Walters Recycling & Refuse
  • Blaine, MN, USA
  • Full Time

At Walters Recycling and Refuse we consider our services to go Beyond the Curb!  We believe that hiring qualified individuals for all positions within the company contributes to the overall strategic success in going Beyond the Curb!

Walters is a leading provider of waste collection and recycling services to both the public and private sectors in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. We are a family owned and operated business started in 1988 with a fleet of nearly 70 diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks and over 65,000 customers.

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working, customer-focused team player to help us achieve overall strategic success as a Transportation Manager. If you think you would be a good fit for our company, we would love to hear from you.


- Competitive rates

- Medical insurance, Free for employee only enrollments

- Dental insurance

- 401K with company match

- Paid holidays/vacation

- State of the art on board routing software

- Industry leading safety training

- Driver recognition program

- Uniforms

- Boot allowance



The main responsibilities of our Transportation Manager are in overseeing the collections activities in one or more lines of business in a geographically dispersed area. The Transportation Manager oversees drivers and helpers and works with the Director of Operations to provide the leadership within the assigned area and act as the liaison between customers, operations, drivers and the support team. Responsibilities include a deep focus on safety, providing outstanding service to our customers, driving efficiencies in order to increase productivity and support a culture of driving employee engagement. This position also ensures adherence to all safety and accident prevention programs and leads operations to ensure compliance with all environmental, operating, regulatory, accounting, ethics and other standards.


  • Create a collaborative, communicative team environment with the goal of driving team engagement with in the company.
  • Establish and communicate performance standards and objectives.
  • Monitor department work productivity, report on trends, recommend changes to improve work productivity and implement those changes.
  • Review payroll hours for work efficiency, monitoring overtime and ensuring accuracy.



  • Understand and provide leadership to achieve and communicate about safety goals and objectives.
  • Work to remove unsafe conditions or situations from drivers' routes.
  • Work with the sales team to identify and eliminate any unsafe conditions on new route or for new customers.
  • Partner with the fleet maintenance department to ensure all equipment remains in working order and in compliance with safety standards.
  • Oversee effective safety and accident prevention programs to ensure all reasonable actions are taken to prevent accidents and injuries; ensure a safe and productive work environment for all team members.
  • Conduct and/or attend/interact in periodic safety meetings to maintain favorable working relationships.



  • High school diploma or GED, bachelor's degree preferred
  • Two or more years of Transportation/Logistic experience required, demonstrating the ability to plan and supervise the work of others
  • Class A or B CDL license with air brakes endorsement
  • Computer savvy Microsoft Office proficient with the ability to learn and leverage routing systems to drive efficiencies.
  • Politeness, confidence, tact, patience and diplomacy while dealing with complex problems
  • Prior safety inspection/OBA experience preferred



  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs
  • Root Cause problem solving abilities
  • Effective and professional communications skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to anticipate business needs and plan accordingly to ensure that equipment, employee and fiscal resources are utilized in the most efficient manner
  • Ability to actively direct a large team.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and encourage team engagement
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