• Heavy Equipment Operator - Transfer

    Job Locations US-CA-Phelan
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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    The Heavy Equipment Operator – Transfer Station processes solid waste by compacting and pushing the waste with a loader or dozer into transfer trucks, trailers or compactors throughout the day.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Ensure the tipping floor is clean and orderly in order to accept daily waste.
    • Keep tipping floor waste safely arranged to allow loader movements.
    • Inspect assigned equipment and prepare pre-trips and post-trips of equipment as required.
    • Keep hazardous and otherwise prohibited wastes out of the transfer station and landfills.
    • Keep building entrances clear of waste for customers to unload safely.
    • Be aware of emergency contacts and procedures.
    • Perform any other duties assigned by Operations Supervisor.
    • Reports any unsafe situations to direct supervisor.
    • Ability to work overtime as needed.

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:


    • High School Diploma and/or GED.
    • Valid Class B driver License with tanker endorsement and no air brake or automatic transmission restrictions.
    • Must be able to read and understand safety rules, operating manuals, and maintenance instructions pertaining to assigned vehicles.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bilingual – English/Spanish.
    • Basic first aid and CPR training.


    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 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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