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30 Mar 2021

Full-Time Transfer Station Operator

Mid Oregon Personnel – Posted by Madras Madras, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

Box Canyon Transfer Station Operator
Madras Sanitary Service
The Transfer Station Operator is employed by Madras Sanitary Service with a work
schedule of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.
Purpose of the Position/Responsibilities:
(Major responsibilities and target accomplishments expected of the position including the typical problems encountered in carrying
out the responsibilities.)
The Transfer Station Operator is responsible for the following:
• Ready the facility for the public.
• Keep the bays safe by processing dumped loads from the cement slab to 50 yards.
• Pull out all possible recyclable materials from loads.
• Keep the public recycle depot clean and tidy for safe drop off and use, removing
all non-recyclables.
• Dump used oil containers into the holding tank. Watch for liquids that are not oil.
Call Thermo Fuids when the tank is close to full.
• Sort scrap metal by type, and process as needed.
• Push the garbage into the 50 yard boxes, and change out the boxes as needed
cleaning out any garbage that has fallen between the box and the wall.
• Dismount junk tires from wheels as time allows.
• Perform trash picks around property.
• Make sure trash pick on Grizzly Road and McTaggart Road is performed on the
first week of each month.
• Blow off bays daily.
• Any other duties as assigned.
(The way that the position contributes to and impacts on the organization)
o The Transfer Station Operator is responsible for operating the komatsu, forklift,
backhoe, yard goat, hook truck, scoop mobile (articulating front end loader) and
passenger truck.
o Conduct all activities according to the schedule of the day, as well as the needs of
the public and Madras Sanitary Service.
o Clean, maintain and secure all equipment and working areas for the public and
employee safety.
o Must deal with customers, members of the public, coworkers, Operations
Manager, Supervisor, Transfer Station Manager and Owners in a courteous and
respectful manner.
o Any complaints received should be directed to the Operations Manager or
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for satisfactory job performance)
The Transfer Station Operator must have or attain proficient knowledge, skills & abilities
in the following areas:
o Knowledge of equipment and safety precautions.
o Ability to operate a forklift. Will be required to pass a certification upon starting
and every 3 years thereafter.
o Ability to operate equipment in a safe and responsible manner (komatsu, forklift,
backhoe, yard goat, hook truck, scoop mobile (articulating front end loader) and
passenger truck).
o Must have client service and public interaction skills. Ability to listen carefully to
customer inquiries and complaints and then deal with them in a responsive,
professional manner involving the Operations Manager or Supervisor when
o Ability to communicate and cooperate with the Operations Manager, Supervisor,
Owners and co-workers in a courteous, respectful and professional manner and
maintain a good team attitude. Ways in which employees interact with others and
the way in which direction is accepted can affect your performance.
o Analytical and problem solving skills.
o Decision making skills.
o Effective verbal and listening communications skills. MSS is very receptive to
ideas and welcome suggestions that will help us operate more efficiently.
o Ability to read and write.
o Stress management skills.
o Time management skills.
o Be honest, trustworthy, flexible and respectful.
o Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
o Demonstrate sound work ethics.
o Deal with the public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner that maintains
the MSS reputation for quality, integrity and by providing quality service to each
and every customer by being courteous, neat, friendly and helpful.
o Must possess a valid driver’s license.
o Ability to possess regular attendance, arriving for work on time, being ready to
start work at the beginning of your scheduled shift, and complete your shift as
Working Conditions:
(The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which create hardship for the
employee including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one’s
senses and mental demand.)
• The Transfer Station Operator has a physically strenuous and demanding job.
He/she will be lifting, pulling and managing heavy equipment and objects. Must
possess the ability to lift up to 50 pounds following proper lifting body
• Exposure to all weather conditions. Must be prepared for both extreme heat and
• Don appropriate PPE as required.
• Exposure to unpleasant sights and smells.
• Potential exposure to dangerous and/or toxic substances. Take necessary
precautions to protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation, infection and
contamination to others.
Employee Signature __________________________
Printed Name __________________________
Date __________________________
I have read and understand the responsibilities assigned to this position. I also
understand that other duties will be assigned during day-to-day operations.

Job Categories: Forklift, General Labor, Machine Operation, and Mechanical. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: DOE.


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