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Wheelabrator Environmental Systems Inc. Scale Operator in Peekskill, New York

Job Title

Scale Operator


One Charles Point Ave, Peekskill, New York 10566

Job Description

Built on the principle that sustainable waste management is an integral part of our environmental and economic infrastructure, Wheelabrator Technologies is a vertically-integrated waste management company committed to delivering essential waste management solutions to the customers and communities we serve. owns or operates 43 strategically located assets in the U.S. and the U.K. including our and locations.

Wheelabrator is owned by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a business within the Macquarie Asset Management division of Macquarie Group and a global alternative asset manager focused on real estate, infrastructure, agriculture and energy assets. For more on Wheelabrator, please visit or or .

We currently have an opening for a Scale Operator at our power plant in Peekskill, NY.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for determining the correct gross, tare and net weights on fuel deliveries and proper sampling for moisture content on all loads of processed fuel and logs delivered to or shipped from the facility. The normal workweek is 40 hours and may include working every other Saturday, as well as some additional overtime depending on volume of fuel deliveries.

Principle Activities and Responsibilities

Ensures that trucks are properly positioned on scales for accurate weights.

Instruct the truck drivers on the proper unloading and sampling procedures. They also instruct the drivers where and how to properly dump loads to avoid plugging up the system.

Loading and unloading the samples in the wood drying oven and maintaining accuracy in the moisture content tests.

Visually inspect incoming material and perform quality control tests to maintain acceptable material standards.

Check the information on the driver's handtag to the information printed on the weight certificate to be certain that the information for all loads is accurate.

Sort and collate the tickets for each day's receipts before they are turned in to the office. They also complete the Daily Weighmaster Report to be turned in with the tickets and oven information each day.

Communicate with log yard and operations personnel to co-ordinate load destination and handling.

Maintain work area and equipment in a clean condition at all times.

Follow specific guidelines concerning plant emergency procedures.

Other duties include, but are not limited to:

Non-combustible Testing

Hull Testing

Bomb Calorimeter Testing

Assist Fuel Manager and Fuel Specialist in projects

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

Excellent organizational skills with ability to perform basic arithmetic calculation; strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to operate efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced and diversified work environment.

Basic typing/computer skills are necessary to operate the computerized scale system.

Ability to communicate with other personnel via intercom and two-way radio.

Basic knowledge of safety and standard operating procedures, recognize safety hazards and communicate effectively.

Be able to operate basic safety equipment, i.e. fire extinguisher, fire hoses; take part in safety meetings to achieve required training in Hazcom, Hazmat, fire suppression, First Aid, CPR, hearing conservation, and all other safety programs.

Work Environment

Scale operators may be required to work some weekends, holidays and overtime. Additional hours or shift changes are usually worked to cover vacations and illness.

Working conditions are subject to moderate to high noise, fumes, dust and other airborne particles, moving equipment, high and low air temperatures.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements:

Licenses as required by Local, State, Federal, Environmental and/or Health/Safety Regulatory agencies


At Wheelabrator Technologies, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Req Num


Full-Time or Part-Time


Wheelabrator Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Disability/Veteran