Compost Facility Manager

Essential Functions:

Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for operating, repairing and maintaining Overton Environmental Enterprises Inc.’s Organic Resource Management Facility; implement policies and procedures.

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in the operations, maintenance, repair and construction of compost facility activities, infrastructure, equipment, grounds, and land

Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modification; prepare various reports on operations and activities.

Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Assist in estimating and scheduling work to be done and in determining type and quantities needed for such work.

Assist in project management.

Develop and maintain preventative maintenance, asset and equipment inventory programs.

Supervise the use of special equipment involved in composting.

Maintain accurate and up-to-date records and conduct monitoring and testing programs as required by state and federal laws and regulations.

Coordinate work unit safety program including ensuring that training is provided as appropriate.

Provide training for staff in the full range of compost facility operations, maintenance, repair, and construction.

Oversee operation of a full range of heavy and light equipment as needed such as grinders, screens, windrow turners, backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, and various trucks.

Provide technical advice and assistance to subordinate staff.

Maintain time, material, and equipment use records.

Requisition supplies and materials.

Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the stakeholders using principles of good customer service.

Marginal Functions:

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

Materials, methods, practices, equipment operations and elements of compost facility operations.

Types and level of operations, maintenance and repair activities generally performed in a compost operation.

Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.

Principles and practices of budget monitoring.

Principles and practices of safety management.

Pertinent local, provincial and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.

Pertinent sections of health and safety, labour codes, and provincial and federal laws and regulations pertaining to compost facility operations.

Word processing and spreadsheet applications, and Internet usage necessary for job performance.

Report writing.

Cost accounting.

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Ability to:

Organize, implement and direct compost facility operations and activities.

Plan, estimate, direct, coordinate, schedule and review the work of others.

Operate and maintain equipment and tools used in the field.

Identify and implement effective courses of action to complete assigned work.

Development and monitoring of budgets.

Coordinate work assignments with other divisions, departments, agencies and volunteer groups.

Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.

Keep records and make reports.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contracted in the course of work.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Three years of increasingly responsible experience involving solid waste, recycling, or composting program operations or related construction, repair and maintenance work, including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel. Related experience in compost facility operations is highly desirable.


Post Secondary Diploma (required)

Assets: Cass 1, MSDS, First Aid

License or Certificate:

Valid Manitoba driver’s License (required), compost operators course certificate (non-essential)

Mobility: occasional performance of manual labor; frequent standing for long period of time; frequent bending and squatting. Lifting: frequent lifting up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting up to 75 pounds.
Vision: constant use of overall vision. Dexterity: frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions.
Emotional/ Psychological: frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone.

Environmental: frequent exposure to loud noise; frequent exposure to chemicals, fumes, and other environmental substances.


Work is performed in a typical outdoor environment on a year-round basis subject to typical street or field noise and environment including exposure to loud equipment and machinery; exposure to exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gasses, wastewater biosolids and potentially hazardous chemicals. Position requires occasional overtime or weekend work and travel is rare.

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