Line Operator

at Sortera Technologies, Inc.
Location See Description, United States of America
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type Full-time


Sortera Technologies brings state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, image/data analytics, and advanced sensors to the industrial scrap metal recycling and reuse industry. Our fast-growing organization is on a mission to create high purity recycled, (and up-cycled!) metal feedstocks from existing scrap streams, and enable the domestic supply of metals and alloys ready for use for high-quality domestic manufacturing, helping to boost the strength of the circular economy.
The Line Operator position is responsible for the overall operation of the machine. They will be tasked to ensure the machine continuously runs safely while producing good product at an efficient rate. They will be able to trouble shoot obvious issues with the machine and communicate with the maintenance department. This position is also responsible for communicating issues to their lead and/or Production Manager. The Operator is also responsible for collecting data/information on production and down times then reporting out every day to their shift lead and/or Production Manager. They will be looked at as the defacto lead of the machine to coordinating material sorting efforts and the process flow of materials for the machine. Any other reasonable assignment/project that you are directed by your shift leader and/or Production Supervisor.

Operates machine, loads machine, weighs out finished materials, documents weights, documents down time, potential safety, quality, and production issues.
Adheres to all safety and PPE requirements.
Communicates with shift lead and/or Production manager or maintenance when issues arise.
Leads co-workers and material handlers in process flow.
Able to trouble shoot machine.
At times working as a Material Handler and Material Sorter.
Keeping assigned area clean with help from co-workers working in the same area.


Communication skills.
Trouble shooting skills.
Basic math skills.
If possible, experience operating conveyor fed machinery or working with recycled materials.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. several times a day.
Must be able to sit, climb, bend, stoop and reach while working.
Must have manual dexterity for writing and banding activity.

Key Competencies:

Understands process flow and why.
Critical thinking (willing to ask questions in attempts to make processes safer and more efficient). Basic math skills.
Can operate forklift and other heavy equipment.
Good organizational skills. Ability to stay on task with little supervision.
Ability to direct operations of processes involving the machine.
Able to communicate respectfully with others to get the job done.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
The buildings are heated during the winter, but conditions could be cold in the winter & hot during the summer.
The processing areas are dirty & wet at times.
Processing facilities/ areas are dusty.


Paid Time Off – beginning with 3 weeks per year
Paid Sick Leave – 7 days per year
Paid Holidays – 11
401(k) – company match up to 4%
Company Stock Options
Comprehensive Health Insurance
Life Insurance
HSA plan
FSA plan
Short - Term disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Referral Program
Safety Shoe Reimbursement

As part of Sortera Technologies, Inc., you will help shape our technological strategy and propel the development of our innovative technology. Apply today and join us in revolutionizing the aluminum scrap sorting industry. We look forward to meeting you!
Sortera Technologies is an Equal opportunity employer. Employment opportunities at Sortera are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, sex (Including sexual orientation and transgender status), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $20.00 - $24.00 per hour

8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

Markle, IN 46770: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Manufacturing: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person

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