Jun 23, 2022

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will be expected to manage day-to-day activities of all drivers and dispatchers. We are looking for a person who is self-motivated and has strong organizational and time-management skills. The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing on-route hauling operations and ensuring all routes are completed safely and efficiently while meeting customer needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the drivers and dispatch department (team of 45-50 people)
  • Provide coaching, training, and motivation to new and existing drivers and dispatchers
  • Assess work performance – rewarding and disciplining employees
  • Develop and execute safety goals for the drivers along with the driver trainer
  • Conduct on-route inspections and audits to ensure proper work procedures
  • Accident and incident investigations
  • Utilize industry specific software to analyze driver performance and efficiency
  • Redesigning collection routes to accommodate growth and improve on-route productivity and efficiency
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with and within each department


  • Experience managing 20+ people, 2-3 years experience (minimum requirement)
  • Proficient in computer applications (Microsoft Windows)
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Additional skills for consideration:

  • Previous experience in the garbage and recycling industry
  • Familiarity with routing and logistics
  • Overall knowledge of equipment used in our operations
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)

We are looking for a person who will thrive in this position and will fit in with our company culture.

Benefit Package:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision. Monthly premium is paid in full by the company for the employee and their dependents. Medical starts on the 1st of the month, following date of hire.
  • 401k and profit-sharing plan
  • Paid holidays (holidays worked on a rotational basis with other team members)
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave

Wages: Starting $80k. Negotiable based on experience.

Pride Disposal Company supports a drug-free work environment and requires pre-employment drug screening. Random drug screens are also done on a quarterly basis.

Our company application must be completed to be considered for this job. Please do not just send your resume.

Completed applications can be emailed, faxed (503-625-6179), or delivered to our office. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8-4:30, located at 13980 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Sherwood, Oregon.

Pride Disposal & Recycling Co. is an equal opportunity employer. We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion are critical to our success. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of our qualifications as described.

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