The work involves responsibility for planning and supervising the operations of a solid waste plant facility to maintain an adequate level of solid waste processing and transport and to maximize usage of equipment, facilities and personnel. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing work flow standards, schedules and work safety procedures as well as monitoring and controlling plant operations. The position is distinguished from that of Solid Waste Plant Operator by virtue of the increased responsibility for all solid waste operations, policy implementation, operational efficiency and supervision of work groups. The Plant Supervisor has greater responsibility for work planning and supervision as opposed to leading in and participating in the work. General supervision is received from the Assistant Director of Transfer Operations who allows the incumbent considerable leeway for exercising independent judgment in coordinating and controlling operational efficiency and implementing policy and procedural changes. Work is reviewed through conferences and consultations with other managers as needed. Supervision is exercised over a large number of subordinates including subordinate supervisors and crew leaders. Does related work as required.




Plans, controls and supervises the activities of employees, including subordinate supervisors and crew leaders involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of machinery, tools, motorized equipment or transport vehicles in a solid waste plant and ancillary plant facility.

Monitors the full operation and maintenance of plant machinery, equipment and facilities and maintains a constant check of work in progress to insure that work is done efficiently, on schedule and according to approved standards and safety procedures.

Assists in the development, revision and implementation of improved work policy and procedural standards by suggesting effective changes in the positioning of work force and machinery, enforcing schedule revisions and operational work flow procedures for handling and processing solid waste throughout the facility and in transport to landfill sites.

Develops, implements and maintains work schedules for the repair of motorized equipment and motor vehicle maintenance to insure operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Meets with and directs all transfer station employees regarding changes in standards, procedures, assignments or policy revisions.

Reviews daily operations at major waste plant facility and makes on-site visits to ancillary plant to assess work conditions, procedures and standards.

Assists in monitoring of scheduling and procedural changes on plant operations and reports changes to management as needed.

Assists in reviewing employee time cards against time clock software system and investigates any discrepancies.

Contacts and acts as liaison with supervisory personnel of service contractors and users to advise on and discuss regulations, procedures and schedules of waste delivery and drop off at the facility.

Meets with Assistant Director of Transfer Operations to review and assess accident reports; recommends and implements changes in safety procedures and reviews past safety recommendations, changes and accomplishments in all areas of plant operation.




Good knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the operational activities of a solid waste plant facility inclusive of the practices and techniques of solid waste processing.

Good knowledge of the methods and techniques of supervision.

Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedure of the work.

Ability to plan, schedule, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.

Ability to establish and implement sound policy and procedural changes.

Ability to walk in an outdoor environment with uneven surfaces and climb multiple stairs and inclines.





Two (2) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Solid Waste Plant Operator.







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  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associates Degree and two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in solid waste operations, resource recovery, construction or trucking industries, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,


  1. Four (4) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in solid waste operations, resource recovery, construction or trucking industries, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.



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