Website Monterey Regional Waste Management District

Knowledge of:

• Safe work practices, procedures and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

• Lock Out Tag Out and Control of Stored Hazardous Energy.

• Principles, methods, materials, equipment, procedures, and practices used in equipment maintenance and repair.

• Basic knowledge of use and care of hand tools.

Ability to:

• Perform heavy physical labor requiring strength, dexterity, and agility.

• Constantly stand and walk.

• Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

• Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.

• Maintain good public relations with those contacted during work assignments.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship.

• Apply sound judgment in a variety of circumstances with or without specific instructions.

• Ability to work safely without presenting a threat to self or others.

• Work independently and accomplish various assignments while being given broad general instructions.

• Perform work assignments that require specialized skills beyond unskilled manual tasks or knowledge.

Training, Education and Experience

• High School Diploma is desired.

Special Requirements:

• Must be able to regularly work near or around high-powered magnets, as there are six such magnets inside the MRF building, which prohibit persons with pacemakers to be near or around them.

• Pass a pre-employment physical examination including drug testing and pre-employment assessment of safe work capacity in relation to the essential job functions of the position.

• Possess and maintain a safe driving record and driving habits for ongoing insurability to drive District vehicles.

• Adhere to related Federal, State, and Local safety laws and/or regulations.

• Wear and use proper and appropriate safety clothing and equipment.

• Work overtime, weekends and holidays, as assignments require.

• Work under such adverse conditions as inclement weather, heat, dust, chemicals and noise.

• Work in confined spaces.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

Frequently stand and walk; ability to stoop, kneel or crouch to pick up or move objects; physical ability to perform heavy physical labor; must be able to climb onto equipment; must be able to crawl in confined spaces, lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and heavier objects with assistance; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to: work well under pressure; communicate effectively in both written and verbal form; capable of establishing priorities among the essential functions of the job and coordinating these priorities with others; interact with all levels of District management and personnel, and the public.

Work Environment

Normally work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; occasionally will be exposed to varying temperatures; regular exposure to exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, noise, garbage, foul odors; moderate exposure often works around moving vehicles and equipment; constant contact with staff and the public.

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