HHW Operations Technician


Date Posted:
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Rousseau Centre
1 E Main St
Fort Wayne
Environmental Management
Base Pay:
Closing Date:
Open until filled



This position is not eligible for benefits.

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

up to 30 hours/week

Under the direction of the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Coordinator, the Operations Technician assists with operations of the Household Waste Program and facilities of the Allen County Department of Environmental Management.


  • Collects batteries and light bulbs twice a month at servicing partnership locations and provides and changes out supplies.
  • Assists with weekly household hazardous drop-off program, Tox-Away Tuesday, by removing materials from vehicles, weighing products and other related duties as required.
  • Assists with other programs of the Allen County Department of Environmental Management including, but not limited to, Non-Profit program, Recycling Trailers, Propane Tanks, Fire Extinguishers and other projects as required.
  • Loads and unloads semis, collecting materials and unloading supplies as they arrive.
  • Maintains supplies at the HHW facility including pallets and Gaylord containers and handle various types of batteries to sort, separate and prepare for shipping.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • High school diploma or GED
  • HAZMAT awareness and/or HAZMAT Operations level training required
  • One or more years of hazardous waste experience preferred
  • One or more years or manual labor experience required
  • Working knowledge of equipment operation and the ability to operate assigned tools and equipment
  • Ability to properly maintain assigned equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to successfully complete required training on Bobcat; knowledge of proper use and operation of Bobcat, tractor and other equipment and vehicles with the ability to apply appropriate procedures to assigned projects and duties accordingly
  • Experience operating a Bobcat or forklift preferred
  • Ability to stand for up to 2 hours at a time
  • Strong communications skills
  • Knowledge of safe operation practices
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and experience using telephone and copier
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License to operate County vehicles, box truck with lift gate and trailers


The Part-Time Operations Technician works in a variety of weather conditions requiring exposure to temperature extremes, dangerous equipment, noise and noxious odors/fumes. Frequent bending, pushing/pulling loads, reaching overhead and frequent lifting up to 75 lbs. Attention to detail, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection are required.