• Operations Manager - Bins/Containers

    Job Locations US-CA-Montebello | US-CA-Sun Valley
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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    The Operations Manager – Bins/Containers is responsible for leading the fabrication, refurbishment, repair, painting, and cleansing of dumpster bins/containers for commercial and residential customers, as well as bin/container delivery and pick up, in a geographically dispersed area. The position will lead a team of Operations Supervisors, Dispatchers, Operational Clerks, Drivers and various Metal Shop personnel. The Operations Manager works with his or her General Manager and other managers in the business unit to execute a local market strategy that complements the Areas overall strategic operating plans and implements tactical initiatives to drive functional excellence and budget achievement. The Operations Manager oversees all matters related to bins/containers, oversees effective safety and accident prevention programs, and leads all operations to ensure compliance with standards; and drives change management initiatives to introduce and sustain new processes that contribute to the growth and durability of the operations of the business unit.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Provide leadership for the bins/containers operations of a business unit by providing management oversight to operations supervisors, dispatchers, operational clerks, drivers and shop personnel, who are responsible for the route system and maintenance for commercial and residential customers.
    • Manage staff, including hiring, training, coaching, performance management; develop supervisory goals and objectives; and effective resolution of safety issues and claims.
    • Implement and execute plans to complement the business units strategic and operating plan; champion the execution of tactical initiatives within the Business Unit to maximize the customer experience, growth and durability, while optimizing profitability.
    • Drive functional plans within the operations group to execute against the business plan to achieve or exceed the Business Units budget and strategic plan to grow the business, achieve customer experience goals, and meet or exceed service business objectives.
    • Lead all matters related to bins/containers operations to ensure overall operations meet safety, compliance and P & L objectives.
    • Ensure maximum productivity and route management systems for routes and establish productivity goals where needed; ensure adherence to operating standards; and manage labor hours and other expenses.
    • Interact with customers and local, state and federal government employees to resolve customer service concerns; ensure regulatory compliance standards are met.
    • Oversee effective safety and accident prevention programs to ensure all reasonable action are taken to prevent accidents and injuries; ensure a safe and productive work environment for all employees; implement and maintain and effective loss control and safety program.
    • Lead operations to ensure compliance with all standards including environmental, operating, regulatory, safety, accounting and ethics.
    • Approve expenses and manage budget for the operations department including approval of purchase orders and vendor pricing.
    • Develop a best-in-class team and workplace culture and effectively manage performance and talent development; drive best-practice sharing.
    • Build and maintain strong and effective relations with relevant government, community and environmental groups.

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:


    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • 5 to 7 year's management experience.
    • Experience in labor relations.
    • Previous experience in understanding and management of P&L line items.
    • Previous experience working at a site regulated by OSHA.
    • Demonstrated business acumen, strategic thinking and an ability to execute against formulated strategy.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead change initiatives.
    • Able to direct large staff.
    • Is process-oriented and results-oriented in setting and pursuing aggressive goals, demonstrating a strong commitment to organizational success and marshaling resources to accomplish goals and objectives.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, critical-thinking and decision-making skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to optimize near-term results that contribute to long-term sustainable success.
    • Is collaborative; builds and works with teams.
    • Creative thinker who challenges conventional solutions.
    • Demonstrates and promotes ethical behavior.  

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
    • Experience in a waste-recycling industry or industrial or manufacturing environment preferred.
    • Class A / B License preferred.
    • Bilingual would be highly preferred.

    Physical/Environmental Demands: 

    • Physical:
      • Seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
      • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, organization, concentration, working with interruptions & interpersonal abilities continuously.
      • Eye/hand coordination, driving, feet (pedals) continuously.
      • Climbing (Stairs/Ladders), standing, walking, fingering (typing), handling (holding), & calculating frequently.
      • Balancing, bending, crouching, kneeling, pushing, reaching, sitting, wrist motion occasionally.
    • Environmental:
      • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, noise, grease, oil, hot/cold temperatures, standing on concrete & vibration continuously.
      • Exposure to electrical hazards, chemicals, and uneven or slippery surfaces occasionally.
      • Works inside & outside.



    • 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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