Area Director - Human Resources

Waste Management Fairport , NY 14450

Posted 3 months ago

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.


  • Manage day to day operations for proper waste disposal

  • The Operations Manager will provide field support for a variety of environmental/heavy civil construction applications:

  • Landfill construction

  • Excavation and heavy civil work

  • Water management both in construction projects and day to day operations

  • Review schedules for construction projects

  • Work closely with all on-site contractors and sub-contractors

  • Ensure all in-house projects are fully staffed

  • Hire full-time and temporary equipment operators, laborers and associated support personnel

  • Create and manage the budgets for each in-house projects, including supplies, materials and labor

  • Oversee subcontractors and vendors to ensure quality standards are met

  • Coordinate work efforts between various subcontractors and company workforce

  • Coordinate the material and equipment requirements for in house projects a well as daily operations

  • Pursue continuing education in related environmental processes

  • Ensure safety guidelines are followed on all operations and construction projects

  • Maintain constant communication with subcontractors, regulators, upper management, and employees

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the District, and provides daily support to managers in ensuring quality and budget performance.

  • Monitors budget and operating metrics while diagnosing and improving processes, procedures, and performance.

  • Executes the Market's strategic capital budget, ensuring effective use of the budget through asset allocation; ensures appropriate spare ratios and asset disposal.

  • Executes necessary precautions to ensure safety and compliance with Company, OSHA, and other standards and regulations.

  • Ensures thorough root cause investigations for all injuries and incidents, following-up with consistent discipline and retraining.

  • Oversees personnel needs of the department including selecting, coaching, disciplining, and training employees and evaluating employee performance. Provides input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.

  • Formulates both short-term and long-term goals and action plans in conjunction with the Market Area General Manager and/or Director of Operations.

  • Participates in regular P&L reviews to ensure that budgets are met; develops and implements programs for optimal equipment utilization, equipment maintenance, and labor and material costs.

  • Interacts with local city, municipal, and county agencies to ensure customer satisfaction, improve efficiency, renew contracts and negotiate new contracts; establishes WM as a good corporate citizen and valued resource.

  • Engages suppliers in problem solving and participates in suppliers' improvement processes by providing performance feedback on supplier surveys.

  • Minimizes the total number of suppliers used by working with Supplier Partners to eliminate/reduce the number of one-time suppliers.

  • Works with functional groups to resolve employee relations and labor relations issues.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field desired

  • 3+ years' experience in construction and in a supervisory capacity

  • Organize and allocate workforces in various areas to maintain adequate manpower balance for all scheduled/unscheduled activities

  • Experience with dirt moving projects preferred

  • Working knowledge of landfill liner construction practices highly desirable

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with no decline in quality control

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and maintenance a must

Required Licenses or Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in managing construction projects

  • Or 3-5 years in managing/engineering of landfill projects


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click "Apply."

Additional Keywords:

Landfill Manager, Earthworks, Foreman, Superintendent

I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.

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