Operations Supervisor - Recycling Plant

Waste Management

Kansas City,KS  

2019-11-16 2019-12-16
manager waste

Waste Management is the largest environmental solutions provider in North America, serving more than 20 million customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of our strategy, we are committed to developing new waste solutions that can help communities and organizations achieve their green goals, including zero waste.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Supervises daily recycling plant operations in order to improve production, maintain costs, and ensure safety. Competitive candidates will have have experience in implementing and creating processes, will be good at problem solving, and preferably have OSHA, CPR and any other safety training. Plant production experience a must.

You will focus on building and implementing processes that will create sustainable structure to the plant. This should inevitably improve safety and lower costs. You will experience a lot of time in the plant with dirty and dusty conditions weather extremes. Fast paced with an opportunity to watch and view what you implement in the plant. High accountability and results focused. Large opportunity for growth at the site and in the company.

Expect to work 50-55 per week with 8:00am start, however you will cover for other supervisors at times with shifts starting as early as 5:30am or as late as 4:00pm and will have about one Saturday per month or less.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

+ Manages daily (plant) operations and maintains inventory for safety and operation supplies.

+ Reviews and evaluates work to ensure quality, timeliness and ensures quality control in adherence to policies and procedures.

+ Manages (plant) logistics and materials; supervises daily production; enters finished goods into inventory; orders supplies as needed.

+ Supervises production staff and coordinates workflow and assignments toward the achievement of operational goals.

+ Oversees operations personnel needs including coaching, training, and evaluating employee performance. Provides input into termination, compensation, and promotion decisions.

+ Investigates, reviews and controls implementation of safety regulations and company policies and procedures.

+ Creates and submits weekly and month end reports to senior management.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

The highest level of supervisory skills required in this job is the management of non-supervisory employees. This includes:

+ Direct supervision of full-time employees including: office managers, sorters, operators, drivers, laborers.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

+ Education: High School Diploma or GED (accredited)

+ Experience: 4 years of relevant work experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

+ None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

+ Equipment operating, shipping and receiving, health and safety, and supervisory experience may be required.

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for this job is MRF/outdoor.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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