Landfill Operations Manager

Location: Kettleman City, CA
In charge of overseeing the daily operations of a landfill and hazardous waste disposal site. The ideal candidate will possess experience in the following areas:
Ensuring that the landfill operates under the highest environmental safety standards and achieves operational excellence through effective management.
  • Maintaining smooth operation of the landfill, including construction, permitting, and leachate/gas management.
  • Minimizing operational costs while maximizing productivity, safety, and compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Continually striving to reduce the turnaround time for trucks entering and exiting the site.
  • Accurately tracking waste volume and weight for proper documentation.
  • Serving as a liaison for community relationships when necessary.
  • Actively monitoring and addressing any ongoing issues related to permits.
  • Meeting all financial review dates and corporate directed programs in a timely manner.
  • Overseeing the personnel needs of the department, including the selection, coaching, and training of employees, as well as evaluating their performance. Providing input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.
  • Assisting in the budgeting process as required.
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of the landfill's physical property through regular inspections and preventive maintenance programs conducted with supervisors/employees.
  • Conducting and/or attending periodic safety meetings to maintain positive working relationships among employees and promote high morale, productivity, and efficiency.
  • Providing training and delivering presentations as needed in a professional and positive manner.
  • Updating and submitting required reports promptly.
  • Directly supervising a team of 10 full-time employees.
Education and Experience
  • Education: Must have a Bachelor's Degree (accredited), or in place of a degree, a High School Diploma or GED (accredited) with 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience: Requires 7 years of relevant work experience (in addition to the education requirement).
  • Landfill Operations
  • Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
  • Waste Facility Engineering and Operations
  • Solid Waste Processing
The perfect candidate will have hands-on experience in managing landfill operations and/or hazardous waste treatment and disposal.
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