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Landfill Operator I/HHW

Company: Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
Location: Sebring
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Department: Solid WasteReports to: Landfill ManagerPay Grade/Salary Range: 103 - $22,488.97 - $34,857.90Posting Expires:9/28/2020GENERAL DESCRIPTION:A semi-skilled position responsible for the operation of light construction equipment within the Solid Waste Operation.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:The following statements describe the principal functions of the job and its scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements. - Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Operates and maintains landfill light equipment such as articulating trucks, water trucks, tractors, bob cat loaders, all terrain vehicles, as well as other light equipment. - - - Occasionally operates gasoline or other powered machinery such as mowers, trimmers, compressors, pumping machinery and saws. May be required to operate heavier equipment on a temporary, emergency or trainee basis. Performs routine manual labor tasks as assigned. - Washes, cleans and provides routine maintenance for all equipment operated. - Inspects each load for those refuse items not allowed into the active cell or a Class I landfill site. Advises public of any restricted debris and gives instruction as to correct disposal methods available. - Operates light, automotive and landscaping equipment as required. - - Performs duties at both the actual working face and at other locations as specified by the Landfill Manager. Furnishes written reports of daily activities, vehicle inspections and load inspections. - Properly receives, handles, processes and stores HHW, used oil and Ewaste. Checks loads of various recycling products, HHW and E-Waste. Coordinates schedules and prepares manifests for recyclable products, HHW and E-waste for transportation. Keeps daily logs and submits monthly reports to solid waste/recycling office for DEP reports. Maintains a professional and safe unit and work area adhering to established safety policies and the image desired for the organization. Consistently follows Board policies and procedures. Responds productively to change and performs all other related tasks as directed.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and use of landfill light equipment. Skill in the operation of construction equipment at a entry level. Knowledge of the hazards involved in the use of landfill equipment and of safety precautions to be taken. Ability to obtain Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) as well as the Landfill Spotter certification through the University of Florida Center for Training Research and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) or other Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and County approved training. Knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in handling HHW, oil, and E-Waste. Ability to understand and communicate oral and written instructions. - - Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, supervisors, directors, elected officials, and the general public. Basic knowledge of the governmental rules and regulations pertaining to the disposal of solid waste. Ability to operate light, automotive and landscaping equipment as required. Skill and ability in dealing with members of the general public in an occasional adversarial situation. - Ability to operate equipment over rough terrain. - Ability to perform manual laboring tasks under adverse weather conditions.PHYSICAL SKILLS:Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 10% of the time. - Frequently operates various types of equipment to include, but not limited to hand and power tools. Frequently communicates with the public and co-workers. - Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. Frequently ascends/descends stairs, ladders, scaffolding, etc. - Occasionally moves materials and equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. - Frequently works in a outdoor environment up to four (4) hours. - Frequently operates a motor vehicle or equipment for up to four (4) hours continuously or intermittently. Frequently positions self to work under or around various items to perform maintenance tasks. - Occasionally works in rugged terrain; to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces. Positions require physical exertions such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities. - Continuous exposure to moderately high noise levels.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma preferred. - A minimum of one year of experience in the operation and routine maintenance of construction equipment at an entry level. - - - LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Commercial Driving License, Class B or higher or have the ability to obtain within six (6) months of completion of probation.OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS: - - - - - - - - Disaster Essential.THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Does not Discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religious belief, color, national origin, disability/handicap, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics or any other legally protected group/class. We are proud to be a drug free workplace. Screening tests for illegal drug use may be required as a condition of employmentPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, Lakeland , Landfill Operator I/HHW, Other , Sebring, Florida

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