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Republic Services Area Manager Plant Operations in Indianapolis, Indiana

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Area Manager, Plant Operations manages and oversees complex recycling operations and analytical support for the Recycling group. The Area Manager, Plant Operations is responsible for profitable recycling prioritization and development; functional standardization and optimization; return analysis policy and procedure development and support; and implementation of recycling initiatives and customer solutions that support the organization’s strategy.


  • Develops and manages field recycling activities and ensures operation alignment through the consideration and foresight of available technological advances, industry and customer trends and behaviors, organizational talent, capital resources and waste stream value.

  • Updates, identifies and participates in implementation of best practices for diversion development; works with operations and maintenance in development of durable standards.

  • Responsible for continuous improvements, including operational standardization of design specifications and procedures within the recycling operations.

  • Manages and conducts efficiency, safety and operation field audits to ensure facility standards of operations; reviews findings and results with Division and Area management.

  • Ensures and enforces rebate structure and benchmarks productivity in Recycle Centers to align with Company standards and compliance through operational site visits.

  • Collaborates with all levels of Recycle Center management to implement operations goals.

  • Trains Recycle Center operational employees in safety, compliance benchmarking, tracking systems and operational efficiencies.

  • Identifies equipment needs and capital spending requirements; recommends purchase to Director, Post Collec5tions & Recycling. Works closely with Procurement on evaluation of recovery systems purchases; formulates clear recommendations to Area and Divisional teams on recovery equipment systems and purchases.

  • Develops equipment and safety standards for processing manufactures and audits those standards to support. Holds equipment manufacturers accountable for equi0ment function standards.

  • Applies knowledge of new processing equipment technology to system designs.

  • Managers operation development and implementation of financial performance and productivity tools, standards and metrics for recycling operations.

  • Travels domestically up to 70% of the time.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Bachelor and/or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related field.

  • Experience in managing a budget, including P & L responsibility.

  • Prior experience in a business role with responsibility for start-up operations, execution, change management and/or increasing efficiencies for newly implemented operations, processes or standards.

  • Demonstrated success in the implementation of a process-oriented culture that is focused on best practices and continuously improving operational standards/results.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • A demonstrated knowledge of recycling operations management gained through a minimum of 5 years of related waste industry experience with an emphasis in recycling systems and design, processing and manufacturing systems and/or recycling materials marketing.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• Retirement plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

EEO STATEMENT:Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Competitive pay. Great benefits. Purpose-driven career.