Waste Technician

Full Time posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Industry: Environmental Services

Summary: Merit Services is looking for a Waste Technician, who reports directly to the Manager of Waste Operations and works closely with the Project Manager and Waste Team, to ensure safe and efficient waste audits. Types of audits may include Residential (single and multi-family), Industrial, Commercial and Institutional, Inbound Landfill, and Material Recovery Facilities.


Conduct waste audits (~90% of the time)

Participate in waste sample collection (e.g. curbside residential waste collection, landfill waste collection, recycling collection), and sample sorting to characterize and determine garbage and recycling composition by material type 

Responsible for carrying out work in accordance to project specifications and prescribed methodology

Work safely by following all health & safety protocols, including proper use of personal protective equipment 

Data entry, analysis & report writing (~5% of the time) 

Administrative & Communication (~5% of the time)

Other duties from time to time (environmental audits, water sampling, etc.)


Degree or Diploma in Environmental Studies or related field preferred 

Interest in Waste Management 

Must possess excellent oral, written, organizational and multitasking skills 

MS Excel and MS Word knowledge and use preferred 

Ability to work well in a team setting

Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment 

Must be punctual and dependable 

Driver’s license with clean driver abstract; comfortable driving pickup truck and pulling a cargo trailer

Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. 

Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 

Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. 

Excellent Communication skills

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk 

Able to drive pickup truck and pulling a cargo trailer 

Able to lift 20 kg 

Regularly required to work outside in varying weather conditions  

Half-mask respirator/mask, Safety glasses, Gloves, Hard Hat, Safety Footwear, Coveralls, Reflective vest