Heavy Equipment Operator - #99673

GFL Environmental


Date: 04/19/2022 10:00 AM

City: Northville, Michigan

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

GFL Environmental is looking for a full time Operator to support their Northville, Michigan Location! The Operator will operate forklift and/or skidsteer equipment in a recycling processing environment. Will support plant management and perform a broad range of duties.


Essential Functions:



  • Operate necessary equipment to bale and load waste material into trailers.

  • Perform inspection and maintenance checks of equipment daily.

  • Maintain daily record of number of bales produced for shipping.

  • Grease/lubricate equipment, check and add fluids to equipment daily

  • Operator will steer, guide and or drive the above listed equipment at the assigned site, if the equipment is used at the particular site(s) using steering wheel, shifters, levers, buttons and pedals.

  • Operator will substitute for another operator if someone is absent from the work crew or as needed/required.

  • Operator will clean trash from tracks of heavy equipment by pulling and or cutting material away from tracks and gear mechanisms at least once daily or more if needed.

  • Operator will use a two-way radio to communicate with co-workers in the field and or office regarding work activities, requirements and priorities for the work day.


Additional Responsibilities:



  • Conform in all respects with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and other orders and to all company policies, procedures and directives from supervisors.

  • Maintain appearance of the grounds and facility.

  • Attend safety and branch meetings.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.


Job Requirements:



Machines, Tools and Equipment:



  • Operate excavator, forklift/bobcat, front-loader, baler, backhoe, track hoe, bull dozer, compactor and/or steer equipment, safety shoes and eye protection.

Education, Training, Experience and Licensing/Certification Requirements:



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) desired, but not required.

  • Completion of forklift certification.

  • Ability to obtain Transfer Station / Landfill Operations Certification if needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



  • Demonstrate ability to follow instructions and work under little supervision.

  • Apply commonsense understanding to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in a standardized setting

  • Ability to perform the four basic functions of math and to be able to read and understand the meaning of equipment gauges.

  • Must have the ability to read, speak, understand and write the English language.

  • An operator normally requires from 6 months to a year to be able to master the skills to operate efficiently the various kinds of equipment required in this industry.



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


GFL Environmental, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. As such, the Company offers equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy), age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable discrimination laws. Furthermore, no employee of the Company may discriminate against any applicant or fellow employee on the basis of a disability or veteran/military status.






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