• Heavy Equipment Operator - Landfill

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

    Position Summary:


    The Heavy Equipment Operator – Landfill processes trash by compacting and pushing the waste with a dozer, at the landfills.  Places soil cover over the trash with other heavy equipment, including loaders, excavators and rock trucks. Other equipment which may be operated are water trucks, roll off trucks and backhoes.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Ensure the tipping table is clean and orderly to accept each day’s trash. 
    • Keep tipping table trash safely arranged to allow loader to remove recyclables.
    • Inspect assigned equipment and prepare pre-trips and post-trips as required.
    • Keep hazardous and otherwise prohibited wastes out of the transfer station and landfills.
    • Keep tipping table clear of trash for customers to unload safely.
    • Be aware of emergency contacts and procedures.
    • Perform any other duties assigned by Landfill supervisor.
    • Reports any unsafe situations to direct supervisor.
    • Ability to work overtime as needed.                                                                                                                                      
    • Other duties as assigned.

    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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