Transfer Station Operator

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$19–$21 an hour
Shift & schedule
On call

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Summary of Duties:

The Transfer Station operator is On Call Position and responsible for ensuring the transfer station is always operating in a safe and tidy manner while assisting customers in a friendly and professional manner


Key Deliverables and Expectations:

  • Ensure the transfer station and surrounding area are tidy and accessible to the public, including clearing debris, snow and ice removal, managing spills and airborne waste
  • Oversees the entire operation of the transfer station, including but not limited to:
    • Greet and direct users to proper dumping and recycling areas
    • Inspect customer items for prohibited waste
    • Take scale measurements upon customer entry and exit
    • Accurately process cash and credit card transactions for applicable tipping fees
    • Assist customers using the Free Store
    • Secure food waste and garbage management
    • Management of all bins and the proper separation of recycling and garbage
    • Proper management of hazardous items
  • Operating of the compactor bins, food waste transfer bins, cardboard bailers, and min-loader
  • Traffic and vehicle flow management and cleanliness (free of debris or clutter) on roadways
  • Cleaning of bins and daily site clean-up, maintaining a clean and tidy facility
  • Data management and required record-keeping of recycling, garbage, and other waste
  • Provides good customer service, clear instructions, and education for users
  • Will assist customers with sorting of materials
  • Follows all safety protocols and ensures safety is a key priority
  • Performs ongoing site maintenance and general duties
  • Perform other related duties as requested


Experience and Attributes:

  • First Aid Certificate
  • Training in solid waste management
  • Previous experience with operating small equipment (manual forklift, compactor, mini loader) and hand tools
  • Previous experience or understanding of hazardous material management
  • Familiar with basic computer knowledge
  • Strong communication skills – able to understand direction, able to communicate tasks, able to educate and share knowledge with staff and customers
  • Physically fit and mobile. Able to lift up to 50 lbs and be on feet all day, able to conduct manual labour, can work outside in variable conditions
  • Proven ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment and manages stress effectively
  • Able to prioritize daily tasks and can manage multiple priorities at a time
  • Strong attention to safety and following all safety protocols
  • Team player – willing to help team members
  • Cleared criminal record check


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