Profession landfill supervisor

Landfill supervisors coordinate the activities and operations of landfills and landfill staff. They research legislation concerning waste management and ensure the operations of the landfill are compliant, and direct waste disposal operations.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Waste transport legislation

    Regulations and legislation concerning the safe transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials, products, and appliances.

  • Waste and scrap products

    The offered waste and scrap products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Waste management

    The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.

Skills

  • Advise on waste management procedures

    Advise organisations on the implementation of waste regulations and on improvement strategies for waste management and waste minimisation, to increase environmentally sustainable practices and environmental awareness.

  • Schedule regular machine maintenance

    Schedule and perform regular maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of all equipment. Order necessary machine parts and upgrade equipment when necessary to ensure optimal performance.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Coordinate waste management procedures

    Coordinate the operations of a facility or organisation which deal with the management of waste, such as waste collection, sorting, recycling, and disposal, in order to ensure optimal efficiency of operations, improve methods for waste reduction, and ensure compliance with legislation.

  • Communicate with waste collectors

    Communicate with workers who collect waste from various places and transport it to the waste treatment facilities in order to ensure optimal cooperation and efficient operation of waste treatment and disposal procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations

    Implement and monitor company procedures for the collection, transport and disposal of waste, in compliance with all regulations and legal requirements.

  • Monitor waste treatment equipment

    Monitor the operations of equipment used for the treatment and disposal of hazardous or non-hazardous waste to ensure that it is functional, compliant with legislation, and to check for faults.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

Optional knowledge and skills

hazardous waste storage write inspection reports manage administrative systems maintain waste collection records educate on recycling regulations develop non-hazardous waste management strategies collect samples for analysis inspect recycling procedures conduct workplace audits monitor legislation developments test safety strategies accounting techniques hazardous waste types pollution legislation ensure compliance with environmental legislation analyse experimental laboratory data train staff on waste management assess waste type identify new recycling opportunities recruit employees manage accounts