SKILLED LABORER – LANDFILL
Under general supervision, operates heavy motorized equipment used in the construction and
daily operation of a sanitary landfill, and performs related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Operates heavy motorized equipment including motor graders, bulldozers, large capacity
loaders, sanitary landfill compactors, and other heavy equipment; makes excavations, digs
ditches, cuts road grades; hauls dirt, gravel, rock, sand, or other materials; confines, compacts
and covers solid waste; plows snow and applies ice control materials; directs trucks or other
vehicles with special solid waste to proper disposal areas and rejects loads that are
unacceptable for proper disposal; checks that equipment is serviced with gas, oil, water and
lubricants; performs or assists with manual work in maintenance or construction and repair and
site maintenance including cleaning work area; drives heavy equipment to transport between
sites, to test after repairs, and assists with construction activities; drives dump truck to retrieve
and haul materials and drives snow plow; performs load inspections; keeps simple records;
mows grass, seeds new areas, drives water truck for dust control, drives concover truck and
sprays material for daily cover; provides general supervision of temporary hire laborers who
perform litter clean up and litter pickup; performs as scale clerk including scale operation
through a computerized program and handles cash transactions and provides information to the
public and performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Ability to read and write and two years experience in motor
equipment operation with substantial emphasis in the operation of heavy earth moving and
construction equipment such as motor graders, bulldozers, scraper, large capacity loaders, etc.
Preference will be given for prior experience in a landfill or comparable site.
Certifications: WDNR NR 524 Certified Landfill Operator License
Licenses: Valid WI Class “A” Commercial Drivers license
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the construction and operation of a
sanitary landfill; knowledge of the construction of gravel roads and highways; skill in operating
heavy equipment used in cutting to grade, moving earth, grading and rolling road surfaces and
operating close to fixed objects; ability to service and to make minor repairs and adjustments to
equipment; ability to do heavy manual work; ability to deal tactfully with the public on routine
matters and to establish effective relationships with all persons at solid waste facilities; ability to
keep accurate reports; ability to read and write; ability to make simple mathematical calculations
with accuracy; ability to handle cash and maintain simple records related to cash transactions;
ability to operate a personal computer in accordance with standard operating procedures; ability to
follow written and oral instructions; ability to lift 100 pounds including parts, supplies; ability to
wear a respirator; ability to enter and work in small confined spaces.
Skilled Laborer – Landfill
Work environment consists of active construction site that is open in all weather conditions.
Maintenance of building with multiple pieces of automotive and heavy equipment. Over
seventy-five percent of the work is performed outside. There is potential exposure to some
chemicals, landfill leachate, and landfill gas. Must be available for some weekend work, nights,
weekends, holidays, during snow or other emergencies.
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