• Heavy Equipment Operator - MRF

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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    Operate a variety of heavy equipment vehicles that spread, organize and feed the facility's conveyor system and transfer trailers. Material includes a combination of recyclables, commercial and residential waste as well as construction and demolition materials.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Efficiently and safety operate wheel loaders to load transfer trailers and feed conveyors. Operate wheel loaders in a manner that does not endanger personnel or equipment, and that is in compliance with the company's operating and safety policies.
    • Keep tipping floor material safely arranged to allow easy loading of trailers and conveyor system, as well as creating space for newly arrived material.
    • Ensure proper care and use of equipment.
    • Perform pre/post operation inspections and preventive maintenance checks. Maintains accurate records.
    • Ensure proper attire is worn at all times, including closed-toed shoes, and personal protective equipment (safety vests, safety goggles, gloves, dust masks).
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:


    • High School Diploma and/or GED.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job -- prolonged sitting, constant climbing up/down the loader and able to turn neck and shoulder back and forth.
    • Ability to distinguish between various recyclable materials.
    • Must have good hand-eye coordination.
    • Safety conscious.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Valid driver's license.
    • 4+ years of previous experience.


    Physical/Environmental Demands:


    • Physical:
      • Standing, walking, sitting, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
      • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously.
      • Eye/hand coordination, handling, & wrist motion continuously.
    • Environmental:
      • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
      • Works outside & inside.



    • Competitive wages
    • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
    • 401K
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
    • Career plan
    • Recognition programs
    • Professional development learning
    • An exceptional work environment

    Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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