Operations Associate II

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Casella Waste Systems, Inc. [Nasdaq: CWST] is a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and organics services. Casella operates facilities in 6 northeastern states, with roughly 2,300 employees, and annual revenues of approximately $660 million.

The Operations Associate II is a member of a team responsible for daily monitoring and processing of materials, in order to add value to the customer.  This position reports to the Operations Supervisor or Territory Manager.

Essential Job Functions/Key Accountabilities

Material and Equipment Operations

  • Will become knowledgeable on material types and program needs/goals
  • Loading and operating various balers for different materials.
  • Keeping the work area safe and clear of any debris.
  • Loading trailers with Gaylords/Balers/Supersacks that have been weighed and labeled with the proper descriptions.
  • Forklift Operations
  • Other equipment operations - dependent on site (e.g., grinding, etc.)
  • Retrieve scrap material from assigned collection points (Plastics/cardboard/trash).

Materials Tracking and Communication

  • Self-Organization skills with understanding priorization for efficiency and customer needs
  • Present opportunities for program improvement
  • Generating packing lists and bills of lading for each outbound load
  • Will communicate and work with Strategic Account Service team for scheduling and supply management
  • Documenting weights for each item loaded on trailers
  • Tracking and reporting materials contamination
  • Communicate any challenges to supervisor.
  • Will attend customer and/or vendor meetings with supervisor

Health and Safety

  • Strong commitment to workplace safety
  • Maintain compliance with all site and regulatory policies and procedures
  • Meet all safety training and PPE requirements as mandated by customer and Casella
  • Report any/all incidents or near misses to supervisor

Position Qualifications

Skills & Knowledge


  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Trainer (certified)


  • Customer interaction
  • Lock out Tag Out Procedures
  • Equipment operation skills (forklift, box truck, grinder preferred)



  • Success working on a team (sports, work, etc.)
  • Worked in a fast-paced environment
  • 12+ months industrial operations
  • Minimum 12 months – 2 year equipment operations
  • Worked in a mature safety culture
  • No Safety incidents 12+ months


  • GMP training
  • LEAN Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement



  • High school graduate of equivalent

Other Requirements

  • Lifting 30 lbs. frequently – 65 lbs. several times / day
  • Standing for up to 8 hours/day
  • Getting on and off equipment
  • Access to reliable transportation


It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position.  Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company's needs may change over time.  Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive.  The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description.  The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

Casella Waste Systems is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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