogeneous material. This technician must be diligent, skillful and able to identify components to be recycled from those fit for reuse. Dismantling technicians are usually independent from one another, i.e. they dismantle equipment entirely. In most cases, they are mainly trained on site.

They must be particularly protected, as dismantling is one of the most dangerous activities. They have to wear protective equipment againstburns, but also gas or dust inhalation. The entrepreneur must ensure that these employees know and respect the various techniques of handling hazardous products.

Refurbishment technician

The refurbishment technician is in charge of updating the equipment fit for refurbishment. He must be diligent and methodical, but above all he must have perfect knowledge of technical and application-oriented functioning of the equipment. He is responsible for the whole computer refurbishment process. First, he has to technically update the computer, testing, cleaning and replacing its components, before installing a new exploitable computer system. The computer can then be put on sale.