Solid Waste Scale Operator

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Buncombe County Government

Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Job Title:  Solid Waste Scale Operator

Purpose of the Position:

Responsible for providing customer service, performing work associated with weighing vehicles delivering waste to the landfill or transfer station and recording pertinent data associated with this process.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

High School or equivalent; Minimum of one (1) year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience:

SWANA Operator training required within first twelve months of hire.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation:

Possession of a valid State issued driver’s license.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Weigh trucks, reads scales, record pertinent information, and direct traffic at the landfill or transfer station.
  • Responsible for initial waste screening to ensure illegal/prohibited items are not accepted.
  • Fill out weigh ticket on each vehicle and records information to applicable account.
  • Compute bills, issue receipts, record amount received, and reconcile banking statement.
  • Collect tipping fees and make bank deposits.
  • Review and verify records and reports to ensure that required information is provided and is correct.
  • Compute a variety of arithmetic calculations using a calculator or computer.
  • Provide information to patrons concerning dumping fees and locations.
    Perform custodial duties to clean and maintain scale house.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the operation of a solid waste scale and the associated peripheral equipment used in weighing and recording weights of vehicles delivering waste to the landfill.
  • Knowledge of pertinent ordinances, policies, and procedures associated with waste disposal.
  • Knowledge of basic clerical and bookkeeping principles.
  • Ability to accurately read scales and record data.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports from recorded data.
  • Ability to screen communications and, based on content, handle independently or route to proper source.

In order to uphold internal pay parity and equity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current Buncombe County employees. All new employees are paid according to their years of relevant education and experience above minimum requirements for the position and employees have the opportunity to obtain pay increases via cost of living increases and promotions.

Department:Solid Waste

Location: Asheville, NC

Job Posting End Date: September 27, 2022

Salary Range: $17.00 – $18.15

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.