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Recycling Center Operator

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

Location: Metro Park East Landfill

Type of Employment: Full Time

Metro Waste Authority is seeking a full-time Recycling Center Operator for a new Construction & Demolition Recycling Facility to be located at Metro Park East Landfill.  This individual will operate and maintain medium equipment at the MWA Recycling Centers or other designated locations. Provides program leadership; and understands the recycling industry and markets. 

Reliability and punctuality are mandatory.

Primary activities will be conducted at the Metro Park East Landfill facility.

Position requires:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and five (5) years’ experience in the operation of motorized construction equipment.  2 years experience in the recycling industry.
  • Job related experience of operating medium equipment in recycling operations. track-type tractors with dozer blades or loaders and wheel-type tractors with dozers or loaders of 200 HP; wheel compactors of 200 HP; motor graders; dump trucks,  wheel tractor-scrapers of 20 cubic yard capacity or less; truck or tractor and trailer combinations, including the lowboy; and other equipment of comparable difficulty
  • A valid Commercial Driver’s License Class B CDL allowing the operation of vehicles with airbrakes. (Tanker, and Hazmat) endorsements as required by Iowa Department of Transportation are preferred.
  • Valid Iowa driver’s license.
  • A drug test and pre-employment physical.  Subject to random alcohol and drug testing.  Must maintain insurability standards.

Starting wage is anticipated to be $21.72/hr. Benefits for this position include:

  • Section 125 Cafeteria Plan ($7,900 per year) to choose from several different benefit programs according to your needs.  This can be used on the following programs: Health and Welfare Benefits Plan; Health Care Flexible Spending Account; Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account; Optional benefits through AFLAC; Cash (Federal, State, and FICA taxes will be deducted).
  • Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • IPERS and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Vacation and Sick Leave Accrual

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Job Application & Resume

A job application is required to apply for this position and a resume and cover letter are recommended. Please download and complete the application using the link below to apply online. Be sure to follow the instructions on the first page of the application form to avoid internet browser issues.

Paper applications are available and can be completed between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Metro Park East Landfill (12181 NE University Avenue, Mitchellville).  

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Closing Date: Open until filled.

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