• Load Checker - Landfill/Transfer

    Job Locations US-CA-Twentynine Palms
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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    The Load Checker is responsible for inspecting waste loads, identifying hazardous and other unauthorized materials, and preventing those materials from entering the transfer stations and landfills.  


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Enforce Landfill and Transfer Station safety requirements and procedures.
    • Screen customer loads to keep hazardous waste and other prohibited materials out of the transfer stations and landfills.
    • Keep accurate daily records on prohibited waste and customer counts.
    • Advises customers on proper handling and classification of prohibited wastes.
    • Responsible for keeping site clean, orderly and free of litter.
    • Interact with customers and general public in a courteous and professional manner at all times.
    • Sorts recyclable items from tipping area as safety permits.
    • Communicate effectively with all team members.
    • Communicate with and take direction from a supervisor.
    • Immediately report all emergencies (e.g. fires, accidents) to the proper manager/supervisor.
    • Attend classes and meetings for training certification, such as hazardous waste spotter and continuing education credits, meeting safety requirements.
    • Train in HAZWOPER and respond to and contain spills. Safely clean up the area around an accidental effluent spill.
    • Complies with information provided on Material Safety Data Sheets for all products. Handles and stores items properly.
    • Observes and adheres to proper tag out and lockout of vehicles and equipment in accordance with clearance procedures, policies, and practices.
    • Follow all safety policies and procedures.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:

    • 1-year experience working as a general laborer and/or in a construction environment.
    • High School Diploma / GED
    • Must effectively communicate in English (Verbally and Written).
    • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to construction operations.
    • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
    • Ability to understand and communicate in writing and verbally and follow instructions.
    • Ability to observe proper safety precautions.
    • Ability to work overtime as needed.
    • Valid C Class Driver License.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • Bilingual English / Spanish.
    • Strong organizational skills.


    Physical/Environmental Demands:


    • Physical:
      • Standing, walking, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
      • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously.
      • Eye/hand coordination, handling, & wrist motion continuously.
      • Bending, reaching, stretching, and lifting up to 50 Lbs. frequently.
    • Environmental:
      • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
      • Works outside only.



    • 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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