DeManufacturing Associate/Sorter/Breakdown – OceanTech Careers

Sep 9, 2022


Demanufacturing associates are tasked with breaking down/DeManufacturing and organizing various client IT assets ranging from; servers, tape libraries, network equipment, etc. which will eventually be recycled.


  • Break down and disassemble client IT assets into individual components and sort into appropriate gaylord of material
  • Processing batteries (i.e. sort and tape) according to R2/Focus Material and Universal Waste requirements
  • Assist Driver with pick-ups, loading boxes, and deliveries to OceanTech (under supervision and as needed)
  • Other general warehouse duties such as organizing, cleaning, special projects, etc.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or required


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 1+ year Warehouse and/or manufacturing production experience required
  • Proven working knowledge and usage of hand and power tools required
  • Basic knowledge of enterprise and consumer-related electronic products (hardware components/parts), preferred
  • Ability to identify valuable items and materials in IT equipment, a plus
  • Experience in working Pallet jacks, a plus

Other qualifications:

  • Must be a self-starter and take initiative!  We require a strong motivation and desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills & welcomes a team-friendly environment
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Must be flexible, resilient and open to change
  • Legally permitted to work in the United States
  • Ability to work in a warehouse environment located in NE Minneapolis


  • Exposure to moderate noise in a Warehouse setting (i.e. light foot traffic, Forklift traffic, computers, printers, and power tools)
  • Exposure to indoor, moderately environmentally controlled Warehouse (i.e. Heating available, no A/C) with some outdoor exposure during the workday, and some dust/debris from disassembly of client IT assets


  • Moderate to heavy lifting is required, ability to lift/carry up to 70 lbs
  • Required ability to push/pull a Pallet Jack weighing anywhere between 50-1500 lbs
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, hear, reach, stoop, bend, and kneel and use hands and fingers to operate a pallet jack and hand/power tools.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance/close vision requirements due to usage of hand/power tools
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required; hours of work Mon-Friday 8:30am – 5pm

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