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 Landfill Operator - Coalville, Utah, United States

Job information
Posted by: Summit County 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: vx9GSW0bpj0r9ds4IYnUs0WoUoQYoC / Latpro-3782553 
Date posted: Apr-01-2021
State, Zip: Utah, 84017


Salary Range: $18.0200 To $26.7500 Hourly

Summit County, located in Utah, is seeking a full-time Landfill Operator to perform working level skilled tasks in the operation and service of all associated equipment and tools needed to construct, operate, maintain, or repair county landfill sites, including operating heavy duty trucks for hauling roll-off bins, and other solid waste related trucks. Performs a variety of first line public contact duties as needed to authorize public admittance into county transfer station; monitors waste to assure compliance with facility regulations. Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Solid Waste Superintendent. May hire a Landfill Operator I or II depending on submitted qualifications and experience, please see Landfill Operator II functions and qualifications attached. We are a drug free workplace conducting pre-employment drug testing. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage women, minorities, and the disabled to apply. Job closes 4/7/2021(Best to use Google Chrome to apply.)


  • Landfill Operator I - $18.02 - $25.25/hr. see below
  • Landfill Operator II - $19.11 - $26.75/hr. see attached


  • Options for a premium free Health Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • State of Utah Retirement
  • Sick Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Vacation Pay


  • Operates specialized light to heavy duty equipment such as hand tools, weeds sprayers, grader, scraper, back hoe, track hoe, compactor, heavy articulating off road dump truck, dozer, and other related heavy equipment utilized in the moving, covering, and compacting of waste deposited into the county landfill.
  • Checks and services assigned equipment and as otherwise assigned; performs routine maintenance and repairs; reports mechanical problems for shop repairs; operates a variety of hand and power tools in performing general maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs as landfill gate attendant; may assure appropriate admittance of public to landfill; maintains detailed records of type of waste entering the landfill; prepares daily reports.
  • Observes waste being brought into the county landfill to identify hazardous waste or other materials excluded from deposit in public landfill. Separates and removes materials from the waste stream when necessary to exclude these materials.
  • Monitors customer activities to assure compliance with established rules and regulations; observes suspicious activity; prevents the deposit of hazardous waste materials; operates radio and two-way communications as needed to alert equipment operators of suspicious activity or waste loads, or other required communications.
  • Deals with public. Takes and reports complaints; apprises public of landfill requirements and fees; resolves issues face-to- face or seeks supervisory assistance.
  • Provides assistance on special construction and maintenance projects undertaken within the landfill; may provide physical or equipment labor related to cutting grades, modifying drainage system or installing protective liners to protect ground water, etc.
  • Performs duties with due regard for personal safety and that of other employees. 
  • Performs other duties (including general labor) as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of experience in operation and maintenance of light to heavy duty equipment or and equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess a valid CDL-Class B issued by your state of residence. - PLEASE UPLOAD A COPY WITH YOUR APPLICATION
  • Must be able to comply with applicable county and departmental policies and safety standards.
  • Must complete 40 hour hazardous waste course within six (6) months from date of hire.


Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of light to heavy mechanized equipment operations; hazards and safety standards common in light to heavy equipment operation and maintenance and repair; hazardous waste regulations and guidelines. Some knowledge of basic landfill engineering processes, procedures and controls related to staking, making cuts, fills and grades. Knowledge of Summit County Personnel and operating policies and procedures.

Advanced skill in operation of light to heavy equipment.

Ability to operate various kinds of light to heavy duty equipment; ability to perform strenuous labor for extended periods of time under varying conditions; ability to follow instructions; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public.


Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger, leg, and foot dexterity required to fulfill essential duties. Overall work environment may be objectionable as impacted by outdoor waste odors, dust, wind and isolation; physical conditions of work place expose incumbents to weather extremes, without the normal indoor climate controls. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving. Continuous travel in automobile or heavy equipment required in job performance.

This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to random drug testing.

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