Heavy Equipment Operator

Waste Connections | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 3/12/2024
Description Northwest Container Services, a Waste Connections Company, is looking for a Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team in Portland, OR.

Northwest Container is an intermodal train yard that specializes in the storage, repair, and train movement of 20-foot, 40-foot, 45-foot, 48-foot, and 53-foot containers. The Yard handles both empty and loaded containers.

The shift will be Monday through Friday, 7AM - 3:30PM, with opportunities for overtime often. The Hourly Rate of pay is $27-30.00/HR DOE.

  • Safely operate equipment, for example top-pick lift truck, forklift, yard hostler, etc.
  • Follow instructions and manage tasks.
  • Communicate and work as a team to assist customers and complete trains in a timely manner.
  • Complete daily pre/post trip inspection.
  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining equipment as needed.
  • Manage yard organization and communicate locations with our inbound gate clerks.
  • Direct trucks and assist in yard logistics.
  • Groundwork, including train check-in, set or pull twist locks and perform train lockdown and unlocking.
  • Use a tablet to manage and track customers in yard as well as input yard locations on equipment.
  • Strong commitment to personal safety and the safety of your team and the community we serve.
  • Desire to learn new skills and achieve excellence.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, lift up to 50lbs. and work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to climb, bend, and stoop to inspect containers.
  • No experience required. We have trainers that will give you all the tools you will need to succeed.
What we offer our Employees;
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Yearly Safety Bonuses$$
  • Yearly Boot Allowance$$
  • Performance-based career growth potential
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance plans
  • Income Protection Plans (Life Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability)
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Emergency Travel Assistance
Why you need to join us!
• CULTURE: It's a Great place to work! We work in an environment where empowered, self-directed all-stars know what they do is important.
INTEGRITY: Our definition is "saying what you will do and then doing it!" We keep our promises to our customers and our employees.
RESPECT: We show respect for our customers and fellow employees. Respect for ourselves grows through all the hard work and great service we provide to the communities we are privileged to serve.

To be considered for any of our current openings you must complete an application at www.wasteconnections.com . Application information and additional instructions can be found once you select your position of interest.

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term & short term disability, life insurance, 401K retirement and unlimited opportunities to "Connect with Your Future".

Waste Connections is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability or protected veteran status.
Salary28.50 Hour
Equipment Operator
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