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Job Description

  DescriptionThe Heavy Equipment Operator will operate and maintain heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving, trash processing, and composting operations in a safe and efficient manner.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving, trash processing, and composting operations, including but not limited to front-end wheel loaders, water tankers, dozers, scrapers, landfill trash compactors, mobile compost mixers, tub grinders, concrete crushers, bailers, excavator and other equipment to support a variety of operations at facilities.
  • Process incoming material with heavy equipment to build waste cells per designed landfill permitted plans.
  • Maintain the general working area in a leveled and organized manner.
  • Work closely with traffic control spotters to identify fill areas to be used for dumping solid waste.
  • Operate trash compactors to process trash in 2 foot lifts working on 3:1 or 4:1 slopes.
  • Operate excavator and ADT trucks to haul dirt from the borrow area to the waste processing area for daily cover.
  • Operate dozer to cover and maintain level tipping areas for daily operations.
  • May operate water tanker and similar equipment for dust control, dirt compaction, and watering grass.
  • Build and maintain access and hauling roads.
  • May operate and maintain other landfill related equipment.
  • Use hand held mobile radio units or company cell phone to coordinate tasks and resources.
  • Perform pre and post operations inspection and perform daily maintenance required of the equipment in accordance with Company policy and maintain accurate logs and records.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operation, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Identify potentially hazardous or unacceptable materials and report to immediately to supervisor for proper handling of material.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.


  • Heavy equipment operation experience
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs to assigned equipment
  • Ability to communicate clearly with team members, management, employees and external customers in an efficient and professional manner
  • Flexibility to accept and adapt to change as well as the commitment to seek continuous improvement


  • Solid waste industry experience

Equal Opportunity Employer  

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