Waste Disposal Technician

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska Palmer , AK 99645

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary

This position is responsible for performing customer service, administrative, technical and physical duties in support of scale house and transfer station operations.

Work is performed and duties are carried out in accordance with established policies, procedures, and Borough core values: Accountability, Customer Focus, Dedication, Integrity, Responsiveness and Teamwork.

Pay Grade


Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent.

Three years of experience in the occupational field, sufficient to understand the major duties of the position.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Alaska for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

24 Hour HAZWOPER certification or ability to become certified in all areas within six (6) months from the date of hire.

Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and post-offer employment physical.


  • Greets and directs customers to appropriate areas for materials disposal; informs customers of disposal guidelines; determine volume or weight and physically inspect loads; determines correct material codes; receives customer payments; and promotes recycling program.

  • Determines customer counts, balances funds, prepares bank deposits, and records transactions daily; and, secures logged deposits in safe awaiting pickup by Supervisor or armed guard security vendor.

  • Secures money and facility in accordance with Division standard operating procedures.

  • Maintains office, scale house, transfer station, and equipment; inspects, cleans and maintains grounds and scales daily.

  • Schedules site maintenance as needed.

  • Provides support and training to new staff and temporary employees.

  • Coordinates container pickup with contractor; tracks container transports.

  • Monitor container levels and redistribute refuse regularly, as needed.

  • Performs collection of special waste materials (ex. Antifreeze, batteries, cooking oil, motor oil, paint, propane tanks, refrigerators, etc.); performs initial cleanup of spilled materials and/or contaminates.

  • Develops and maintains reports and logs, copies and restocks flyers and brochures, executes filing, office work and document record keeping as required.

  • Performs related duties.

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Waste Disposal Technician

Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska