Gale Greer

Gale Greer has been landfill supervisor for the city of Lompoc for eight months. He has worked at landfills in Lompoc, San Luis Obispo and Gaviota

Name: Gale Greer

Business: Solid Waste Division for city of Lompoc

Location: South terminus of Avalon Road

Phone: 875-8024

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

What is your job title?

Landfill supervisor.

Would you describe your job?

I’m a working supervisor. I supervise the guys and also run the equipment. I test the water wells, the gas wells and just keep the place clean. I document hours, vacation times, sick leave times, whatever has to do with personnel. I document the hours on all the equipment. I schedule appointments for maintenance to be done on the equipment.

How long have you had the job?

I’ve been with the landfill for four years. The supervisor job, I’ve been doing for eight months. I’ve also worked at Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo and Tajiguas Landfill near Gaviota.

How did you get the job?

I found out about the job through the newspaper and through people who work here. I applied, took the test and went through the panel interview and equipment test. I got the highest score on the tests and was appointed the job.

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What do you like most about doing your job?

I’ve lived here all my life. I like the fact that I’m helping in the community, doing a community service. I take a lot of pride in this place. It’s my responsibility making sure this place runs smoothly and looks nice. With the wind and the rain that sometimes get a little hard. I enjoy my job very much.

What do you find most challenging?

I find the paperwork and the computer challenging. I’m more of an out-in-the-field type guy. I’ve been learning more about the computer. I’m getting better at it.

What do you do in your spare time?

I’m a drummer. I play drums at Trinity Church here in Lompoc three nights a week. I restore old farm tractors. My dad and I get together on Saturdays. We go out of town, to different ranches and look for old tractors. We fix them up and sell them. We take them to tractor shows and parades. We go to the Old Days in Los Alamos and to Tulare for the big farm show up there.

Is there anything you want to add?

About my employees, I really appreciate everything they do. They’re a great bunch of guys.

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