Position Available Transfer Station Attendant


Position Available

Town of Newbury

Transfer Station Attendant

Full time position (40 hours/week), with benefits, at the Transfer Station in Newbury, NH. Position requires working Saturday and Sunday. Preference given to applicants that are certifiedwith a NHDES Solid Waste Operator license, or with experience in the solid waste field. For a complete list of duties, please see job description on the Town website www.newburynh.org.

Competitive hourly rate. Position open until filled.

Apply to: Town of Newbury, P.O. Box 296, 937 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255.

Questions: Contact Dennis Pavlicek, Town Administrator, 603-763-4940 ext. 204.

Town of Newbury, NH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



​​Job Description:  Performs routine work of an unskilled or semi-skilled nature at solid waste transfer site, requiring the ability to do heavy physical labor efficiently.

Accountability: Senior Transfer Station Attendant and Town Administrator.

Equipment Used:  Hand and power tools, bailer, glass crusher, some heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, backhoes, heavy trucks, baler, and Skid Steer Loader.

Environment:  ​    Inside: 5%​​Outside: 95%

Duties and Responsibilities:

Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.

Knows, understands and implements the solid waste disposal facility operating rules and procedures.

Monitors access to solid waste disposal facility. Makes sure that all users have valid permit.

Conducts visual inspection of loads as needed to prevent disposal of prohibited materials.

Explains operating policies and procedures to facility users to assure proper use.

Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of solid waste disposal facility.

Assists resident and commercial users in the appropriate placement of refuse and recyclables.

Assesses and collects fees, as required, by established schedules.

Maintains the recycling area and insures the proper disposal and classification of all recycled materials.

Packages cardboard, newspaper, aluminum and other recyclables and stores them in a safe and healthful manner.

Uses and performs routine/preventive maintenance on compactor, baler, hand tools and power equipment.

Familiar with and executes safe work procedures associated with assigned work.

Compacts materials as required by the facility operating plan, and state regulations.

Performs related work as required or as otherwise directed.


Physical Activity Requirements


​​​​LIFT up to 10 lbs.: Constantly required to move trash​​Twisting: Frequently required and recyclables.

​Bending: Frequently required

LIFT 11 to 25 lbs.: Frequently required

​​​​​​​​Crawling: Rarely required

LIFT 26 to 50 lbs.: Frequently required

​​​​​​​​Squatting: Occasionally required

LIFT over 50 lbs.: Frequently required.  Assistance

May be available.​​​​​​Kneeling:Occasionally required

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Crouching: Occasionally required

CARRY up to 10 lbs.: Frequently required

​​​​​​​​Climbing: Occasionally require

CARRY 11 to 25 lbs.: Frequently required

​​​​​​​​Balancing: Rarely required

CARRY 26 to 50 lbs.: Frequently required​​​​​​​​


CARRY over 50 lbs.: Frequently required​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​Concrete, dirt, sand, clay, rough terrain,​​​​​​​ asphalt.​​​​​

REACH above shoulder height: Frequently required​​      OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES

​​​​​​​​​​​​​REACH at shoulder height: Constantly required​​​Herbicides, pesticides, fuels, solvents,​​​​​​​ household garbage, etc.

REACH below shoulder height: Frequently required

​​​​​PUSH/PULL: Frequently required

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY,


​​​​​​​​​​​Grasping: Constantly required​​​​​​Consecutive Hours​    Total Hours

Handling: Constantly required​​​​​Sit​1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Torquing: Frequently required​​​​​Stand    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Fingering: Frequently required​​​​​Walk     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Controls and equipment: Front-end loader; forklift; bulldozer; baler; compactor; telephone; heavy motor vehicles.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:

Talking: Necessary for communicating with others.

Hearing: Necessary for taking instructions from others.

Sight: Necessary for doing job effectively and correctly.

Tasting & Smelling: Smelling required to detect odors such as electrical smoke, noxious gases, prohibited materials, etc.


Specific Vocational​[__]   1. Short demonstration only​​[XX] 5. 181 days to 1 year

Preparation​​[__]   2. Any beyond short demonstration​[__] 6. 1 to 2 years

Requirements:​​ up to and including 30 days

​​​[__] 3. 30 – 90 days​​​​[__] 7. 2 to 4 years

​​​[__]   4. 91 – 180 days​​​​[__] 8. 4 – 10 years

​​​​​​​​​[__] 9. Over 10 years

Licensure/Certification Requirements: Certification from State of New Hampshire as Solid Waste Facility Operator, Level III. Valid NH CDL with endorsements for equipment used by town.

Other Training, Skills and Experience Requirements: H.S. diploma or G.E.D.  Some experience in heavy manual labor.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions.  Ability and experience operating and maintaining hand and power tools, safety equipment, and light loading equipment.

Summary of Occupational Exposures:

May be exposed to herbicides, pesticides, fuels, solvents, household garbage, etc.

Exposed to high noise levels from heavy compacting and road maintenance equipment. May be exposed to long periods of sunlight.

May be exposed to poison ivy, oak, or sumac; and insects such as wasps, hornets, bees, etc.

Other Considerations and Requirements: Ability to read basic technical and maintenance manuals.  Ability to make entries in and maintain logs, complete basic reports, and familiarity with MSDS paperwork.

Ability to perform manual labor in environments characterized by heat or cold, dust, noise, rain, and snow that may produce slippery conditions at the work site.

Reliable attendance and performance in all climatic and environmental conditions.