The Landfill Solid Waste Operations Supervisor reports to the Landfill Operations Manager and is responsible for daily management of landfill ops, compost operation, and on-site construction. This position ensures that the highest standards of environmental, safety, and operational excellence are achieved by properly managing the daily facility operations in a safe, productive, and efficient manner. The position’s primary duty is to ensure that the strategic and tactical plans are properly conveyed and implemented within the department. Supervise a staff of up to 40 hourly employees.
Major Responsibilities and Activities
Communicate regularly with Manager regarding work schedules, job assignments, and other issues.
Minimize operational costs while maximizing productivity and efficiency, while maintaining safety and environmental compliance.
Manage internal construction projects.
Advise field personnel to ensure consistency.
Oversee personnel needs of the department including:
Compliance with safety policies.
Compliance with Corporation policies and procedures.
Selecting, coaching and training employees.
Develop performance standards, metrics, and employee goals. Monitor same and take action where necessary.
Ensure consistent applications of corrective and disciplinary actions.
Monitor attendance and take corrective action as needed.
Monitor work performance and recommend merit, discipline, and corrective action.
Provide training, on own or through outside suppliers and/or vendors, on safety, accident/incident prevention, loss prevention, and proper equipment operation.
Timely and accurate completion of essential reports, documentation, and inspections associated with operations as required by permit.
Ensures the highest standards are met in regards to the cleanliness and maintenance of the physical property, through inspections and preventive maintenance programs. Maintain high performance standards for both internal and external customer service. Assist in providing support to other Corporation departments as needed.
Provide training and presentations as needed, to meet the above items, in a professional and positive manner.
Prepare necessary regulatory reporting. Develop and prioritize work assignments:
Assign equipment and personnel to projects and activities as required, matching skills and training to work requirements.
Coordinate with other departments to meet daily, weekly, and long term assignments on time and within budget.
Coordinate activities between and among departments to ensure maximum collaboration and efficiency.
Review efficiency of operations and make necessary changes or adjustments.
Assist the Engineering Department with monitoring and taking environmental samples of various media.
Maintain electronic base of equipment usage as they relate to site activities, including accurate cataloging and recording of staffing and materials associated with daily activity.
Routinely run and analyze reports from data base to provide detailed on formation or equipment usage, manpower assignments, materials consumed for each activity on site. Those reports will be used to analyze performance of staff to increase site productivity.
Leaf and Yard Waste Compost – Responsible for administering Resource Recovery compost program. Includes directing compost operations for windrow turning, new material placement, moisture additions, etc. Job duties may include monitoring of windrows, conducting Solvita maturity testing, etc.
Work is performed mostly indoors and sometimes outdoors year round. May have exposure to various temperatures and elements and elements associated with a waste environment.
Work may be performed on heavy equipment that contains dirt, grease, and other debris attributable to the environment in which that machine works.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Minimum Associates degree in business, management, or similar discipline.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in heavy equipment operation with waste management experience and/or construction experience, including demonstrated leadership experience.
Must have ability to plan, budget, schedule, and supervise multiple projects from concept to completion.
Must have excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills and ability to achieve cost effective solutions.
Must be able to communicate clearly at all levels of the organization, influence behavior, understand corporation’s goals, and communicate those to subordinates.
Computer applications related to the work, including Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word; and other computer skills as required to fulfill job requirements.
Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions, directions, and clearly communicate same to staff in English.
Must have intermediate math skills, including using decimals and fractions.
Must be able to read and interpret plans, maps, sketches, drawings and technical specifications for construction and operational needs.
Hoisting Engineer license required. CDL preferred. OSHA 30-hour safety certification. SWANA MOLO (Manager of Landfill Operations) certification preferred, or ability to obtain within one year.
Must be able to obtain clearance from ATF to operate explosive pest control devices as an employee possessor.
Qualified applicants please submit your cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Noon on May 24, 2018. E/O/E
About Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation is the quasi-public agency dedicated to providing the public with environmentally sound programs and facilities to manage solid waste. Its mission is to “provide safe, clean, regulatory-compliant, and cost-effective waste disposal and recycling services for the benefit of all Rhode Islanders.” The agency funds and manages the state’s recycling program and owns and operates the Central Landfill and Materials Recycling Facility in Johnston, Rhode Island. The agency earns revenue primarily through fees for its landfilling services and sale of recyclable products and must manage costs and capital to remain financially self-sufficient. Priority for managing Rhode Island waste is first source reduction, then source separating, followed by recycling/composting, and finally disposal. The Central Landfill spans 1,200 acres. Approximately 3,000 tons of residential and commercial waste is processed each day. The Central Landfill accepts only Rhode Island-generated waste and provides disposal services to about 96 percent of the state’s residents. The Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) processes roughly 425 tons of recyclable material from both residential and a small volume of commercial customers each day.