Transfer Station Operator Senior
Bernalillo County Government - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Summary

Under supervision, operate all facilities and equipment at the County’s waste transfer station. Perform advanced driving functions, serve the general public and perform required financial transactions.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess and collect fees from the public for boxed, bagged and open dumping.
  • Operate, maintain and clean trash compactor.
  • Operate shredder, front-end loader and bobcat to pack containers, load appliances and recycle necessary material.
  • Assist the public with open container dumping, recycling of items such as oil, aluminum, paper goods, green waste, white goods, etc.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and resourcefulness in the safe and efficient operation of vehicles for a variety of assigned purposes to include moving full and empty containers into position.
  • Call transfer company when open containers are ready for transfer and implement emergency contingency plans when necessary
  • Prepare receipts and keep accurate daily accounts of all fees collected and containers transported in the form of a daily work log. Responsible for security of cash collected and for security of transfer station.
  • Clean office area, transfer station area and yard.
  • Check equipment to maintain efficient and safe operational status including inspection and testing of tire conditions and air pressure, brakes, mechanical and engine fluids, water, brake lights, head lights and other systems and equipment as required.
  • Operate 18-Speed Ford LTS 9000, 10-wheel roll-off, tractor-truck over highway conditions as well as at the transfer station site and at the disposal facility site.
  • *The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, plus three (3) years related experience, with one year experience working in a transfer station, truck-driving or similar operation.
  • Requires a NM Commercial Driver’s License, Class A.
  • Knowledge of safe and effective operating maintenance techniques for the trash compactor and the heavy equipment used in the transfer station yard.
  • Must have the ability to operate listed vehicles with either standard or automatic transmissions, and must have the ability to operate multi-gearshift vehicles.
  • Knowledge of basic record keeping.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to issue receipts, make change and account for cash received.
  • Ability to maintain pleasant working relationships with superior, co-workers and the public.
  • Must have a general knowledge of department and vehicle safety and possess the ability to work with the equipment, tools and materials specified in this classification.
  • Ability to communicate in both oral and written English.


  • Supplemental Information:

    Screening and Compliance

    The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

  • Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
  • Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
  • Employee must possess a valid New Mexico commercial driver’s license, Class A, by employment date and retain a valid license while employed in this position.
  • Employee must complete and pass certification for operation of a transfer station within nine (9) months of employment.
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Working Conditions

  • Performs work both indoors and outdoors. Worker performs indoor duties in a temperature-controlled environment. Worker is exposed to natural weather conditions while performing outdoor duties.
  • Work in extreme weather conditions is required. The percentage of duties performed in each environment depends on the amount of trash brought to the transfer station on a particular workday.
  • Worker is exposed to intermittent noise and vibration factors while performing duties.
  • Worker is exposed to exhaust fumes, odors, dust, and/or mists in the performance of duties.
  • Work is conducted primarily during daylight hours.
  • Worker performs duties on both even or uneven surface, which may be carpeted, tiled, or concrete. Worker is required to use a ladder on an occasional basis while operating equipment and performing general labor work. Indoor surfaces are typically dry. Outdoor duties may be performed on surfaces that may be wet or dry, muddy, paved or dirt; surfaces may also be asphalt, concrete, grass, natural ground, crushed rock, ice, or snow. Grease or oil may be found on working surfaces. Work may be performed on inclines.
  • Most duties are performed alone, without direction from supervisor. Certain duties are performed as part of a team or group of workers.
  • Work hazards, or potential work hazards, include operating heavy equipment, exposure to severe weather conditions, frequent lifting, and exposure to hazardous waste material and working alone in a secluded area.
  • Operate vehicles under adverse weather conditions, and work on a schedule other than the normal work hours of 7:00 am to 5:00 p.m., on a four-day workweek.
  • Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Worker uses wide variety of forms, clipboard, writing utensils, money and currency and a calculator in the performance of administrative duties.
  • Worker wears steel-toed shoes, safety belt, gloves, goggles, and a hardhat for protection and safety in performing certain duties.
  • Worker handles various types of waste, recyclable materials, broom, dustpan, and lawnmower, various hand-tools and grease for the compactor.
  • Worker operates the compactor, a front-end loader, a bulldozer, a lawnmower and weed-cutter in performance of duties.
  • Worker operates chipper/shredder used in cutting up wood items.
  • Worker operates 18-speed roll-off tractor truck.
  • Worker operates snow removal equipment as necessary.


  • Functional Analysis, Mental & Physical Functions:

    Functional Analysis

    **NOTE: You are not required to disclose information about physical or mental limitations that you believe will not interfere with your capability to do the job. On the other hand, if you want the employer to consider special arrangements to accommodate a physical or mental impairment, you may identify that impairment in the space provided and suggest the kind of accommodation that you believe would be appropriate.

    Mental Functions

  • Must be able to ask questions of foreman, listen to and follow verbal directions in English.
  • Must be knowledgeable of all traffic laws and regulations.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with co-workers.
  • Must be able to accurately read all gauges on equipment and make correct judgments in the operation of equipment.
  • Must be able to accurately estimate distances in order to maintain safety while operating equipment.
  • Physical Functions

  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally (i.e. up to one-third of workday), from ground to waist level. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently to constantly (i.e., from one-third up to entire workday), from ground to shoulder level.
  • Ability to sit up to four hours at one time, and up to seven and one-half hours total per day.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk up to four hours at one time, and up to eight hours total per day.
  • Ability to climb in and out of equipment cabs at least six times daily at an estimated height of six to seven feet.
  • Ability to crouch, kneel, and remain in a prone position for up to 30 minutes at one time.
  • Ability to bend at waist and twist/rotate waist if necessary for up to one-third of workday.
  • Ability to work with arms extended and bent for up to four hours at one time, and seven and one-half hours total per day.
  • Ability to push/pull with arms with a force of up to 50 plus lbs. while performing labor work.
  • Ability to use hands and wrists to screw/unscrew oil caps and filters as part of a maintenance routine.
  • Ability to maintain balance while climbing in and out of equipment cabs.
  • Ability to push with legs up to 40 lbs. of force to operate foot controls for up to four hours at one time, and seven and one-half hours total per day. Ability to twist/rotate legs in operating foot controls.
  • Ability to use hands and fingers to grasp/manipulate levers and steering wheel in a bilaterally coordinated manner.
  • Ability to coordinate use of hands and eyes in operation of equipment.

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