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Job Title : Landfill Equipment Operator
Job Description :

Box Elder County has an opening for an Equipment Operator at the Landfill. The 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.  This position will require being scheduled on some Saturdays.


Interested parties should submit an application to Box Elder County Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 14th, 2020.  Applications can be obtained at








GRADE NO:             25




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.  Operator will become SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) certified in landfill Operations and will also be certified in CPR and First Aid Administration.  Operator will be required to complete 20 hours of landfill specific training annually and become familiar with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality RCRA subtitle D compliance guide for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. A Utah Class A Commercial Driver License is required upon employment start date.

Assures compliance with various federal and state agency regulations related to solid waste, environmental impact, land management, and overall solid waste operations.



Operator works under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the Box Elder County Landfill.



  •          Operates specialized equipment such as bulldozers, compactors, front end loaders, excavators, graders, haul trucks, water trucks, and other similar equipment.
  •          Responsible for pre-operative check of equipment as well as post-operative check of equipment and performs general maintenance of heavy equipment in the course of his/her daily duties.
  •          Maintenance may include but is not limited to the changing of tires, filters, hoses, lubrication of equipment, fueling, cleaning, and general maintenance tasks. 
  •          Operator is responsible for maintaining records of all pre-operation and post-operation maintenance performed on the equipment.  If repairs are required, Operator should be familiar with and understand the basic functions of the equipment and notify the Director immediately if repairs are needed. 
  •          Operator will be required to perform Random Load Inspections and must be able to identify and remediate any unlawful dumping of Hazardous or unacceptable waste. 
  •          Operator will be required to obtain hepatitis & tetanus vaccination due to the risk of exposure from working in a Landfill Environment.  Operator will receive mandatory training to minimize risk and maximize safety while working at the landfill.
  •          Operator shall maintain all certifications and a valid Class A Commercial Driver License while under the employment of Box Elder County.



  1.       Education and Experience:
  •          Graduation from high school plus two (2) years of specialized training related to the operation of heavy equipment
  •          Utah Class A Commercial Driver License



  1.       Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Position requires thorough knowledge of machinery, materials, and methods of constructing landfill sites and drainage systems.  Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of heavy equipment operation specific to Landfills.  Operator must be in compliance with and understand safety standards related to equipment operation and maintenance as well as the identification of prohibited or hazardous wastes.  Operator should be familiar with federal and state regulations related to non-hazardous waste and environmental protection, and resource management.


Operator must be familiar with and skilled in the operation of various types of heavy equipment, such as, waste compactors, bull dozers, loaders, excavators,   and haul trucks, etc.


Operator should have basic mechanical skills and be able to troubleshoot minor equipment issues.


Operator should be able to communicate both verbally and in writing; have the ability to plan, organize, and maintain landfill operations.  Must be able to communicate with the public, haulers, and co-workers in a positive and professional manner. 









The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform 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 frequently required to stand, walk and talk and/or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; run and taste or smell.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.




The applicant for this position must become a Certified Landfill Operator through The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).  Employee must be certified in waste screening and possess a valid commercial driver’s license.




Operator will be required to work outside in all types of weather.  The landfill environment is extremely dirty and the operator will at times be exposed to both known and unknown hazards. Safety precautions and specific training is necessary to minimize risk.   


Tasks require various physical activities, generally nominal muscular strain, such as lifting, walking, standing, stooping, reaching, etc.  Communication, hearing and seeing are essential in performance of daily tasks.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking, guided and creative problem solving. 




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



Salary :
Contact Info : Mariana Hernandez 435-734-3348 or