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Republic Services MRF Lead Hvy Eqp Operator in Corpus Christi, Texas

Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection operations, transfer stations, recycling processing centers, landfills and environmental services provide effective solutions to make recycling and waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers nationwide. Our 36,000 employees working in 41 states and Puerto Rico are committed to providing a superior customer experience while helping ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier world for future generations.

Why Work with Us

At Republic Services, we strive to create a workplace that is meaningful and rewarding at every level of our organization. Our employees thrive in an atmosphere where safety is revered, and each person can be a compassionate steward of our environment. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We’re proud to be recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Best Employers for Women, Forbes Best Large Employers and Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies lists. Republic is also the only company in our industry that is a certified Great Place to Work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recycling Center Lead Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe operation of heavy equipment at landfill for the purpose of transferring, spreading, covering, loading and/or compacting recycling in an efficient and safe manner. The Recycling Center Lead Heavy Equipment Operator is also responsible for the coordination of activities of Equipment Operators.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs pre- and post-operation inspection of the equipment in accordance with Company policy to ensure windows, lights, mirrors and rear view camera are clean. Safely and efficiently operate equipment that may include: forklift, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other equipment using proper safety standards.

  • Continuously monitors waste for evidence of unacceptable waste in materials.

  • Continuously monitors the condition of the equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down time; clean tracks or wheels on equipment, as needed.

  • Performs and documents minor service on equipment, referring more complicated mechanical issues to Maintenance Shop for repair.

  • Completes Equipment Condition Report and other reports, as necessary; report any necessary repairs to supervisor, as needed.

  • Follows and enforces all required safety policies and procedures.

  • Ensures that shop is clean, serviced and stored at the completion of each shift.

  • Trains or assists in training new employees.

  • Studies production schedules and estimates hour requirements for completion of job assignment. Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.

  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.

  • Directs employees in completion of work. May interpret instructions, specifications, blueprints or job orders to employees and assign duties.

  • Confers with supervisor or manager to coordinate activities of individual departments or shifts.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good customer services skills to meet and exceed customer expectations; acts in a professional, courteous and cooperative manner toward customers and co-workers; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.

  • Good time management skills to ensure assigned responsibilities are completed in an efficient and safe manner.

  • Good follow through ability; ability to adhere to work schedule and follows through on challenges as they arise.

  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and rules set forth; promotes the Company’s safety standards; does not take inappropriate risks.

  • Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals. Mechanical, equipment or trade school certificate or training.

  • Prior supervisory or lead experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience in equipment operation.

  • Minimum of 1 year of prior experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We work for Earth. Every day, we come to work with two purposes in mind – serving our customers and doing our part to preserve our Blue Planet®. Our commitment to both has led to such things as landfill innovations, solar energy projects, community education designed to teach people to properly recycle, ongoing efforts to reduce our vehicle emissions and improving safety through technology—to name a few. To put it simply, we are 35,000 guardians of the environment, striving to make the world a better place.

Republic Services is more than a recycling and waste services company. We are a company dedicated to turning waste into possibilities. Together, united under the Republic Star, we are working for a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive, not just for today, but for generations to come.

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