Position Description

Operational Internship
Location Headquarters
Job Code 847
# of openings 1
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SUMMARY:  The Operational Intern will gain a broad overview at our processing facility by hands on experience. A typical day will include: Guiding trucks into the tipping building safely, observing the material that is dumped out, and remove any contamination from the loads. The Intern will work with a variety of teams at the site such as the Thor loading zones (if applicable), Operators, and with the Ground Crew. You will work one on one with your mentor throughout your day. The Operational Intern’s program will last 6 weeks for a total of 88 hours.

$2500 Bonus for Education:

If the intern successfully completes the internship, including showing up on time, ready to work daily for the course of the internship (excused absences are okay), the intern will have the opportunity to earn a $2500 payment to the college or trade school of their choosing that is valid for up to six months after the completion of their internship. Please note that payment will be made directly to the trade school or college of the intern’s choosing.

Available Internship Locations:

  • Maple Valley
  • Everett

Work Schedule:

  • Week One: 16 Hours
  • Week Two: 16 Hours
  • Week Three: 16 Hours
  • Week Four: 16 Hours
  • Week Five: 8 Hours
  • Week Six: 16 Hours


  • Guide trucks into the tipping building safely and observe the material being dumped out of them, watching for contamination.
  • Open and close the tipping building doors by depressing a switch.
  • Call Operators, when safe to do so, to push the contents of the building into piles.
  • Stay in communication with the office to confirm when vehicles will be arriving to the tipping building and answer any questions regarding vehicle contamination or loads.
  • Pull any contamination from loads.
  • Assist with other ground crew duties as needed including grinder clean-up and dumping collected contaminants.
  • Work one on one with your mentor in a variety of roles at the site


  • Be self-motivated to meet operational performance standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Must interact with the public in a professional manner.
  • Must work as a team member.

Employment Consideration:

Additionally, if the intern enjoys working at Cedar Grove Composting, they are welcome to apply for any open position to be considered for full time employment at any of our locations.


To successfully perform the essential duties of this position, an individual must be able to stand or walk for four or more hours per day, and frequently lift and carry objects up to 60 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work performed; it is not intended as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and required skills for the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.  Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Cedar Grove is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Cedar Grove Composting, Inc.'s offices are non-smoking and Drug and Alcohol Free Workplaces. Cedar Grove Composting, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must pass a drug test and background check prior to being hired. All active employees are subject to random drug testing

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