EQA Assistant - Compost
Positions Open: 1
Hours per week: 5
Supervisor: Sara Jane Muratori/EQA
Contact Address: email@example.com
The EQA will make sure that the compost buckets in the dining hall are properly labeled and will post information on how to separate compost food from non-compost food. If the food is not being separated properly, then the EQA should devise additional methods of raising awareness. He/she should make sure there is a supply of buckets for compost and ensure they are getting properly picked up and emptied into the compost bins. The EQA will ensure that supplies of manure and wood chips are present at the bins and will add a layer of each after each compost delivery. When a bin approaches capacity, the EQA is responsible for turning all capacity bins on that side of the compost system downhill into the next and re-covering them with a layer of organic matter. The EQA should assist in finding people or projects that can use the compost once it leaves the system. The EQA should be aware of, and work toward solving, any additional problems that may hinder the composting process. Additionally, the EQA should have the contact information of those involved with composting, especially the personnel who transfer composting from the kitchen to the loading dock and from there to the bins. The EQA should attend meetings of the EQC and take notes on currect environmental projects. The EQC and EQA can work closely together on environmental issues and projects and should be a resource for each other. Additional duties include Environmental Research and Resource for Community Members. Some time should be spent on environmental research, often on environmental product purchases and on any other projects or ad hoc ideas that arise. The EQA should be an aid to his/her immediate supervisor and/or other departments that would like environmental information on a product or project. This is a major aspect of the EQA's work, and he/she should be proactive about letting others know the EQA can be used as a resource. Additionally, the EQA does not have to be asked to research a product; he/she should do research toward any project or process that he/she feels is relevant. The EQA should be self-motivated in developing projects that aid environmental quality on campus. The EQA should also be a resource for community members that need assistance with their own environmental projects. The EQA should work toward raising environmental awareness.
Prior experience running a compost system. Prior experience in a commercial kitchen preferred, but can train. Ability to work closely with the Environmental Quality Committee, Plant Operations, and Food Services.