Republic Services Lead Operator in Hazelwood, Missouri
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Operator is responsible for the safe operation of machinery and equipment at a recycling facility, landfill or transfer station. The position is accountable for coordinating the daily activities of Heavy Equipment Operators or Stationary Equipment Operators, ensuring that all work and processes adhere to safety regulations, as well as federal and state requirements.
Inspect all required equipment at the start of shift, and at each start-up that occurs during the shift. Record all required data in a complete and accurate manner on daily inspection forms. Complete Equipment Condition Report and report any necessary repairs to supervisor and/or maintenance shop.
Safely and efficiently operate equipment that may include: forklift, scraper, motor grader, sweeper, baler, excavator, bulldozer, front-end loader and other recycling facility, landfill or transfer station equipment.
Continuously monitor equipment to ensure it is operationally ready at all times to minimize down-time; perform basic troubleshooting, if necessary, and report more complicated mechanical issues to maintenance staff to ensure equipment is repaired in most efficient manner possible.
Review daily production schedules to accurately estimate hour requirements for completion of job assignments of heavy or stationary equipment operators; establish work procedures to meet production schedules, making adjustments in work procedures as necessary to ensure production schedules can be adhered to.
Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality. Suggest changes for equipment use, work space and other enhancements to increase efficiency of shop, department and work crew.
Direct employees in completion of work; may interpret Company policies, instructions, specifications, blueprints or job orders for employee understanding; assign duties and work to employees; confer with supervisor or manager to coordinate activities of individual departments or shifts; train or assist in training of new employees.
Ensure that shop is clean, serviced and stored at the completion of each shift.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
One year prior supervisory or lead operator experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.
Good time management skills to ensure assigned own responsibilities and those of staff are completed in an efficient and safe manner.
Good communication skills; is able to effectively communicate operating issues to management; is a team player and able to motivate staff.
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; works with a sense of honesty and trustworthiness.
Maintains a feeling of pride in work; strives to achieve all goals and motivates the team to do the same
Three years of prior related experience in equipment operation.
Valid certificate(s) of training and applicable licenses for operation of equipment, as required.
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.
• Retirement 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.
EEO STATEMENT: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.