Compost Utility Equipment Operator I, II Kettleman City

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

JOB POSTINGLOS ANGELES COUNTY SANITATION DISTRICTSinvites applications for the position of:COMPOST FACILITIES MAINTENANCE MECHANICTulare Lake CompostThe Sanitation Districts are a non-civil services public agency with over 1,700 employees. Tulare Lake Compost (TLC) is a state-of-the-art, 175-acre facility located near Kettleman City in Kings County, California. At the facility, an eco-friendly process is used to combine agricultural green wastes from the Central Valley with biosolids from Los Angeles County to create an optimal mixture for composting. The facility currently has the capacity to transform up to 100,000 wet tons per year (wtpy) of anaerobically digested and dewatered biosolids into valuable, nutrient rich, Class A Exceptional Quality compost. TLC is owned and operated by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts as part of their diversified biosolids management program.LOCATION:TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, REUSE & COMPLIANCE SECTION, TULARE LAKE COMPOST, KETTLEMAN CITY, CAESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:To operate equipment in support of the daily operations and maintenance of a composting facility.JOB SUMMARY:Under general supervision, incumbents will perform varied tasks such as operating utility equipment and using hand tools to perform composting activities, custodial and other processing duties; load and distribute biosolids, bulking agents, feedstocks, compost, amendments and other related materials; use equipment to push, lift, pile, convey, place, mix, grind, screen and spread composting materials as well as finished compost; assist with building heaps in various phases; operate a mobile winder to cover and uncover compost at various stages of the process; assist in manually anchoring and sealing the compost cover system; inspect equipment prior to use and reporting any repair or maintenance needs; fuel vehicles and equipment; assist with the maintenance of equipment and site facilities; keep basic records of tasks performed using computerized and manual recordkeeping systems; and perform related duties as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSFor BOTH CLASSES: A valid California Class C driver license for positions performing on-the-job-driving. A valid California Class B driver license may be required for positions operating a small motor sweeper if driven on public roads and streets; -AND- at the Compost Utility Equipment Operator I level: One year of progressively responsible experience operating a variety of utility equipment -AND- at the Compost Utility Equipment Operator II level: One year as a Compost Utility Equipment Operator I for the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County or equivalent.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Prior experience operating loaders, skid-steers, dump trucks, or similar utility equipment is highly desirable.EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIAFor BOTH CLASSES: Knowledge of: Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of a composting facility; hazards and safety precautions of the work. Ability to: Perform the more difficult and complex tasks of the crew; use various hand tools; safely operate a variety of utility equipment; perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time; understand verbal and written instructions; understand applicable safety rules and procedures.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONPlease apply online at within the application period. Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.SELECTION PROCESS:Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.* Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.* The selection process will consist of a written test weighted 30%, an interview weighted 30%, and a performance test weighted 40%.* Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.* Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.NOTE:The recommended candidate must undergo a job related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test. Candidates are also subject to a review of their DMV records for moving violations, chargeable accidents or more serious charges. Initial salary placement will be based on the candidate's qualifications.As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:Converting Waste into Resources

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