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.
B TITLE: ATTENDANT - TRANSFER STATION
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
PRIMARY PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
LIFT up to 10 lbs.: Constantly required to move trashTwisting: 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 requiredHerbicides, pesticides, fuels, solvents, household garbage, etc.
REACH below shoulder height: Frequently required
PUSH/PULL: Frequently required
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY,
HAND MANIPULATION EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO:
Grasping: Constantly requiredConsecutive Hours Total Hours
Handling: Constantly requiredSit1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Torquing: Frequently requiredStand 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fingering: Frequently requiredWalk 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.