Waste Management Field Operator I in South Gate, California
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.
I. Job Summary
Supports Enviroserv, including manual labor associated with chemical handling, lab pack duties, drum movements within the facility, drum bulking, drum crushing, industrial cleaning duties, confined space entry, assisting when extra personnel are needed, and other duties as assigned. This is an entry level, non-supervisory position focused on hazardous and non-hazardous waste related projects.
II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.
Ensures waste types are properly segregated, regulatory shipment windows are met, proper container labeling is adhered to, good housekeeping is maintained and accurate tracking logs are kept.
Identifies best practices that assist customers in reducing waste volumes, increasing operational efficiencies, identifying optimal equipment usage and generating cost savings.
Segregates, labels, marks and packages and prepares shipping documents for waste materials in a safe and compliant manner.
Collects, pours, transfers, consolidates, repackages and packages solid, liquid & sludge material.
Performs labor intensive activities such as container or drum collection, drum bulking, sorting trash for recyclables, confined space entry, pressure washer operation, air mover hose, and loading of trucks.
Transfers waste into containers of different size.
May provide support or direction to less experienced Technicians.
Wears required personal protective equipment.
Participates and cooperates in safety process, including following written procedures, attending required training and scheduled meetings.
Immediately reports any unsafe conditions, incidents, injuries or property damage to supervisor.
Maintains compliance with applicable environmental, safety and transportation regulations (EPA, OSHA, and DOT).
Maintains a minimal amount of manifest errors.
Maintains a minimal amount of repacks.
III. Supervisory Responsibilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.
A. Education and Experience
Education: High school diploma or GED (accredited)
Experience: No experience required
B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements
- Valid Driver’s License
C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required
Ability to perform tasks in inclement weather
Ability to perform work in Confined Spaces while wearing chemical protective clothing and respiratory protection
V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, pressure washing, working with air mover, etc.) most of the work day;
Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds most of the work day;
Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) most of the work day;
Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements most of the work day;
Normal setting for this job is: outdoors/field
Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.
At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.
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I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.