Landfill Laborer

A Landfill Laborers is responsible for general upkeep and maintenance of the facility grounds. Landfill Laborers may also perform custodial duties in the offices, maintenance shops, etc. This position may also assist in various lines of business. Landfill Laborers may be exposed to unpleasant odors and weather elements. The hours and physical demand may vary by location

RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
  • Facility grounds keeping including but not limited to mowing, trimming, picking up paper/trash from facility grounds and surrounding areas.
  • Build and repair fences.
  • Maintain the odor control system as needed.
  • Place straw bales in ditches and on side of hills.
  • Assist at the yard boxes, truck wash and wheel wash as necessary.
  • Dig tracks as necessary.
  • Assist with equipment services as necessary.
  • Assist with applying Alternate Daily Cover (ADC) when necessary.
  • Assist with general housekeeping of maintenance shops and offices.
  • Operate the sweeper and flush trucks as needed.
  • Professional interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Build, repair and install erosion control such as silt fence and straw bales.
  • Perform duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including lifting, carrying. reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, and climbing).
  • Must possess the ability to learn various landfill activities including pumping operations, waste-water and waste placement operations.
  • Mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • elf-starter, aggressive work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and/or holidays.
  • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to weather elements.
  • Good verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally and able to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Additional skills may be required to perform additional task(s) specific to work location, department or line of business.


REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the job (prolonged physical exertions, including lifting, carrying. reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, and climbing).
  • Mechanical aptitude preferred.
  • Experience working with various hand tools and equipment.
  • Self-starter, aggressive work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Ability to work in various conditions with exposure to weather elements.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Must be able to read and speak the English language well enough to communicate, understand, and respond to questions, directions, traffic signs, signals, and safety training.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Good Driving record; able to meet Rumpke driving qualifications


PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, and fumes found in a shop environment.
  • Exposure to residential and commercial waste and recycling.
  • Exposure to equipment traffic.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be able to produce satisfactory pre-employment drug test and background check results

This job description is intended to describe the general nature, complexity, and level of work to be performed by employees assigned to this position and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. It does not prescribe or restrict the work that may be assigned. Furthermore, this does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the company.

Rumpke Waste and Recycling is committed to equality in all aspects of employment. It is Rumpke’s policy to provide equal opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.