Provides oversight for and assists in disposal activities, as well as maintaining equipment and recording and filing weekly disposal records. Serves as Lead Operator at the Transfer Station, Brush and Tree Recycling Area, and Metals Recycling Operation.


  • Transfer Station:
    • Calculates daily trailer tonnage
    • Controls traffic flow
    • Works with landfill customers and contractors
    • Keeps the floor clean per EPD requirements
    • Keeps floor lubricated with water
    • Inspects and reports waste transport trailer conditions
    • Reports facility and operational issues to the Landfill Manager in a timely fashion
    • Supervises other operators.
  • Brush and Tree Recycling Area:
    • Monitors flow of brush and trees to the work area while working the Transfer Station
    • Pushes the offloaded bushes and trees into the main material pile
    • Primary contact during grinding operations
    • Loads biofuel and chips onto tractor trailer and transports to disposal facility, at least weekly
  • Metal Recycling:
    • Monitors materials placed in the recycling area by customers
    • Loads dump truck and transports metals to recycler at least twice a month.
  • Operates heavy equipment including, but not limited to, compactors, excavators, crawler tractors, dump truck and tractor-trailers.
  • Spreads, covers, and compacts waste.  
  • Grades site, topography, and drainage features.
  • Checks heavy operating equipment daily and reports failures to Landfill Manager promptly.
  • Provides service to equipment when feasible and checks all repaired equipment before putting it back in service.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Thorough knowledge of:

  • Safety rules and regulations pertaining to refuse disposal and heavy equipment operations; 
  • Procedures and policies pertaining to refuse disposal; 
  • Heavy equipment operations, including field repair and adjustments; 
  • Equipment software for John Deere and Komatsu;
  • EPD requirements
  • General safety order and construction safety orders.


  • Two years of full-time experience operating heavy earthmoving and compaction equipment;
  • Experience driving tractor trailer rigs and dump trucks;
  • High School diploma or GED; Associate’s degree desired, but not required.


  • Safely and effectively operates a variety of heavy compaction and earthmoving equipment.
  • Operates dump trucks safely and effectively;
  • Drives tractor trailer rigs safely, following all applicable DOT regulations;
  • Reads and understands reference markers establishing levels and grades; makes cuts and fills to conform;
  • Maintains accurate operating records and other reports relative to the work assigned;
  • Works effectively with co-workers;
  • Provides excellent customer service to all users of the landfill operation;
  • Reads, writes, and speaks English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance.
  • Possesses knowledge of proper use of PPE and ability to communicate that to co-workers.


  • A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. CDL is required.
  • Landfill Operator certification is preferred.


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Landfill Operator III’s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch and twist to perform such tasks as:

  • Observing the work site and work duties of others;
  • Driving around the work site;
  • Climbing onto, operating and dismounting heavy equipment.

Hand and foot dexterity is required to operate heavy equipment controls, office equipment, and paperwork.

Hearing and speech is necessary to communicate with customers and co-workers in person, by telephone, and by radio.

Good vision is required for all functions.

This position must be able to lift 25 pounds often.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is moderate to loud. Work is performed out of doors daily and in seasonally extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, as well as rain and other environmental elements.  

Job duties include driving from one location to another in traffic and weather conditions normal to the Tri-State area.

Physical hazards include dangerous equipment, noise and vibration, exposure to fumes, gases, chemicals, dust, and dirt. The employee will be expected to wear proper protective equipment such as, but not limited to protective eyewear, gloves, protective footwear, hard hat, and reflective safety vest. 


  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided.
  • Effective leadership.
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups and professional associates.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner. 
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects.
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.

Click here to apply for this position.

Return to the Job Board