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Get Paid to Ride a Bike! -- Position Filled, but Please See Above for the Open Position of Bike Mechanic

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Update: The Recycling Bike Route Student Assistant position has been filled, but see above for an opening for a Bike Mechanic.

If riding a bike around MSU's beautiful campus while diverting waste sounds ideal to you, we may have your dream job.

MSU Recycling Bike Route Student Assistant

The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center has an opening for a Recycling Bike Route Student Assistant to collect compost and deliver small items to campus as part of our bike material-collection program. The primary task involves riding a specialized electric bike, with an attached trailer, to pick up compost and recyclables, processing material upon return to the Recycling Center, and maintaining program supplies and equipment.

Pay begins at $9.50 per hour for the ideal candidate.  To apply please click here or email Joanna Goss at gossjo@msu.edu.

Assistant Responsibilities

  • Ride material collection routes
  • Process compost and recyclables following completion of collection routes
  • Record route data within office database
  • Maintain supplies and equipment, including bike and trailer maintenance, compost bin cleaning, and bin label replacement
  • Assist in continued route planning and implementation of additional material routes
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Student must be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Michigan State University
  • Student must be able to lift 25-50 lbs., occasional lift of 75 lbs.
  • Student must be able to ride bike in all weather conditions, including rain and light snow
  • Passion for sustainability and cycling
  • Ability to communicate program information to multiple campus partners, including answering questions and resolving small issues

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