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Landfill Operator

Landfill Operator

The Landfill Operator Performs any combination of the following duties to dispose of solid waste materials at the Landfill site: Operates heavy equipment, such as a bulldozer, front-end loader, and compactor. The Operator manipulates, spreads and compact waste and applies daily cover. They direct incoming vehicles to dumping area, examines waste and prohibits disposal of hazardous waste in accordance to Government regulations. They operate a variety of manually operated equipment such as air hammer and tamper, in conjunction with heavier equipment on various maintenance and repair projects. This position will also serve as a back-up scale operator. In the scale house it will be expected to learn the basic operation of the scale software and reporting systems. Operator should have good customer service skills. 



A High School diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience as an equipment operator, operating heavy equipment, or related experience; or, any equivalent combination and/or experience that provides required knowledge and abilities.


A valid driver’s license is required


General knowledge of Landfill guidelines and regulations

Aptitude for attention to detail and accuracy

Knowledge of equipment controls

Willingness and desire to learn and accept challenging responsibilities

Routine maintenance work such as oil change, grease job, and other minor repairs

Basic knowledge of computer and computer programs



Prioritizing work

Capability to operate equipment safely

Maintain reports

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Computer skills

Establish and maintain filing systems



Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Moderate Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Moderate work involves moving most of the time. Jobs are moderate if walking and standing are required frequently and all other moderate criteria are met.

McKenzie County offers an excellent benefit package including:

Health Insurance – Health & Child Care -Flexible Spending- Program Group Life Insurance – Retirement

Optional Deferred Comp Plan- Vacation – Sick Leave – Personal Leave – Paid Holidays


McKenzie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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