Dispatcher - Waste Collections

Waste Management - Lombard, IL (30+ days ago)3.5

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary
Communicates back and forth with Waste Management Drivers to assist with problem resolution while on route for residential, commercial and roll-off lines of business. Handles incoming service orders, directs drivers, and resolves service issues. Interacts with customers that includes Waste Management customer service, sales, and operational staff (i.e. Route Managers, Mechanics etc.). Uses Waste Management proprietary software to enter ticket information and track activity. Some initial travel (up to 15%) may be required to assist with centralization efforts.
Ideal candidate is able to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple screens/apps and formulate solutions to challenges on their own after the initial training period. Shifts vary but you will have a set shift likely starting between 6am-9am. 3-5 hours of OT possible each week(not guaranteed). Starting pay $18.36 per hour.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Dispatches drivers to calls as they are received, using information on customer needs, drivers’ locations and loads, and daily factors to balance cost and speed of response

Works with routing specialists, route managers, and the service department to optimize routes

Assists in determining daily level of driver staffing to provide best mix of responsiveness and productivity

Assigns routes and service tickets to appropriate Drivers throughout the day and for the next day; close service tickets each day

Handles fields incoming calls and e-mails from customer service and sales department; manages requests for pick-up or container delivery and ensuring same-day service

Initiates outbound calls to customers while drivers are on-site/location, resolving pick-up and other issues

Troubleshoots and resolves potential delivery and pick-up problems before they result in service issues

Ensures same-day service on missed pick-ups by coordinating Driver movement in the field

Records and documents information from Drivers and distributes to appropriate departments

Communicates with maintenance shop personnel and serves as an emergency point of contact for down wires and other issues

III. Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education/Experience

Education: High School Diploma or GED (accredited).

Experience: 6 months of relevant work experience

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Computer skills with ability to handle multiple programs and systems

Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally via e-mail, telephone, and 2 way devices

Must have the desire and ability to learn Waste Management proprietary software applications

V. Work Environment
Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;

Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than __ pounds rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;

Normal setting for this job is: office setting.

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

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I understand that applying to this job indicates that I have the legal right to work in the United States. I agree to perform physical duties of this position as outlined in the job with or without reasonable accommodations. I understand that if offered the position, I will be required to pass a drug screen.