Materials Sorting Associate

The Rounds

The Rounds

Alexandria, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2023
We’re building the more sustainable future of commerce in cities and we’re backed by the best VC partners, including Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint, First Round and Construct Capital. We're on a mission to make everyday sustainable choices effortless and solve one of the most consequential problems of our generation by building the first ever zero-waste two-way last-mile logistics network that'll power the future of commerce.
Materials Sorting Associate
Starting Rate: $20 /hr
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm (with some flexibility)
The Rounds is looking for a motivated Materials Sorting Associate who thrives in a face-paced, physical environment and wants to make an impact in making our neighborhoods greener. You will be responsible for sorting and prepping the the jars and containers to be cleaned we receive back from our members to fulfill our zero waste mission. You'll play a critical role in our reuse+recycle efforts, driving forward our initiatives in handling, sorting, and cleaning a diverse assortment of materials from our members. Your day-to-day efforts will support aggressive growth and expansion at a rapidly growing, early-stage startup.

You Will:

  • Work a flexible schedule, typically early morning but can also cover midday or overnight shifts.
  • Maintain a clean and organized sorting space.
  • Assist with various tasks and cleaning duties as needed.
  • Collect, load, and wash used jars and containers using commercial machinery or by hand
  • Efficiently sort materials returned by our members, including glass jars, clothing items, e-waste, and other hard-to-recycle items.
  • Assist with CO2 refills and preparing glass jars for washing and reuse, ensuring top-notch hygiene and safety standards.
  • Manage e-waste and other hard-to-recycle items in compliance with local regulations and company policies.
  • Ensure the sorting area is well-organized and items are correctly categorized, ready for the next stages in their lifecycle.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and supervisors to ensure smooth operations and promptly resolve any issues.

You Are:

  • Member Obsessed: Detailed oriented and can-do attitude to provide the best member experience at all times
  • Ready & Reliable: Excellent attention to detail, time management, and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Team Player: Natural collaborator contributing to the success of a fast-growing, mission-driven team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience as a dishwasher, porter, or busser
  • Must understand and execute food safety and sanitation protocols
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a high level of physicality for prolonged periods and working primarily standing
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
Here at The Rounds, we’re looking for fast learners with a passion for sustainability. People succeed in our Company culture when they are intensely focused on our Members and are energized by and have the work ethic to solve hard problems Our goal is to do the best work of our careers here.
You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description, especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We have a diverse set of problems to solve and need a diverse set of perspectives to imagine a greener future and build what’s missing; including but not limited to race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, and dis/ability.