Equipment Operator

POSITION PROFILE Under the supervision of the Landfill Manager, performs journey level and skilled tasks in the operation and maintenance of the county landfill using heavy duty equipment and vehicles; response to requests and concerns from the public; monitors loads and reclaimed areas to meet state and federal permits. To meet the needs of the County and its citizens, the Landfill is open on Saturdays during the summer months and operators will be required to work Saturdays during the summer season. GOALS · To ensure work performance, effective time management practices, and attention to detail. · To maintain a safe and clean environment. · To adhere to best safety practices and comply with OSHA and other local and federal mandates. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · Operates grader, compactor, scraper, backhoe, dozer or related heavy equipment utilized in the moving, covering and compacting of waste deposited into county landfill; maintains road allowing easy access in and out of landfill sites. · Observes waste to identify hazardous waste or other materials excluded from deposit in public landfill. · Monitors customer activities to assure compliance with established rules and regulations; operates radio and two-way communications as needed to alert equipment operators of suspicious activity or waste loads. · Deals with public complaints; apprises public of landfill requirements and fees; resolves issues face-toface or seeks supervisory assistance. · Performs random inspections of loads coming into the land fill from the general public; weekly inspections of sanitations truck loads; inspects to ensure compliance with SWANA, DEQ, and air quality standards; immediately reports possible bio-hazards, improperly disposed medical office wastes, asbestos, etc., to Shop Supervisor. · Provides assistance on special construction and maintenance projects undertaken within the landfill; may provide physical or equipment labor related to cutting grades, modifying drainage system or installing protective liners to protect ground water, etc. · Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems to supervisor and the shop for repair; operates a variety of hand and power tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment; may assist in the fabrication of equipment parts. · May assist in performing scale-house duties; weighs incoming vehicles, determines fees, accepts and receipts payments; inspects loads to verify materials and prevent illegal dumping. · May assist in performing general office duties; operates computer to create invoices to carries and haulers; creates spreadsheets to track various aspects of the landfill operation. · Performs related duties as required

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