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Covanta Scale Attendant (Holliston MSW Transfer Station) in Holliston, Massachusetts

Scale Attendant (Holliston MSW Transfer Station)

Job ID



Holliston, MA

Functional Area

Administration (Facility)


Sustainable Solutions

Position Type

Full-Time Regular

Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Experience Required

Minimum 1 Year

Relocation Provided


Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We seek a dedicated individual who will monitor inbound/outbound truck activity, acquire and monitor accurate truck weights, communicate with various departments, keep accurate records of all tickets, manifests, supplies, reconcile transportation and disposal invoices for various Covanta facilities, handle special projects assigned by supervisor and any other related duties. Monitor and record waste volumes that enter the transfer station, and collect appropriate usage fees. Obtain information regarding material entering transfer station by greeting customers, visually confirming contents are appropriate for transfer station, determine volume by weighing the truck to determine tonnage in order to properly bill the customer and track the total amount of waste entering the transfer station. Calculating payments for customers. Ensuring that incoming garbage loads are safe and do not contain any inappropriate material. Enter truck information into computer system. Weigh trucks in and out. Ensuring that customers and employees conduct all business in a safe manner and wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Weekly and monthly report preparation. Providing general upkeep of the Scale House. Filing and answering phones. Approaching all encounters with employees, customers and vendors in a friendly, service-oriented manner, direct customers and other traffic. Working overtime as needed. Accept or reject load based on content and suggest possible alternatives based on personal disposal knowledge, special waste training and type of waste. Provide a receipt for the customer, and document the waste entering the transfer station by keying information into the computer and producing a ticket for the transfer station files and for the customer's records. Receive payment from customers and make changes when necessary. Balance the daily receipts to ensure accurate record keeping and appropriate billing. Answer the telephone and provide information to the general public regarding hours of operation, acceptable types of waste, location and directions to the transfer station, and prices associated with disposal. Ability to perform basic math to measure volumes and quote/calculate pricing for the customer. Ability to learn to distinguish types of waste that may or may not be accepted by the transfer station.

Position Requirements

The interested individual must have a high school diploma or equivalent coupled with PC knowledge, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, solid communication skills and must be flexible to work different shifts, keep accurate records of all tickets, manifests, supplies, handle special projects assigned by supervisor and any other related duties. One year of relevant customer service/operations experience