Solid Waste Utilitarian- Morris County MUA

Applications closing on July 01, 2022, 05:00 PM

  • Job TypeFull Time

Brief Description of Job and Division/Department

Reports to, provides coverage, and works with the Morris County Municipal Utility Authority (MCMUA) Solid Waste Division Managers to prioritize the principal duties and responsibilities listed below.   This includes, but is not reduced to, the MCMUA Transfer Stations in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Mount Olive Townships, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, the Curbside Collection Facility, and the two (2) Vegetative Waste Facilities in Mount Olive and Parsippany.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Transfer Station Operations- Works with the MCMUA Operations Managers and/or the MCMUA Transfer Station Managers.  Assists with administration, operation and maintenance of entire facility(s).  Exercises direct authority over all facility(s) functions and personnel, in accordance with approved policies and procedures.  Inspects facility(s) regularly.  Analyzes and evaluates operation and maintenance functions; initiates or recommends new or improved practices.  Helps develop plans and procedures to insure efficient station operation.  Recommends station improvements and additions.  Participates in activities of related to the facility(s) personnel, including required training programs.  Maintains effective communications and working relationships with employees, government officials and general public.

Works with the MCMUA Operations Managers and/or the MCMUA Transfer Station Managers to assure that the contractor is operating the transfer station(s) in accordance with the current terms and conditions.  In addition, may be asked to assist the Transfer Station Manager with the required monitoring daily and weekly limits to ensure they are not exceeded.  Finally, assist the Transfer Station Manager in implementing the approved contingency plan.

Weigh Master- Preform and assist with proper operation of scales and related equipment.  Recording and organization of all weighing data. Must obtain a valid New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Weights and Measures, Weigh Master License.  If employee does not possess an appropriate Weigh Master License, the MCMUA will assist in the process of completing.

Floor Inspector/Traffic Control- Direction of traffic into and from the tipping area(s) and site.  Perform visual and physical load inspections to determine waste acceptability.  Attention to unauthorized materials in MSW.  Process/obtain appropriate recordkeeping for the Transfer Station Manager(s). 

SEVDOA (Self Exempt Vehicle Drop-off Area)- Assist and oversee SEVDOA area customers with incoming acceptable waste.  Includes, but is not reduced to, traffic control, safety, weighing, inspection, and utilization of the related equipment in Drop-off Area.  Works in coordination with the weigh master(s) in the Mount Olive Transfer Station Scale House.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility-

  •  Assist and support for the permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility located on grounds of the Mount Olive Transfer Station. 
  • Assist with the management and general maintenance of the HHW facility operations.
  • Participate in hazardous waste training events for MUA employees as appropriate.

Vegetative Waste Management-

  • Assist and support the vegetative waste program and facilities including operations, labor, equipment and site maintenance.
  • Operation of site equipment related to both Vegetative Waste facilities, including but not reduced to, front-end loaders, dump trucks, grinders, skid-steers, log shearers, and window turners.
  • Participate in heavy equipment and safety training as required by the MCMUA.
  • Assist Manager(s) in maintaining contact and communication with Morris County municipalities concerning vegetative waste program.
  • Work with professional consultants to improve or enhance vegetative waste program.
  • Assist and complete compost and wood mulch deliveries within Morris County when required.
  • Assist with fieldwork, as required, to insure that necessary jobs/projects are completed.
  • Assist in the coordination with other County departments for requisite labor, equipment and project needs.

Works with employees of these facilities, assists with the enforcement and communication of policies, procedures and current programs through regularly scheduled meetings; maintains all necessary documentation in an accurate timely manner.

Stays informed, knowledgeable and current with all areas of facility permits, regulations, OSHA requirements, policies and industry standards.

Curbside Recycling Operations-

  • Operate and assist in driving MCMUA collection vehicle
  • Under direction drives, cleans, services, and makes minor repairs to a sanitation truck; occasionally may perform manual and unskilled laboring work in connection with sanitation truck driving; does related work as required.
  • Drives to landfill or other designated area and dumps refuse.  Checks on pressure gauges for hydraulic pumps and other mechanisms.  May be required to assist in loading sanitation truck.  Cleans and greases sanitation truck.  Makes minor repairs to sanitation truck.  Keeps necessary records.  May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.  Daily inspections of vehicle prior to route departure.
  • Under direction, performs arduous tasks involved in loading garbage and refuse from sidewalks and curbs into trucks; does other related duties as required.
  • Collects rubbish and other refuse.  Lifts filled refuse cans to truck, and empties can into truck.  Redeposits cans at the curb.  Operates mechanisms at the rear of trucks.  Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.


  • At least one year experience working in a regulatory environment.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with employees and public officials.
  • Ability to prepare detailed correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain essential records and files.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.


Appointees must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated.

Note: The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the appointing authority.  If employee does not possess an appropriate CDL, the MCMUA will assist in the process of completing.

Maintains all required licenses and certifications

Job Location

214A Center Grove Road

Randolph, New Jersey 07869