Job Description


This classification is primarily responsible for insuring the proper loading of solid waste at the transfer stations to be transported off site; monitor hazardous waste containment areas and perform routine and emergency maintenance on machinery and equipment at sites. Operates various heavy equipment to load and compact trailers for shipment. Perform job duties in a safe and productive manner.

Examples of Duties

Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
Operate equipment to move and load solid waste at transfer stations sites.
Maintain machinery and equipment required to perform duties.
Perform ground maintenance and general upkeep of all stations.
Haul county boxes from all stations.
Monitor hazardous waste and oil receptacle areas.
Test monitoring wells in accordance with standards set if needed.
Perform scale booth duties, and fill in when needed.
Operate hand and power tools for maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment.
Drive truck and other vehicles including lawn mowers.

This classification requires the incumbent to be able to work independently and often alone; understand and communicate the laws, rules, and regulations regarding disposition of solid, recyclable and hazardous waste; operate equipment in safe manner; accurately collect, receipt and record fees. The nature of the work is recurring with occasional variations from the norm; the incumbent is expected to use good judgment within established guidelines. Incumbent should be able to complete a variety of tasks using proper procedures with limited supervision. Backup systems for error avoidance and detection include feedback from waste haulers on appropriate load levels and assistance from more senior operators for unusual, new situations or questions.

Incumbents in this classification communicate on a daily basis with the public, commercial and private haulers of solid waste to provide and obtain direction and information.

Knowledge of: 
laws and regulations regarding solid, recyclable and hazardous waste disposal and operations of disposal and transfer sites;
acceptable methods for handling solid, recyclable and hazardous wastes;
safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment and machinery;
equipment and machinery maintenance and repair procedures and routines;
methods for handling and receipting money.

Ability to: 
perform the physical and mental duties accurately and timely;
safely and efficiently operate heavy equipment and machinery;
handle the disposition of solid, recyclable and hazardous wastes;
perform routine and emergency maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment;
make accurate mathematical calculations and maintain accurate records;
communicate effectively with the public, outside haulers and other employees;
work within established guidelines with limited supervision;
comprehend the laws and regulations relating to solid and hazardous waste;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees in the department and with contract haulers.
Minimum Qualifications

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job may be considered.
High school diploma or GED
A sufficient education to read and comprehend the laws and regulations required of the position
Sufficient math skills to accurately calculate solid waste fees
Previous work experience would include safe operation of heavy equipment and dealing with the public.

Valid WA State Class A CDL and a clean driving record
HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 24 hours Class (or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment)

Supplemental / Benefit Information:
This posting is a General Services Teamsters Bargaining Unit, running concurrently with the public.96 hours of Vacation Leave
96 hours of Sick Leave
2 Floating (Personal) Holidays
Teamsters Pension Trust
Annual Clothing Allowance – $250.00
Reimbursement for CDL Endorsement and Medical Certification

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