Scale Operator

Job Description

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Monitor and record waste volumes that enter the landfill site, and collect appropriate usage fees




This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Obtain information regarding material entering landfill or transfer station by greeting customers at the gate, visually confirming contents are appropriate for landfill or transfer station, and by either measuring the box size to determine volume or by weighing the truck to determine tonnage in order to properly bill the customer and track the total amount of waste entering the landfill or transfer station
  • Accept or reject load based on content and suggest possible alternatives based on personal disposal knowledge, special waste training and type of waste
  • Provide a receipt for the customer, and document the waste entering the landfill or transfer station by keying information into the computer and producing a ticket for the landfill or transfer station files and for the customer's records
  • Receive payment from customers and make changes when necessary
  • Handle special waste loads by processing required paperwork and notifying operations of an incoming special load via 2-way radio for proper dispatch
  • Balance the daily receipts to ensure accurate record keeping and appropriate billing
  • Answer the telephone and provide information to the general public regarding hours of operation, acceptable types of waste, location and directions to the landfill or transfer station, and prices associated with disposal
  • Maintain the pay booth by washing and tidying the floors, windows, bathroom, and equipment to maintain a positive image for employees and customers





  • Ability to communicate well with others and possess good telephone skills
  • Ability to perform basic math, including algebra, to measure volumes and quote/calculate pricing for the customer
  • Ability to learn to distinguish types of waste that may or may not be accepted by the landfill or transfer station





Education: High School Diploma, GED and/or equivalent work experience

Years of Experience: One year of relevant customer service or operations experience. Waste industry experience preferred





  • Usual office equipment including computer, phone, fax machine, copier and calculator
  • MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook




  • Exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes and odors
  • Exposure to extreme weather conditions




  • Ability to organize various office systems through adjusting, connecting, lifting, pulling, pushing, bending or folding for the purpose of proper records development and/or management
  • Ability to use a computer and related devices, such as a keyboard or mouse or other related equipment, throughout the workday while seated at a desk or workstation
  • Ability to view and discern type of waste inside vehicle from a platform. May require ability to climb ladder to inspect open top loads





This job description is not a contract and does not affect the at-will nature of your employment relationship with Advanced Disposal. Furthermore, this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and does not and cannot address every responsibility or duty you may be expected to perform during your employment. Advanced Disposal reserves the right to modify or amend this job description at its discretion, without prior notice.


All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, gender orientation or other protected status