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Landfill Heavy Equipment Operator

Location: Lunenburg, VA

Job Title: Landfill Heavy Equip Operator

Reports To:  Landfill Manager

Summary:  

The Operator – Heavy Equipment is responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment at a recycling center, landfill or transfer station for the purpose of transferring, spreading, covering, loading and/or compacting waste or soil in an efficient and safe manner.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Perform pre- and post-operation inspection of the equipment in accordance with Company policy to ensure windows, lights, mirrors and rear-view camera are clean. 

  • Safely and efficiently operate equipment that may include: forklift, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other equipment using proper safety standards.

  • Continuously monitor waste for evidence of unacceptable waste in materials.

  • Continuously monitor the condition of the equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time; clean tracks or wheels on equipment, as needed.

  • Perform and document minor service on equipment, referring more complicated mechanical issues to Maintenance Shop for repair.

  • Complete Equipment Condition Report and other reports, as necessary; report any necessary repairs to supervisor, as needed.

  • Follow all required safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that shop is clean, serviced and stored at the completion of each shift.

  • Follow and comply with all safety policies.  

  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/ and or Experience:

  • Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer expectations; acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Good follow through ability; ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks.

  • Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals.

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • One year of prior experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.

  • Experience in the Solid Waste Industry preferred. 



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  •  Lifting (50-100 pounds), outside environment

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Outdoors

 Click to see our 2020 Benefits Overview

Job Title: Landfill Heavy Equip Operator

Reports To:  Landfill Manager

 

Summary:  

 

The Operator – Heavy Equipment is responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment at a recycling center, landfill or transfer station for the purpose of transferring, spreading, covering, loading and/or compacting waste or soil in an efficient and safe manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Perform pre- and post-operation inspection of the equipment in accordance with Company policy to ensure windows, lights, mirrors and rear-view camera are clean. 

  • Safely and efficiently operate equipment that may include: forklift, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other equipment using proper safety standards.

  • Continuously monitor waste for evidence of unacceptable waste in materials.

  • Continuously monitor the condition of the equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time; clean tracks or wheels on equipment, as needed.

  • Perform and document minor service on equipment, referring more complicated mechanical issues to Maintenance Shop for repair.

  • Complete Equipment Condition Report and other reports, as necessary; report any necessary repairs to supervisor, as needed.

  • Follow all required safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that shop is clean, serviced and stored at the completion of each shift.

  • Follow and comply with all safety policies.  

  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/ and or Experience:

  • Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer expectations; acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Good follow through ability; ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks.

  • Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals.

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • One year of prior experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.

  • Experience in the Solid Waste Industry preferred. 



PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  •  Lifting (50-100 pounds), outside environment

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Outdoors

Click to see our 2020 Benefits Overview

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