Job Opening: Facility Manager

January 21, 2016

Job Opening: Facility Manager

Status:  Exempt

General Job Description:

Manage the day-to-day operations of a single-stream recycling program owned by five municipal governments which comprise the governing body of Authority; monitor the recycling market and interact key organizations purchasing the type of recycled materials collected by the Authority; developing, facilitating, and participating in public education efforts; developing new and different sources of recycling materials and markets to sell in; developing proposed operating budgets and monitoring expenditures; the position entails day-to-day involvement in all the physical aspects of the materials recycling facility (MRF) operation.

Reporting Relationships:

The Manager shall report to the Chair of the WWRA and be responsible to the Board of Directors.  In the absence of the Chair, the Manager shall report to the Vice-Chair.

Job Duties:


  • Attends all WWRA Board and Committee meetings;
  • Develop and administer a budget approved by the Board of Directors;
  • Maintain program operations within the established budget, presenting data and supporting documentation for any deviation from the adopted budget.
  • Manage all programs of the WWRA in a cost effective manner, with the goal of operating a self-sustaining Authority;
  • The Manager is expected to be on hand site 81/2 hours per day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, the Manager is expected to work weekends as needed to ensure smooth operations, complete needed repairs, participate in second shift operations or inspect facilities, additional hours may be required.
  • Inspects buildings, equipment, grounds and facilities for proper maintenance, needed repairs, and improvements;
  • Initiates, directs and is involved in routine maintenance;
  • Purchases materials and supplies for necessary repairs, within guidelines and policies established by the WWRA Board;
  • Maintain current knowledge and advises WWRA Board of all solid waste rules and pending legislation, hazardous waste handling and disposal laws, worker right-to-know laws, and any other legislation enacted or pending which may impact the WWRA;
  • Develops and implements new programs within the WWRA as approved by the Board of Directors in a cost effective manner.
  • Prepares grant proposals with Board consent, which further or expand the WWRA programs;
  • All other duties as assigned by the WWRA Board.


  • Establish and maintain a workplace that is:
    • safe
    • productive
    • recognizes the potential of each employee
    • distributes work tasks fairly
  • Ensure that employees understand their daily responsibilities and expected schedules to accomplish required tasks on time;
  • Coordinate operations with officials and supervisors of prison camp workers;
  • Keep the Assistant Manager fully informed of operations and intended schedules to ensure smooth day-to-day operations;
  • Develops employee job descriptions in cooperation with the Assistant Manager and with WWRA Board approval;
  • Sets annual goals for employees, evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of work, and provides an Annual Report to the WWRA Board on staff employment;
  • Hires new employees in coordination with the Assistant Manager;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Manager, develops training documents for employees in all areas of service and implements training schedules for each new employee and ensures that training is completed;  
  • Provides safety training for all employees and ensures safe operating procedures are maintained on a daily basis;
  • Follows a personnel manual approved by the WWRA Board;
  • Follows all employee rules without deviation whether they are Federal, State or local.

Communication/Coordination/Record Keeping

  • Communicates with outside parties verbally and in writing in a professional manner;
  • Composes correspondence, maintains records and prepares reports to provide documentation to the WWRA Board relative to budget compliance, material sales, material quantities collected, expenditures and a balance sheet for the month of costs versus sales revenues in each recycling commodity category;
  • Acts as liaison between the Authority and each member unit of government;
  • Interfaces with various service groups, government or private, that are contracted to provide maintenance, equipment, supplies, and support manpower so that operations continue in a smooth and effective manner;
  • In conjunction with the Education Committee, prepares and promotes educational materials, logos and signage, programs seminars, advertisements, and news releases to promote the WWRA programs.


At least two years of school beyond high school, providing a certificate or transcript.


Five years experience working in a materials recycling facility, two years in a supervisor/manager capacity or equivalent, is preferred.


A CDL license preferred.


  • Knowledge of solid waste disposal rules and regulations;
  • Knowledge of occupational, safety, and health hazards associated with a recycling facility;
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and reporting capital outlay;
  • Ability to develop time, labor, and material costs reports;
  • Ability to train, supervise and coordinate the work of employees;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude;
  • The ability to bend, stoop, reach or stand, sometimes for extended periods and on a daily basis;
  • Ability to climb ladders and on top of machinery;
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 60 lbs