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Solid Waste Landfill Operator

Bartow County Government

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Reporting to the Solid Waste Director, this position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in support of landfill operations.

Salary: $16.30/Hourly to $19.10/Hourly DOE/DOQ

Posting: Until Filled

Submit resume to Bartow County HR via email to, or via mail at Bartow County HR, 135 W Cherokee Ave, STE 256, Cartersville, GA 30120.


• Operates heavy equipment in support of landfill operations, including bulldozer, excavator, compactor, water truck, fuel truck, etc. • Maintains roads and grading of landfill site. • Ensures proper erosion control of landfill area. • Compacts waste into landfill space to ensure voids are filled properly. • Hauls dirt for landfill cover and fire control. • Fuels equipment daily; completes daily equipment inspections; records daily inspection and service log. • Trains new operators and truck drivers. • Operates landfill scales. • Cleans equipment and performs routine maintenance. • Operates a roll-off truck to collect solid waste as needed. • Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of landfill operations. • Knowledge of county and departmental policies and procedures. • Knowledge of heavy landfill equipment operations and maintenance procedures. • Skill in the operation of heavy landfill equipment. • Skill in the completion of required reports.


The Landfill Manager or Landfill Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include county policies and procedures, department rules, equipment operation and maintenance guidelines, and safety procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related heavy equipment operation duties. Strict regulations and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the position. • The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment in support of landfill operations. Successful performance helps ensure the safe and efficient operation of the landfill. CONTACTS • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, vendors, and members of the general public. • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. • The work is typically performed outdoors at a landfill. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious and infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. • 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 for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

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