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Job Title : Seasonal Landfill Equipment Operator
Job Description :


August 1, 2019


Landfill Equipment Operator - Seasonal



Box Elder County has an opening for a seasonal Equipment Operator at the Landfill. The Seasonal Heavy Equipment Operator performs a variety of skilled work in the operation and maintenance of heavy mechanized equipment during landfill operations, all with due regard for the safety of self, other employees and the public.  Operators will become SWANA certified as a landfill operator and will certify in CPR and First Aid Administration.  A Utah Class A Commercial Driver License is required upon employment start date.


Interested parties should submit an application to Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019.  Applications can be obtained at




CLASS TITLE: Seasonal Landfill Equipment Operator







  •          Performs a variety of skilled work in the operation and maintenance of heavy mechanized equipment during landfill operations, all with due regard for the safety of self, other employees and the public. 




  •          Works under the general supervision of the Director of Solid Waste.








  •          Operates specialized equipment such as bulldozers, compactors, loaders, scrapers, and other similar equipment.


  •          Operator is responsible for the pre-operator check, post-operator check and performs general maintenance of heavy equipment in the course of his daily duties. 


  •          Maintenance could include but is not limited to the changing of tires, filters, hoses, greasing, checking fluid and fuel levels, etc. and other general maintenance tasks.  


  •          Keeps records of all pre-operation, post-operation and other maintenance performed on equipment.  If major repair is needed it is the Operator’s responsibility to immediately notify the Director of the problem.


  •          Maintains proper size and slope of both the working face and the covered surface of the landfill.


  •          Possesses skills to enable professional daily interaction with fellow employees and the public sector.


  •          Performs periodic inspections of incoming waste to ensure no prohibited materials are entering the landfill.  (Liquids, oils, batteries, etc.).


  •          Assists in cleaning and maintaining buildings and grounds amd litter control on grounds.


  •          Makes repairs to assigned projects such as fence maintenance or surface flaws in the landfill.


  •          As assigned trains less skilled equipment operators in the performance of their duties. 


  •          Performs other duties as assigned within the County.




1.  Education and Experience:


A.  Graduation from high school or equivalent with course work in mechanics,




B.  One (1) years of closely related experience in the above duties,




C.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.




2.  Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Skill in the operation and use of tools related to basic equipment maintenance and repair; and the use of welding equipment.


Must have a good working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of heavy mechanized equipment operation; working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operation.


Ability to operate heavy mechanized equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; ability to act independently; ability to understand and carry out instructions relative to job assignments; ability to perform strenuous labor for extended periods of time.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, other departments, and the public.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand and hear.  Must be able to do strenuous labor for extended periods of time such as lifting 60 pounds, shoveling, pushing, etc.




Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions i.e. cold, heat, wind, dust, snow, rain, etc.




Will be SWANA certified as a landfill operator.

Will certify in CPR and First Aid Administration.


To qualify as Grade 24-position requires possessing a Utah Class A Commercial Driver License Endorsement N.




Formal application; reference check; final interview with the hiring authority.



Salary : $17.23
Contact Info : Diane Olson 435-734-3313 or