Athens Services

Laborer - Landfill/Transfer

Athens Services

Aug 4th, 2022
Who We Are:
Athens Services is a family-owned and -operated waste collection and recycling company. We started hauling with one truck in 1957 on the simple principle of providing exceptional, personalized service. Today, we serve more than 250,000 customers in 50 communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

What We Do:
We provide innovative, reliable, and high-quality waste processing, recycling, and other environmental services for residential, commercial, and public-sector customers. We are a regional leader in the industry, known for investing in the communities we serve, the people we employ, and the technology that will foster a sustainable environment for generations to come. Through reuse, recycling and composting, Athens diverts valuable resources from landfills.

What We Believe:
Athens’ mission remains much as it has always been: Provide great service to our customers; employ and develop great people; and foster a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment. That’s what we call The Athens Way. We are more than a corporation; we are family-owned and -operated, and always will be.
14048 E. Valley Blvd, City of Industry, CA 91746
http://www.AthensServices.com
Overview & Essential Job Functions:

Position Summary:

All general laborers employed by Athens Services are responsible for maintaining a clean facility property and entrance roads. It is expected that every general laborer employee will conduct his/her self in a professional manner at all times and perform all duties as assigned in a safe manner. Our general laborers must also be able to communicate professionally with customers, drivers, and supervisors.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Maintain landfill/transfer station property and drainage channels clean from debris by manually picking paper, plastic bags, and removing weeds etc.
  • Working in Wind/Hot/Cold environments, working around heavy equipment, working among refuse and exposed to dusty conditions.
  • Frequent use of hand tools (Sledgehammer, shovel, hooks, drills etc.) and chains, grasping, bending, pulling, pulling, stretching, twisting, stooping, walking on uneven surfaces and lifting < 50 lb. frequently in all weather conditions. Ability to work independently and together as a team.
  • Installing drainage structures.
  • Extended periods of standing and working closely with customers and equipment operators.
  • Placing tarps on top of trash, and placing tires on top of tarp.
  • Move or construct wind fences, make repairs as needed.
  • Pick up commodities from tipping area as safety permits.
  • Control and direct incoming traffic and direct vehicles to appropriate working area by using appropriate hand signals.
  • Cleaning tracks on equipment as needed.
  • Enforce traffic regulations. Communicate with customers the traffic regulations and report to Supervisor any violations.
  • Ensure proper safety procedures and policies are followed by employees, customers, drivers etc. Attend weekly safety meetings and daily tailgate meetings. Report all violations to Management.
  • Required to wear mandatory assigned and approved PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including but not limited to: hardhat, safety glasses, assigned Hi-Vis uniforms, gloves, steel toe boots, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Environmental Demands:

Required Qualifications:
  • 1-year experience working as a general laborer and/or construction environment.
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to construction operations.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
  • Ability to understand and communicate in writing and verbally and follow instructions.
  • Ability to observe proper safety precautions.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Valid C Class Driver License.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bilingual English / Spanish
Physical/Environmental Demands:
  • Physical:
    • Standing, walking on uneven terrain, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously.
    • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously.
    • Eye/hand coordination, handling, & wrist motion continuously.
    • Bending, reaching, stretching, frequently, pushing, pulling and lifting 50 Lbs. frequently.
  • Environmental:
    • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, grease, oil, chemicals, wet/hot conditions, & noise continuously.
    • Works outside only.

Benefits:

Benefits:
  • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K, Profit Sharing & Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Recognition programs
  • Professional development learning

Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Athens Services directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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