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Heavy Equipment Operator - Material Recovery Facility

Company: Athens Services
Location: Whittier
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Overview & Essential Job Functions

Position Summary:

Operate a variety of heavy equipment vehicles that spread, organize and feed the facility's conveyor system and transfer trailers. Material includes a combination of recyclables, commercial and residential waste as well as construction and demolition materials.

Essential Job Functions:

* Efficiently and safety operate wheel loaders to load transfer trailers and feed conveyors. Operate wheel loaders in a manner that does not endanger personnel or equipment, and that complies with the company's operating and safety policies.
* Keep tipping floor material safely arranged to allow easy loading of trailers and conveyor system, as well as creating space for newly arrived material.
* Ensure proper care and use of equipment.
* Perform pre/post operation inspections and preventive maintenance checks. Maintains accurate records.
* Ensure proper attire is worn at all times, including closed-toed shoes, and personal protective equipment (safety vests, safety goggles, gloves, dust masks).
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands

Required Qualifications:

* High School Diploma and/or GED.
* Ability to perform physical requirements of the job -- prolonged sitting, constant climbing up/down the loader and able to turn neck and shoulder back and forth.
* Ability to distinguish between various recyclable materials.
* Must have good hand-eye coordination.
* Safety conscious.
* Good communication skills.
* Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Valid driver's license.
* 4+ years of previous experience.

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 & inside.



* Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
* 401K, Profit Sharing & Match
* Employee Assistance Program
* Life Insurance
* Paid Vacation and Sick Time
* Recognition programs
* Professional development learning

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

Keywords: Athens Services, Whittier , Heavy Equipment Operator - Material Recovery Facility, Other , Whittier, California

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