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Landfill Equipment Operator (FT)

Habersham County

Listing Summary

Position: Landfill Equipment Operator (FT)                   Department:   Solid Waste (Landfill)

Salary Range:  $16.54/hour                                           FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Posting Date: June 17, 2024                                          Closing Date:  Open Until Filled       


Job Summary:  This position is responsible for operating equipment at the county landfill.


Major Duties:

  • Operates a compactor and dozer to push, compact and cover solid waste at the landfill.
  • Operates various heavy equipment as needed, including a bulldozer, motor-grader, front-end loader, pan, tractor, and water truck.
  • Operates a track dozer to dig and move dirt.
  • Sort’s recyclables; hauls materials to nearby markets.
  • Fuel equipment and performs routine preventive maintenance such as lubricating and changing oil and filters.
  • Operates lawn mower and weed eater to perform ground maintenance duties.
  • Performs general laboring duties as needed, including pumping water, building silt fences, picking up debris, and cleaning silt pond.
  • Performs daily maintenance and basic operations at the water treatment plant.
  • Cleans recycling area.
  • Operates scales as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of EPA and EPD guidelines pertaining to landfill operations.
  • Knowledge of county and departmental safety rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of techniques for compacting trash and achieving proper slope and grade at landfill sites.
  • Skill in operating such heavy equipment as a compactor and dozer, motor-grader, pan, water truck, and tractor.
  • Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in dealing with the public.
  • Skills in oral and written communication.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.


The successful candidate must complete a Background/Reference Check and Pre-Employment Drug Screening prior to the start of employment.


To Apply: All applicants must complete a Habersham County employment application. Applications can be found online at  Applications and a detailed job description can be picked up at the Habersham County Human Resources Department, Administration Building located at 130 Jacob’s Way, Clarkesville, GA 30523 in room 303. For more information please call (706) 839-0214.



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