Profession solid waste operator

Solid waste operators operate and maintain solid waste treatment and distribution equipment, and test samples to monitor pollution. They assist in the collection and disposal of solid waste, such as construction and demolition debris, and ensure treatment is compliant to safety regulations. They ensure community waste containers are emptied, ensure proper differentiation between waste which needs to be recycled or disposed of, and monitor equipment.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • 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

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Control delivered waste

    Carry out receiving controls identifying, inspecting and declaring the delivered waste.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain recycling records

    Maintain records and process facts and figures about type and volume of different recycling operations.

  • Test samples for pollutants

    Measure concentrations of pollutants within samples. Calculate air pollution or gas flow in industrial processes. Identify potential safety or health risks such as radiation.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Dispose of non-hazardous waste

    Dispose of waste materials which pose no risk to health and safety in a manner which complies with recycling and waste management procedures.

  • Operate recycling processing equipment

    Operate recycling processing equipment such as granulators, crushers and balers; process and sort materials to be recycled.

  • Assess waste type

    Identify waste materials during collection and sorting operations which can either be recycled, disposed of, or otherwise treated, in order to assess the way in which they need to be treated and sorted.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

collect industrial waste maintain waste collection records advise on waste management procedures waste transport legislation establish waste collection routes empty community waste collection bins store sorted waste dispose of hazardous waste sort waste monitor civic amenity sites remove debris inspect recycling procedures collect domestic waste install recycling containers pollution prevention hazardous waste types

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