Transfer Station Operator

Date Posted: 08/24/2021

Department: Public Services, Waste Collections

Compensation: $26,922

Hours: Full-time

Deadline: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities

 Responsible for operating solid waste and recycling heavy equipment in compliance with established
guidelines and procedures.
 Position performs duties that include identifying, pushing, and packing trash and construction debris;
identifying and removing items not allowed to be disposed of at transfer station; moving trailers;
identifying, loading, and ensuring that all recyclables are property transferred.
 Cleaning chutes and facilities daily; removing litter from site and assisting the public.
 Completing other duties as assigned.
 Responsible for operating all equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of
injury, property damage or loss of life.
 Performs any daily safety equipment checks.
 Reports directly to Transfer Station Supervisor
ENVIRONMENTAL: Outside 95% Inside 5%

Desirable Training and Experience

Preferred experience in operating heavy equipment.
Certification from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) or will be required to obtain such
certification during employment.


 Benefited after 90 days
Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply



APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.


McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 


McDowell County participates in E-Verify.


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