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Posted on: April 1, 2022

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Scale Operator

Closes On: April 29, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST
Department: Landfill
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: 31,049.22 - 49,636.83

Definition of Class

This position performs duties associated with the operation of certified truck scales, waste inspection, waste segregation, and waste screening in support of daily landfill operations.  The position involves extensive communication and contact with the general public.  The position requires extensive visual examination, documentation and decision making skills for proper determination of waste disposal.  The position also involves manual labor and working outside in adverse weather conditions.  Employees in this class shall possess (1) interpersonal skills and abilities that allow interaction with the general public in a positive manner, (2) the physical strength necessary to manually move and assist with movements of waste materials such as tires and appliances, and (3) decision making skills and eyesight that allow for the proper segregation of waste materials.  Employees in this class shall be self-motivated and able to perform their duties with minimal supervision.  Employees in this class generally exercise no supervision.  Work assignments are received directly from an immediate supervisor or from a leadworker working independently of direct supervision.  This is a safety-sensitive position.

Essential Duties Performed

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  • Operates and maintains certified truck scales;
  • Operates computer, accurately entering data from scales for data collection and billing purposes;
  • Maintains, monitors, and directs traffic flow through and around the Landfill scales;
  • Provides daily, weekly and/or monthly summary reports as directed;
  • Accurately completes state required special waste manifests, waste tire manifests and other similar records and reports;
  • Performs waste inspections & screening, waste segregation, and completes inspection forms;
  • Screens waste for compliance with applicable regulations;
  • Completes waste inspection reports;
  • Directs drivers to appropriate tipping locations within the landfill facility;
  • Assists residents and customers with the segregation of trash and recyclables in order to ensure items are disposed of in the appropriate areas;
  • Communicates with residents and customers regarding waste disposal and waste acceptance;
  • Moves and handles various waste and trash items to ensure proper disposal, such as tires, appliances, paint, oil, etc.;
  • Answers and responds to telephone inquiries;
  • Operates two-way radio;
  • Maintains a cash drawer for cash payments;
  • Makes cash deposits to financial institutions;
  • Completes deposit forms for cash deposits;
  • Maintains scales and walkways during inclement weather;
  • Provides solid waste disposal and educations information to the public;
  • Operates light automotive and construction equipment;
  • Utilizes appropriate safety equipment as needed;
  • Observes safe driving precautions and uses caution in operation of equipment;
  • Washes interior and exterior of assigned equipment.
  • Interacts with the regulatory officials / agencies dealing with issues related to solid waste disposal.


Other Duties Performed

  • Answers after-hours alarm calls;
  • Assists leadworkers with on site construction projects as needed;
  • Performs manual labor and other duties when required;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent, with one (1) year customer service, waste operations, or related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -
  • Interpersonal skills and abilities that allow interaction with the general public in a positive manner, frequently under stressful conditions;
  • Ability to apply basic computer skills and a command of various computer software such as e-mail, scheduler, Excel, and Microsoft Word as well as software specific to scale and landfill operations;
  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations;
  • Ability to use fax, copier, calculator, and other common office machines;
  • Ability to write or print legibly;
  • Knowledge of applicable safety precautions;
  • Ability to work both independently and with others, and to complete daily activities according to work schedule;
  • Ability to understand, follow, and transmit written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public;
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, including heavy lifting and walking long distances, for long periods of time and frequently under adverse field conditions;
  • Knowledge of applicable safety precautions;
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely;
  • Ability to read and understand waste disposal rules and regulations;
  • Ability to complete waste inspection forms;
  • Ability to operate two-way radios;
  • Decision making skills and eyesight that allow for the proper segregation of waste materials;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
  • Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
  • Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
  • Ability to communicate via two-way radio;
  • Ability to interact and verbally communicate effectively with the public, in person and via telephone, in a positive manner;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
  • Ability to maintain composure while working under stressful conditions, including interaction with distressed customers;
  • Ability to interact with the public in a positive manner;
  • Ability to perform waste stream inspections and determine type of waste being received;
  • Ability to visually examine waste streams and interpret findings.


Special Requirements

Possession of valid Tennessee Drivers License.

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