Help Wanted: Transfer Station Manager - Canterbury, NH

August 30, 2022


The Town of Canterbury is seeking a team player to fill the position of Transfer Station Manager/Highway Dept. employee. This is a Full-Time position.  This position is responsible to supervise the acceptance of trash and recyclable material and general overall operation of the Transfer Station.


  • Receives trash and recyclables.
  • Assists the public in participation of the recycling program.
  • Performs and assigns duties associated with the operation and cleaning of the Transfer Station.
  • Enforces rules and regulations pertaining to the use and operation of the Transfer Station.
  • Operates a light truck, loader, and forklift.
  • Operates the trash compactor, glass crusher, balers.
  • Performs clerical duties for the Transfer Station.
  • Supervises Transfer Station Attendants.
  • Maintains the building and grounds. To include mowing town property and cemeteries, snow removal operations and light maintenance to all town buildings.
  • Performs clerical duties for the Transfer Station.
  • Participates in construction, reconstruction and maintenance of town streets, highways, bridges, sidewalks, storm sewers culverts, drainage systems and pavement markings, consistent with the department’s needs.


  • Knowledge of the functions and operation of the Transfer Station.
  • Knowledge of the work hazards and safety practices relating to solid waste operations.
  • Knowledge of the federal, state and local rules and regulations for Solid Waste Operations.
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public.
  • Ability to understand, follow, and give both oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of town policies and procedures, ordinances and state and federal statutes.
  • Knowledge of public works construction, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of town geography, streets and zoned areas.
  • Knowledge of the standards by which the quality of public works service is evaluated.
  • Knowledge of light and heavy equipment application, maintenance and operation, building and grounds maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Skill in working multiple and concurrent projects.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment, such as computer and calculator, relevant software such as word processing, data base programs, spreadsheets and G.I.S. programs preferred.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to organize time in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and files on equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to demonstrate good teamwork, interpersonal and customer service skills and attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, town officials, property owners, contractors, the business community, the general public, regional, state and federal officials.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a high school diploma or GED.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the job.
  • Principle operator certification.
  • DOT Medical Card
  • Maintain Principal Operator Status step 3 or above with NHDES, or ability to readily obtain certification.
  • Possession of, or ability to readily obtain, a valid driver's license issued by the State of New Hampshire for the type of vehicle or equipment operated (Commercial Driver's License, CDL-B).
  • Pass a drug and alcohol test.

For a complete Job Description, please visit the Town Website at

Please send resume to Town of Canterbury, PO Box 500, Canterbury, NH 03224. Or contact the Canterbury Town Office at 603-783-9955. Resumes can be emailed to