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Summer Laborer (Grimes)

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Location: Metro Northwest Transfer Station

Type of Employment: Full Time

Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
4105 SE Beisser Dr.
Grimes, IA 50111

Metro Waste Authority is seeking a full-time (Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 7:30-3:30) summer laborer.  The applicant will bale recyclable materials and prepare them for shipment, receive and inspect hazardous waste from households and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQG’s), segregate waste into proper DOT classes for recycling or disposal, prepare wastes for shipment, maintain facility and grounds, and provide information to the public regarding the proper disposal of hazardous waste. Successful candidate must be self-motivated and team oriented. Reliability and punctuality are mandatory.

Primary activities will be conducted at the Metro Northwest Transfer Station facility of Metro Waste Authority.

Position requires:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Some job related experience in handling and processing of hazardous waste products is preferred but not required.  
  • Valid driver’s license.


The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  1. Communicates effectively using written, verbal, and electronic media to educate customers and coworkers on proper procedures.  Provides prompt and courteous service to customers both internal and external at all times.
  2. Bales recyclable materials and prepares them for shipment.
  3. Follows established procedures for the safe handling, identification, and segregation of materials throughout the receiving process. Recognizes unknown hazardous waste materials and notifies supervisor of their existence.
  4. Takes responsibility for cleanliness of warehouses and grounds.  Maintains landscape and grounds as directed.
  5. Processes material for disposal or reutilization as directed by staff.
  6. Inspects and maintains facility and equipment daily.  Makes on-the-spot correction when possible.  Performs special inspections as directed.  Reports unresolved deficiencies to the facility manager.
  7. Follows established safety procedures. Corrects unsafe acts or conditions when safe to do so and reports unresolved issues to the facility manager.  Requests reorder of supplies before they become exhausted.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume detailing education and experience.

Salary: $15/hr.

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