Republic Services Baler Operator in Memphis, Tennessee
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through our subsidiaries, we provide superior customer experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet(r) for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Due to the nature of our industry, we make safety our top priority every day. We're dedicated to the safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.
Why Work with Us
We are guided by five essential core values - to be Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless in all we do, every day. We are reminded of these principles every time we see the five R's joined together to form the Republic Star. It's what makes us who we are and sets us apart from the competition. We are dedicated to doing our part to preserve the environment by creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive - not just for today, but for generations to come.
We hire the best people to make Republic Services 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 strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to employees at all levels of the organization. Apply today and join our team!
POSITION SUMMARY: The Stationary Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe operation of stationary equipment at a recycling facility, hauling/collections locations or transfer station for the purpose of transferring, loading and/or compacting waste or other materials in an efficient and safe manner.
Perform 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, sweeper or baler and other stationary equipment using proper safety standards.
Continuously monitor waste or other materials for evidence of unacceptable waste/materials.
Identify and deposit waste or other materials into appropriate piles and stock baled trash.
Load the transfer truck with a front-end loader and ensure complete capacity by packing down waste with bucket; regulate tonnage into the transfer trailer.
Continuously observe packed waste/materials for signs of hazards, including smoldering, fire, etc.
Continuously monitor 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.
Perform and document minor service on equipment, referring more complicated mechanical issues to Maintenance Shop for repair.
Complete Equipment Condition Report and other reports, as necessary; report any necessary repairs to supervisor, as needed.
Follow all required safety policies and procedures.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
High School diploma or GED.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in heavy equipment operation.
Minimum of 1 year of experience working at sites regulated by OSHA.
Valid certificate(s) of training and applicable licenses for operation of equipment, as required.
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.
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.