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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