Landfill Operations Manager

Location: Kettleman City, CA

Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility Manager

Kettleman City, CA

$100,000 - $125,000 per year + Full Benefits + Bonus

*** Relocation assistance provided***

Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a single or multiple landfill sites, while establishing and maintaining performance metrics and cost management processes.
Manages and supervises the operational activities of a Municipal Solid Waste landfill and a hazardous waste landfill. The ideal candidate should have experience in the following areas:

  • Leadership of frontline heavy equipment operators
  • Preferably, experience in hazardous waste treatment and disposal

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support district operations to ensure quality and budget performance.
  • Analyze and improve processes, procedures, and performance based on budget and operating metrics.
  • Implement strategic capital budget for the market, ensuring efficient asset allocation and optimal asset disposal.
  • Ensure compliance with Company, OSHA, and other safety standards and regulations.
  • Conduct thorough investigations of all incidents and injuries, providing consistent discipline and retraining as needed.
  • Oversee personnel needs, including recruitment, coaching, disciplinary actions, and training.
  • Collaborate with Market Area General Manager and/or Director of Operations to establish short-term and long-term goals and action plans.
  • Participate in regular P&L reviews to achieve budget targets; develop and implement programs to optimize equipment utilization and maintenance, as well as labor and material costs.
  • Liaise with local city, municipal, and county agencies to enhance customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, negotiate contracts, and renew existing contracts.
  • Engage suppliers in problem-solving and provide feedback on supplier surveys to drive supplier improvement processes.
  • Reduce reliance on one-time suppliers by collaborating with Supplier Partners.
  • Resolve employee relation and labor relation issues in collaboration with functional groups.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise a team of 10 full-time employees.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree (accredited), or High School Diploma or GED (accredited) with 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in a supervisory role with P&L responsibility (in addition to educational requirement).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • RCRA Certification
  • HAZWOPER (24 Hour) Certification
  • Training in various environmental regulations including RCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxic Substance Control Act, Superfund Amendment & Reauthorization Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Occupational Safety & Health Act, and Hazardous Waste Transportation Act.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $105,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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