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Residential Helper Stamford


Oak Ridge Waste and Recycling is looking for a Full- Time Helper for back of the truck out of their Stamford, CT location. Under certain different circumstances, we WILL consider a candidate with background check issues.

Full-Time Monday thru Friday. Hours are normally 5am-3:30pm. Our helpers average about 50-55 hours a week. Overtime and time and a half after 40 hours. Full Union- paid amazing benefits package. $14.50 – $15.50 per hour.

The Helper is responsible for assisting the refuse truck driver on pre-assigned and special routes to pick up garbage, yard waste, or recycling.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Picks up solid waste and places it in the back of a rear load garbage truck on specified routes often done manually or by pushing totter to tipper. Lifts and carries trash bags, bulk items and containers to the truck for disposal. Climbs onto and off of the rear truck step to load refuse, waste and carts. Operates packing mechanism to compact waste into the truck.

  • Provides a safe and Distinguishably Different level of service through courteous and expeditious customer service in all aspects of refuse operation to the general public and customers. Exhibits a positive attitude towards company, customer and municipal goals.
  • Ensures garbage and recyclables at residences are picked up and transferred properly; pick up may require using back door.
  • Answers questions for residents and directs them to contact Customer Service or appropriate government office for additional information.
  • Must comply with all ANSI (American National Standards Institute), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and company safety polices including Oak Ridge Waste Absolute Guidelines.
  • Assists Driver in safely backing up the truck by directing the Driver from the ground.
  • Cleans behind the compactor blade with shovel and hoe when directed. Sprays and cleans the hopper and truck at the end of each shift or as needed.
  • Reports any safety or customer service related issues to driver and supervisor, immediately.
  • Performs a variety of manual duties in the clean-up of scattered refuse; Cleans up the area around
    accidental waste spills and ensures customers’ containers are replaced properly.
  • May be required to work during emergency situations.
  • 11. Assists other routes as needed to complete daily work.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

    • * Employees in this job classification must attend and participate in corporation sponsored training courses as assigned.
    • * Employees in this job classification are responsible for keeping up to date on current technology, as job appropriate, being used by Oak Ridge Waste.
    • * Any additional job duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor..

    WORK ENVIRONMENT:Works in a variety of environment conditions, including wide temperature and weather variations including heat, cold, snow, rain, wind; noise and vibrations, fumes, odors and dust.



    1. * Be able to follow safe operating practices.
    2. * Be able to learn and use interpersonal skills relating to good customer service
    3. * Be able and willing to work in a team environment
    4. * Be able to read, write and comprehend reports well enough to complete daily assignments.
    5. Special Considerations/Physical Work Requirements: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    6. Physically able to push or pull independently (unassisted) 50 pounds between 800 and 1000 times a day
    7. Physically able to lift independently (unassisted) 50 pounds from the ground to waist height between 800 and 1000 times a day
    8. Physically able to get up and down from the cab of a commercial motor vehicle between 800 and 1000 times a day
    9. Physically able to bend at the waist and knees between 800 and 1000 times a day
    10. Physically able to work 8 to 12 hours in extreme weather conditions(heat, cold, rain and snow)
    11. Ability to ride on the outside of the truck while servicing residential customers in low MPH areas


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies work procedures and instructions.
    • Conform to all safety rules and use all the appropriate safety equipment
    • Operate any equipment authorized to complete your job.
    • Perform related duty as needed by supervisor
    • Follow companies OSHA safety procedures. Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman, Manager or Safety Manager
    • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.


    • To perform this job successfully , an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
    • Must be able to work independently
    • Able to work in a team environment
    • Must be able to follow instructions

    American with Disability Specifications:

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • While performing this job the employee is regularly requires to stand. The employee frequently is required to use fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk and hear.
    • The employee must regularly lift and or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and or move up to 30 pounds, and occasionally lift and or move 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain , snow and extreme heat near moving mechanical parts.

    Work Environment:

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally workers near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
    • At times there can be unpleasant odors that can develop around you.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    Personal Protective Equipment

    PPE is available at request when required by your job duties.

    Outside Sales Representative

    Position Summary

    The outside sales representative is responsible for selling new or additional services to existing and potential customers in an assigned service area. The outside sales representative is responsible for identifying and generating leads, proactively prospecting and selling commercial, industrial and recycling services to new customers. The outside sales representative is also responsible for building, maintaining and growing long-term relationships with existing clients and meeting targeted sales and retention goals.

    Essential Job Functions


    Position Qualifications

    Skills & Knowledge

    • Strong interpersonal and strategic selling and negotiation skills
    • Skilled deployment of proposals and ability to execute service agreements
    • Maintains strong and active listening skills; gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made and language used, asks questions when appropriate, and allows others fully state their ideas before jumping in
    • Must be high energy, friendly and engaging; has excellent persuasion skills; can persuade others to change their minds or behavior
    • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and formal presentation skills
    • Proficient use of Office 365 and related platforms
    • Demonstrated organizational, oral, written, and listening skills
    • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal, in a way the customer can understand
    • Prepare and submit all administrative paperwork for customer set up, account changes and commissions
    • Demonstrate effective time management skills


    Minimum 3 years “Business to Business” sales


    Associates degree in Business Administration or sales and Marketing is preferred

    Other Requirements

    • Valid Drivers license
    • Ability to lift 40lbs

    Other Duties

    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


    We offer excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and a 401(k) Plan

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This position is full-time. Some flexibility in hours is permitted, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


    Occasional overnight travel may be required for training.