Solid Waste Operator I - Material Recovery Facility

City of Rapid City Rapid City, SD

What We Do:

Under the direction of the City of Rapid City Public Works Department, the Solid Waste Division is responsible for all city and surrounding area garbage disposal, recycling collection and processing, and operation of a regional landfill facility.

Please visit the Solid Waste Division for more information.


This position is part of the AFSCME union. Applications within the work unit will be considered first.

Position Details

About Our Job:

The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) processes co-mingled recyclables from households and businesses, as well as processing of municipal garbage to remove organic material for processing into compost. As a Solid Waste Operator I at the MRF, this position will be responsible in providing the delivery of high quality solid waste and recycling collection services to the public. This role will interact with customers and inform them of solid waste and recycling collections guidelines as requested.

Job duties may include (but are not limited to):

* Operates solid waste equipment such as, rear loader, front end loader, fork lift skid steer, roll off truck, yard waste processing equipment such as yard waste turner and screening

* Must perform duties to standard operations and safety defined by each appropriate equipment manufacturer and industry standards; reads and interprets appropriate instruction and/or construction plans

* Performs basic maintenance and repair of equipment

* Snow removal/sanding operations

For a detailed job description, click here. Additional Information

About You:

At the City of Rapid City Solid Waste Division, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community; a facility that has a vision to explore and implement new and innovative practices and processes.

We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess one of the following minimum requirements:

* high school diploma or general education degree (GED)

* one year related experience and/or training in manual labor, equipment operations or other skilled trade

* valid South Dakota Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or ability to obtain within 45 days from date of hire

Application must be received by the Human Resources Department by closing date and time stated above. Applications and information may be obtained from the City website at