search by region
Pacific-West West Central Mid-West South-East North-East
  • Region
Pacific-West West Central Mid-West South-East North-East
  • Location
  • to search by radius, close this filter and enter a zip code in the search box above
  • Compensation
  • Type
  • Category

Field Operator/Driver Garbage to Garden +3 more

  • Date Posted May 16, 2022
  • Location Portland, ME
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description LOCALLY INSPIRED, COMMUNITY DRIVEN. Founded in 2012 and based in Portland, Maine, Garbage to Garden is the beloved curbside composting service that offers a convenient way to recycle food scraps, including meat, dairy and bones, to be used to renew our local soil.

Today, Garbage to Garden is the most successful market-based curbside composting company in the Northeast, servicing over 10,000 households, schools, restaurants, businesses, and events throughout Maine and Massachusetts. The ethos of Garbage to Garden is rooted in the spirit of sustainability and supporting the local economy while making composting accessible and approachable as possible for all. 

We're a group of talented, hard-working, and passionate people and we are always looking for more go-getters ready to change our community for the better. With 24 full-time employees, we have the benefits of a large corporation and the family-like atmosphere of a start-up company.
Job description

$3,000 sign on bonus!

We're looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working individual to join our team as Field Operator (Driver) to help us serve the growing number of Maine households and businesses composting with us.

Field Operators are professionals trained to operate a truck and trailer on independent collection routes. The right candidate is someone who is ready to start early each day, work hard, and take pride in their daily accomplishments knowing they left the world a little better off than when they started. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Operates vehicle and performs all tasks in accordance with Garbage to Garden Official Standards and safety rules, OSHA, and DOT as well as all local, state and federal laws.
  • Performs pre- and post-trip inspections of assigned vehicle and documents utilizing the DVIR.
  • Follows route assignments as directed and completes end of day documentation and check out process.
  • Performs all duties as scheduled by Manager or Dispatch and assists other field operators as directed.
  • Attends and participates in all scheduled training programs and meetings as required by Garbage to Garden or Manager.
  • Works closely with Manager to improve route efficiencies and identify best practices.
  • Communicates customer requests to Dispatch.
  • Notifies Manager of any incidents, accidents, or property damage.
  • Notifies Dispatch of service interruptions.
  • Immediately reports all unsafe situations or service related issues to Dispatch.


  • Standard Class C driving license with a clean driving record, required for insurance purposes.
  • Preferred: Experience operating a trailer is preferred but not required.
  • Preferred: Experience operating a vehicle requiring CDL / a valid Class A or B CDL is a plus
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Capable motor coordination; arm, hand, legs.
  • Able to exert physical effort in handling (pushing, pulling, lifting, etc.) objects more than 75 pounds frequently.

Our benefits package includes 100% employer paid medical insurance, plus dental and vision insurance, a matching 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid time off, paid parental leave for all parents, wellness incentives, employee discounts, gear allowance, and discounted automotive repair.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Signing bonus

Work Location: One location

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
If you are not registered, you'll be prompted to do so. Don't worry, it's free! Deadlineno deadline

Share this job