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Landfill Equipment Operator

Athens, Tennessee

Waste Connections has an immediate position available for a Heavy Equipment Operator at the Meadowbranch Landfill in Athens, TN.


  • Ability to efficiently operate bulldozers, wheel loaders, excavator and off road dump trucks. Compactor experience preferred, but not required.
  • Performs routine inspection and maintenance on vehicles such as checking oil, water, and tires.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • A typical schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, and every other Saturday.


  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following all safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels.
  • Ability and experience to operate bull dozers, off road trucks, excavators, and wheel loaders
  • Willing to work 5 days per week plus a rotating Saturday shift.
  • Physically able and willing to dig dozer tracks daily.
  • Hours for this position are 6:00AM-5:30PM Monday-Friday and every other Saturday.
  • Hours will be 55-65 working hours per week.


  • Competitive hourly wage plus overtime
  • Performance-based career growth potential
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance plans
  • Income Protection Plans (Life Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability)
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Flexible Spending Account

Apply todayand Connect with Your Future!

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans) 

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