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Casella Waste Systems Inc. Heavy Equipment Operator in Charlestown, Massachusetts

The Heavy Equipment Operator ensures the safe operation of heavy equipment in the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for the purpose of transferring and loading recycling materials in an efficient and safe manner; operates one or more types of heavy equipment including skid steer and payloader.

  • Performs pre/post operation inspection of equipment in accordance with Casella safety standards as well as state and federal regulations.

  • Ensures all safety equipment and devices are operational and secured properly to equipment.

  • Inspects recyclables for evidence of unacceptable or hazardous waste in materials.

  • Monitors the condition of the equipment frequently to ensure it is always operationally ready to minimize downtime; inspects assigned equipment as needed to clear debris from engine compartment, arms and around exhaust.

  • Performs and documents minor service on equipment; refers more complicated mechanical issues to maintenance shop for repair.

  • Operates heavy equipment following all safety and training protocols.

  • Occasionally assists technicians with maintenance and ensures communication of mechanical issues.

  • Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, and/or abide by our core values.

The successful candidate will be a self-directed person, at least 18 years of age, have a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and be legally eligible to work in the US. It is required to have a high school diploma or GED and two years of prior experience in heavy equipment operation is preferred.

Massachusetts 1C/2A License is required.

Proven commitment to work and safety, excellent communication and problem solving skills are required.

Positive, team-oriented individual who has a strong work ethic, is committed to safety, customer driven, open to personal and professional training and development, and results-oriented with the ability to see the larger picture while focusing on detailed information.

Job ID: 2022-2446

External Company Name: Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

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Street: 14 / 24 Bunker Hill Ind. Park