New Job Waste Operations Labourer In Ontario

Waste Operations Labourer
Waste Operations Labourer

Waste Operations Labourer

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Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Our Story:
Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

The Role:
Performs site maintenance (e.g., litter control, landscaping, material handling, other maintenance duties) and receives and prepares household hazardous waste for transport.

Removes litter from waste management sites, roadways, and neighbouring properties using litter vac, rakes, hand-pickers, and other equipment as necessary and as assigned; places litter in garbage bags, lifts garbage bags into pick-up truck, weighs bags at scales, and transports bags to tipping face to be landfill. Erects, maintains, and moves portable litter screens and snow fences.

Removes contaminants from waste diversion areas (e.g., e-waste, brush, yard waste).

Travels to transfer stations to inspect appliances (air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers) and remove chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Certifies CFCs have been removed. Manually transports appliances to disposal area to be loaded and crushed. Transports recovery tanks to recycling wholesaler as needed.

Assists the Environmental Programs Officer (Waste Management) to sort, material handle, and bulk small quantities of household hazardous waste into large drums for transport. Assists supervisor to clean up small spills.

Loads and mixes bales of alternate daily cover material and operates hydro-mulcher to apply the daily cover material over the landfill tipping face.

Performs general cleaning, maintenance, and material handling duties, including shovelling; sweeping; delivering supplies; moving signs; washing vehicles; cleaning; painting buildings or structures (e.g., steps, sign stands, barricades, bins); applying labels; and assembling, removing, and replacing carts.

Performs snow and ice control duties at waste management sites (e.g., shovelling, plowing, salting, snow blowing, and sanding using a pick-up truck, tractor, skid steer, front end loader).

Cuts grass on waste management properties using hand equipment, power trimmers, riding mowers, and tractors.

Performs other landscaping duties, such as seeding, sodding, erosion control blanket, pulling weeds, trimming and edging beds, shovelling, raking, pruning, trimming trees, and watering.

Performs storm water control duties, including clearing ditches, cleaning storm water grates, and operating industrial trash pumps.

Loads and delivers blue boxes, carts, and other materials throughout Waterloo Region.

Assists with other general maintenance and small construction activities (e.g., installation of culverts; levelling ground; laying out and rolling geotextile material; packing down dirt, stone, and pit run material as required).

Inspects interior and exterior condition of equipment daily according to operator manual (e.g., checks and maintains fluid levels, cleaning, greasing). Completes checklist and advises supervisor or lead hand of requirements for additional service or repair.

Assists the public by responding to inquiries, providing instruction on waste diversion programs, and directing vehicles at waste management sites.

Operates and maintains vehicles, equipment, and tools used for own work in good working condition; advises supervisor or lead hand of requirements for additional service or repair.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Knowledge of reading, writing, and math skills, acquired through a grade 10 education plus 1 year of experience working with job-related equipment and tools.

Knowledge of Regional policies, procedures, standard operating procedures, and safety standards; ISO 14001 requirements; legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act; CVOR requirements; and Book 7 traffic control plans.

Communication skills to assist the public by responding to inquiries, providing instruction and waste diversion program information, and directing vehicles at waste management sites; exchange information with others; and participate as an effective team member.

Functional knowledge of the proper and safe operation and use of equipment related to job duties.

Ability to function effectively and safely in the variety of environmental conditions experienced at a waste management site.

A valid Class DZ driver's licence and satisfactory driving record are required to operate Regional vehicles.

Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

Thank you for your interest in this job, but we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview.

Note: As per the collective agreement, probationary employees will receive 5% less than the regular permanent rate of the classification they are employed in, until the completion of three (3) months continuous service or sixty (60) actual days worked, whichever is the greater. They will then commence receiving the regular permanent rate.

Regular and reliable attendance required for consideration.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.