Name: Gale Greer
Business: Solid Waste Division for city of Lompoc
Location: South terminus of Avalon Road
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
What is your job title?
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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