Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission located in Westlock County is looking for an energetic hard-working individual who wants to become a member of or proactive team as Operations Supervisor. Westlock Regional Waste Operates the Regional Landfill, Recycle center, Hydrovac station, and plastic grinding facility in addition to working with Altroot with an on site full compost facility, that processes 20,000 tonne of compost for regenerative agriculture. We have a board of directors that are forward thinkers and support waste diversion not just for our region but for other regions as well. We are a Class II MSW facility operating under a Alberta Environment Registration for our landfill. In addition we monitor the County of Westlocks old landfill south of Commission landfill.
Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission is a forward-thinking Commission whose Vision Statement is: “We are leaders in waste diversification and innovation!”, taking pride in what they have developed and accomplished for such a small service area, about 10,000 population, located in a agricultural area just 45 minutes north of Edmonton Alberta. In the past 5 years they have expanded their recycle program by over 400 %, added a plastic grinding facility receiving from 5 different municipalities and shipping to 2 different processors, added a Hydrovac Dumping Station and created the partnership with Altroot, a unique partnership for a commission. They have expanded the life of active cells by 2 plus years, and currently working with a change in processes to increase current active cell capacity another 10 or 11 years.
Get an opportunity to work with, and learn from, an award-winning Manager, Tom Moore, well known in the waste and recycle industry within rural Alberta, for his creativity in diverting and recycle programs. His experience ranges from handling waste after the Slave Lake wildfire in 2011, assisting High River after their flood in 2013, and Wood Buffalo after their Wild Fire.
Successful individual will report directly to the Waste Commission Manager, and will oversee all operations, excluding administration. You must have at least 5 years landfill operations experience, with equipment operations a plus, and 3 years supervision experience, must have good equipment knowledge and mechanical knowledge and abilities, fluent computer knowledge and reporting abilities.
Applications will be received until August 15th, 2022. Commission has the right to repost as necessary. You will be contacted if you are successful candidate for interviews.
Requests for Job description and Send Resume to Tom Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject Operations Supervisor
Key Responsibilities Include:
Under the general direction of the Commission Manager, the Site Supervisor is responsible for:
supervision of all waste collection program activities
supervision, promotion, and implementation of all recycling program activities
create, revise, and implement Standard Operating Procedures for the Recycle Center, Transfer Station, Diversion area, and Landfill
performing basic maintenance, or oversees proper maintenance, of machines and equipment on site.
note: demonstrates solid mechanical knowledge of landfill equipment
responding in a timely manner to public questions and concerns
ensuring a healthy and safe work environment in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety guidelines
completing and submitting injury investigation/workplace health & safety Commission equipment/property damage/hired equipment reports and ensuring daily equipment maintenance is performed and co-ordinate preventative maintenance
ensuring compliance at all Commission sites and to co-ordinate efforts with other facilities
ensuring the Waste Management Facility operates in accordance with the “Registration” as issued by Alberta Environment and follows the operations plan and all applicable Provincial Legislation and Regulations
monitoring of Litter Picking, mowing, tidying up in responsible area as well as other areas as required.
assist in preparation of departmental budget and provide recommendations for capital expenditures
other related duties as assigned
Manages customer concerns with professionalism; brings issues forward to senior management as required.
This position is a supervisor position and has authority for staffing decisions and related employment practices in their areas by:
ensure proper staffing levels and hire, train/mentor and plan the daily work schedules of employees
assist employees with site operations, work tasks and issues/concerns as required
ensure project goals and time frames are met, as well as prioritizing tasks as necessary
expected to collaborate alongside with employees should the site be short staffed
Responsible for all Health and Safety reporting and follow-up and ensures that H&S policy concerns are brought to manager for any update or revision.
must adhere to all safety standards under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and pursuant regulations, Ensures Health and Safety policy is followed and that all appropriate documents are filled out and filed and turned into the Commission Manager as appropriate.
ensures all Landfill Policies and Procedures and WHMIS Guidelines are followed.
Assist in the preparation of the records required for the “Registration” and complete necessary reports for the province (Alberta Environment), in addition to Completing the reporting and submissions turned in to office for the Alberta Recycling for the Recycle programs and site development.
Assist Commission Manager with the yearly budget and reporting process.
Specific to the Yard/Landfill, the Operations Supervisor is responsible for:
daily site inspections, monitor facility productivity, litter control methods
manages storage compounds and maintenance of recyclable materials
ensures that the duties and operations of all equipment used in maintenance of roads, recycle areas, landfill, transfer stations, or any other facility under landfill responsibility are performed according to proper safety procedures
perform manual labor as necessary, such as shoveling, lifting heavy objects, and trimming of brush and trees
ensures proper preventative maintenance, repairs, and operation, of all equipment, according to current practice written procedures are performed and/or reported and collaborates directly with mechanic as necessary
ensures staff are oriented and familiar with all tools and equipment before use; operate equipment and tools wisely
makes necessary repairs to signage, fencing, etc. as required
Works directly with staff doing physical labor to ensure that all deadlines are met, this is not a desk and observation only position.
Must have good computer and reporting skills as most of our reports are computer based, including word and excel.
Days and hours may vary in accordance with requirements of the Facility and directives of the Manager and is based on forty (40) hours per week. Expected to arrive on site at least 30 minutes prior to opening.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS POSITION:
Authorities and Terms of Reference
The Operations Supervisor provides front line operations services and guidance at the Regional Waste Facility. The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act with its associated regulations, (the Waste Control Regulations) are the major statues used in the administration of the Waste Management Facility. The Registration document and Operations Plan are key documents to ensure the facility is operating within compliance of the Statutes and Regulations.
The decisions and recommendations made by the Operations Supervisor are of an administration/operations nature. Administrative decisions are made independently in accordance with the Commission’s policies and applicable legislation.
Financial and/or material resource responsibility
The Supervisor is responsible for the proper financial resources according to budget. Must follow Expenditure Policy accordingly.
Community College Diploma in Environmental Science, Technology or Trade Certification along with 3-4 years experience in a supervisory capacity with solid supervisory skills. note: combination of education and experience will be considered
Current Alberta Landfill Operator Certificate (or the ability to obtain this certification within 1 year of hire date)
2+ years working experience in the operation of landfills, transfer sites and waste/recycling trucks is a definite asset (related experience will be considered)
Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner and ability to compile various reports
Must possess Alberta Class Five Drivers’ License and provide an abstract.
Working knowledge of applicable Provincial, Federal, and Municipal laws.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
Current and clear Criminal Record Check
Experience using large and small equipment, Landfill packers, including dozers, skid steers, front end loaders, tractors, and lawn care equipment is an asset.
Good understanding of mechanics and some mechanical abilities
Must be physically fit (ability to do heavy work)
Must be willing to work in all types of weather and working conditions outdoors