The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide friendly and professional customer service to the public at the Central Transfer Station as well as the various County landfills; employees screen loads for foreign objects and toxic and hazardous materials and operate heavy equipment to perform skilled maintenance at the landfills and in the moving of Municipal Solid Waste in the transfer station and solid waste compactor. Additionally, work requires the proper handling for disposal of Non-Municipal Solid Waste for transport to the County landfills and handling of the material once at the landfills. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Solid Waste Supervisor. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor environment and include working in adverse weather conditions and dangers involving the use of heavy equipment and potential exposure to hazardous materials.
Provide satisfactory customer service including but not limited to friendly and professional verbal directions, answering questions, & providing clear explanations, as well as providing immediate physical assistance to customers in the proper disposal of municipal solid waste and construction and demolition waste;
Records daily solid waste yardage
Perform scheduled and assigned maintenance of County facilities including regular and daily litter pickup;
Monitoring to ensure the proper placement of solid waste in the designated disposal areas of the Central Transfer Station and various landfills.
Wear required Personal Protection Equipment and abide by regulatory work safety standards in the performance of daily work duties.
Satisfactory work attendance and punctuality;
Satisfactorily complete required training classes and attend meetings as directed;
Operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, front end loader, track loader compactor, and related heavy and specialized equipment, according to rules and regulations;
Inspect loads for hazardous materials and separate hazards according to rules and regulations;
Separate and remove foreign objects (e.g. batteries, refrigerator compressors, propane tanks, tires, air conditioners, and other designated hazardous material) from loads to be dumped according to rules and regulations;
Separate, remove and dispose of hazardous liquids (e.g. gas, oil, paints, antifreeze, etc.) according to rules and regulations;
Move, bury, compact, and dispose of waste, burn woodpiles, plow snow, sweep compound and weight scales;
Perform maintenance checks and minor service work on equipment utilizing hand and power tools;
Contact supervisor(s) and service providers for major equipment maintenance when necessary;
Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with County and state policies, procedures and safety practices;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Methods, materials, procedures, and standard practices of safe heavy equipment operation in a solid waste transfer station environment or landfill;
Heavy equipment operation and basic maintenance;
Customer service methods, techniques, and objectives;
Emergency procedures and practices related to solid waste environments;
Hazardous and non-acceptable waste rules and regulations and related safety practices;
County Employee & solid waste transfer station and landfill rules and regulations;
Equipment and tool operation and maintenance practices;
Federal (OSHA) and state regulations and County policies regarding safe work practices relating to use of personal protection equipment, hand and power tools, slopes, heavy equipment and solid waste transfer station and landfill operations.
Additional Salary Information:
Bingham County offers a highly competitive benefits package including membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI), paid time off, holiday pay, as well as medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
Internal Number: SWA
About Bingham County
Bingham County, Idaho is a branch of local government.