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Laborer - Landfill/Transfer

Company: Athens Services
Location: Landers
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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.

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.


  • 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

Keywords: Athens Services, Palm Springs , Laborer - Landfill/Transfer, Other , Landers, California

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