Lead Heavy Equipment Operator - Landfill
GFL Industries

Conroe, Texas

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The Heavy Equipment Operator will operate and maintain heavy, motorized equipment in a safe and efficient manner at a landfill.

At GFL our goal is to invest in our people and provide opportunities to grow for life!

Our employees are affectionately known as team green, a name that unites us all under our shared purpose of providing sustainable solutions to enable our customers and communities to be GREEN FOR LIFE!

  • 15 days of paid time off.
  • 4 medical plan options including an HSA with employer contribution & match program, dental, and vision coverage.
  • 401(k) with an employer match.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Employee Assistance Program with free counseling services.


GFL Environmental is one of North America's leading waste management companies, proudly making communities cleaner, safer, and happier through first-class service. Working for GFL is more than a job - it's an opportunity to grow in your career, make new friends, and make a difference each day.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving, trash processing, and composting operations, including but not limited to front-end wheel loaders, water tankers, dozers, scrapers, landfill trash compactors, mobile compost mixers, tub grinders, concrete crushers, bailers, excavator, ADT trucks, and other equipment to support a variety of operations.
  • Process incoming material with heavy equipment to build waste cells per designed landfill permitted plans.
  • Maintain the general working area in a leveled and organized manner.
  • Work closely with traffic control spotters to identify fill areas to be used for dumping solid waste.
  • Operate trash compactors to process trash in 2-foot lifts working on 3:1 or 4:1 slopes.
  • Operate dozer to cover and maintain level tipping areas for daily operations.
  • May operate water tanker and similar equipment for dust control, dirt compaction, and watering grass.
  • Build and maintain access and hauling roads.
  • Use handheld mobile radio units or company cell phone to coordinate tasks and resources.
  • Perform pre and post operations inspection and perform daily maintenance required of the equipment in accordance with Company policyand maintain accurate logs and records.
  • Identify potentially hazardous or unacceptable materials and report immediately to supervisor for proper handling of material.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by management.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) desired, but not required.
  • Must have five (5) years of lead experience. Must have landfill experience.
  • Must be able to meet criteria for safety sensitive functions according to Company standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to follow instructions and perform duties under limited supervision.
  • Ability to operate any equipment necessary to perform job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend reports to accurately complete daily assignments.
  • Ability to work in accordance with Company safety policies & procedures, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Act) requirements, as well as all local, state, and federal laws.

Physical/Mental Demands:
  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, reach and lift in an outdoor environment 90% of the time.
  • Must be able to use hands and fingers, kneel, crawl, talk, hear, climb and balance.
  • Visual requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to manually lift/move up to 25 pounds regularly.
  • Ability to manually push/move up to 50 pounds with assistance from another employee.

Working Conditions:
  • Outdoors in varying adverse weather; low/high temperatures, wet and/or high humidity or sudden temperature changes.
  • Exposure to outdoor elements, unpleasant odors, small space such as equipment cabs, exposure to fumes, dust, or uneven ground.


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

GFL is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact myworkdayrecruitment@gflenv.com

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