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Waste Industries General Laborer in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

General Laborer

GFL Environmental, Inc. Rolling Meadows, IL Full-Time

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Job Summary:

Safely assist drivers, equipment operators and other employees in the grouping and sorting of solid waste materials.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, tag and notify driver of prohibited waste items and remove the items from the waste cart or can.

  • Follow all safety and equipment checks and precautions in performance of all duties. Comply with all federal, state, local and company rules on safety and vehicle operation.

  • Separate and sort metals and other materials into burnable and non-burnable.

  • Sort through material to remove contamination and prepare for shipping by running aluminum cans through the magnetic separator, compacting newsprint and running loader for mulching.

  • Coordinate loading and unloading of trucks.

  • Steam clean and wash dumpsters, trucks, and compactors weekly.

  • Clean grounds and other areas as needed or requested.

Education, Training, Experience and Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) desired, but not required.

  • Must pass drug screening and a criminal background check.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, reach and lift in an outdoor environment 90% of the time .

  • Must be able to use hands and fingers, kneel, crawl, talk, hear, climb and balance.

  • Visual requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to manually lift/move up to 65 pounds regularly.

  • Ability to manually push/move up to 100 pounds with assistance from another employee.

GFL Environmental, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable employees to perform their jobs.

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