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Career Paths

Materials Recovery

.Tripartite Cluster for Waste Management (TWCM) Industry released its first set of recommendations to introduce a Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the waste management industry to take effect from 1 July 2023... Read more

PWM Skills Ladder

Under the TCWM recommendations, the number of WSQ training modules will
commensurate with the job roles that the workers are deployed in, with higher
number of WSQ modules for the higher job roles, as detailed below:

^cumulative modules would include the WSQ modules attained at the preceding job level

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Sorter

The Sorter identifies and sorts materials which are suitable for recycling. He/She sorts waste at the waste management facility, places the materials at the conveyor belt, removes non-recyclable items accurately and reports operational faults to the appropriate person. He/She is also required to ensure the assigned appropriate tools and equipment are in working condition and provide updates on equipment faults.


He/She works in the waste management facility and may be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells, and to dangerous and/or toxic substances. As such, he/she may be required to handle potentially dangerous materials and must ensure that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient manner.


PWM requirements: Minimum two WSQ courses

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Senior Sorter

PWM training requirements: Minimum three WSQ courses (cumulative^)
 

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Machine Operator

The Machine Operator sorts and transports materials for recycling in the waste management facility using motorised equipment. He/She is required to operate cranes and related machines to load, transport and remove materials in the facility. In performing most of these functions, conducts functional checks on the machines, maintains machines and reports faults to the appropriate persons.


He/She is required to work at the waste management facility on a rotational shift, and may potentially handle dangerous materials, while ensuring that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient manner. He/She is constantly exposed to unpleasant sights and smells and may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances.

PWM training requirements: Minimum three WSQ courses (cumulative^)

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Team Lead

PWM training requirements: Minimum three WSQ courses (cumulative^)

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Plant Supervisor

The Plant Supervisor  is responsible for overseeing the materials recycling and sorting operations. He/She conducts inspections to ascertain and verify uncontaminated recyclable materials. He/She also evaluates reported mechanical faults and inform relevant teams to rectify issues. In performing most of these functions, he is also required to inspect mechanical equipment daily, evaluates reported mechanical faults and inform relevant teams to rectify issues.


He/She works in the waste management facility, and is constantly exposed to unpleasant sights and smells and may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances. He/She oversees the handling of potentially dangerous materials and ensures that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient manner.

PWM training requirements: Minimum four WSQ courses (cumulative^)

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