Profession waste management supervisor

Waste management supervisors coordinate waste collection, recycling, and disposal facilities. They supervise waste management operations, ensuring compliance with environmental standards, and oversee staff. They aid in the development of waste management methods, aiming for increased waste reduction, and aid in the prevention of violations of waste treatment legislation.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.

  • 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

  • Supervise worker safety

    Ensure safety of site personnel; supervise correct use of protective equipment and clothing; understand and implement safety procedures.

  • Supervise staff

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

  • Design plant waste procedures

    Participate in mine tailings and waste dump design and management, as per geotechnical, operational and statutory requirements.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • 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.

  • Perform planning

    Manage one's time schedule and resources in order to finish tasks in a timely manner.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Establish waste collection routes

    Establish and outline the routes which would ensure efficient and fast waste collection in the designated area.

  • Supervise work

    Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.

  • Manage recycling program budget

    Manage the annual recycling program and respective budget of an organisation.

  • Ensure compliance with policies

    To ensure compliance with legislation and company procedures in respect of Health and Safety in the workplace and public areas, at all times. To ensure awareness of and compliance with all Company Policies in relation to Health and Safety and Equal Opportunities in the workplace. To carry out any other duties which may reasonably be required.

  • Supervise waste disposal

    Supervise disposal of biological waste and chemical waste according to regulations.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow nuclear plant safety precautions project management test safety strategies dispose of non-hazardous waste nuclear legislation dispose of hazardous waste protective safety equipment respond to nuclear emergencies design strategies for nuclear emergencies apply radiation protection procedures develop radiation protection strategies nuclear energy ensure compliance with radiation protection regulations instruct employees on radiation protection radiation protection perform project management monitor disposal of radioactive substances

Common job titles

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  • Project management supervisor
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  • Area supply chain supervisor
  • Supervisor, inventory & materials management
  • Manufacturing supervisor – hands-on turnaround challenge
  • Construction field supervisor
  • Quality supervisor