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Faces of LCSWMA: Weighmaster

September 18, 2014 ·

In our new blog series, “Faces of LCSWMA,” we take you behind-the-scenes and introduce you to some of the staff who keep our facilities operating with excellence. In this post, you’ll meet Adam Campbell, Weighmaster at our Frey Farm Landfill and learn about the importance of the Weighmaster position at each of our sites.

Adam previously worked in the construction and plumbing fields, but desired a more fulfilling career and joined LCSWMA as a Compliance/Maintenance Officer at the Frey Farm Landfill (FFLF) when he was an eager 21-year old. With a can-do attitude, Adam worked his way into the Weighmaster position, after the former Scale House Operator retired following 25 years of service.

FFLF Manger, Bob Eshbach, describes Adam as a “good worker with a positive attitude” who “gets along well with everyone and is eager to help out wherever he is needed in order to get the job done.”

As Weighmaster, Adam is responsible for ensuring that all trucks are weighed-in at the facility in a safe manner, preventing unauthorized types of waste from being delivered to the site, directing customers to the appropriate drop-off area, as well as performing various other jobs, including truck driver, heavy equipment operator and other compliance and facility maintenance tasks as needed.  

In order to become a Weighmaster in Pennsylvania, Adam had to obtain his Weighmaster License from the Department of Agriculture. He trained during lunch breaks and on Saturdays, learning how to use PC Scales (a data management system), handling monetary transactions and ensuring the amount of material coming into the FFLF does not exceed the permitted amount of 2,000 tons per day.

As the first person who greets customers, Adam understands the importance of customer service and is constantly working to ensure both residents and haulers have a pleasant experience and are weighed-in and out in a timely manner.

Adam values working for LCSWMA and loves his job. He says, “The Authority has a really positive work environment. I’ve never worked for a company that really cares for its employees the way LCSWMA does.”

Next time you’re dropping off a load of trash at the Frey Farm Landfill, say hello to Adam as you pass over the scales and let him know you saw this article. 

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