Landfill Operator - Mervin, SK

Field Operations

Saskatchewan, Canada

Tervita is a leading environmental solutions provider. Our integrated earth, water, waste and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact, maximizing returns.™ Our dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government and communities. Safety is our highest priority: it influences our actions and shapes our culture.

Why Work for Tervita?

  • Competitive wages and comprehensive benefit plan
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Industry - leading experience
  • A culture that puts safety first

Position Summary: 

We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Landfill Operator for our Mervin, SK Landfill site. The position is 5 days on 2 days off (Monday – Friday) 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As an Operator you are responsible for the competent handling and disposal of waste, maintaining and implementing safe work procedures consistent with regulatory requirements.  You will also have excellent customer service skills as you will be interacting with customers, truck drivers and other Tervita departments. 


Site Operations

  • Responsible for knowing and following the Standard Operating Procedures and mastering critical tasks;
  • Basic understanding of Regulatory and Operating Approvals such as waste classification, materials that can and cannot be accepted at site, and general operating parameters;
  • Competent handling and disposal of waste in compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Maintaining and implementing safe work procedures;
  • Tracking waste volumes in Tervita software applications. 

Customer Service

  • Responsible to develop and understand the foundation building of the Tervita culture of Superior Customer Service towards our Internal & External customers;
  • Provide disposal costs to customers. 

Environment Health & Safety

  • Ability to fill out and issue safe work permits per Lead Op and or Landfill Manager direction;
  • Near Miss/Hazard ID and Incident identification and reporting;
  • Know and follow the ERP, three levels of emergency, and Tervita Policies;
  • Operate in a safe manner according to the Health and Safety Manual;
  • Basic understanding of Environment and Regulatory compliance;
  • Applicable Safety Courses as set out in the HSE Manual. 


  • Should have a mechanical background;
  • Heavy equipment operational experience would be an asset;
  • Any level Operator, as per Pathways Program, would be an asset;
  • Must be self-motivated and able to function in a team environment;
  • Basic computer knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and email is required;
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license;
  • Grade 12 Education or equivalent required.

Tervita Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender/sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, the basis of genetic information or any other group protected by Federal or Provincial law or local ordinance.

Applicants who are extended an employment offer will be required to complete a pre-employment check. All employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of this pre-employment process.