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City of Garland

General Information


Job title: Equipment Operator II - EWS
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: 2014-3746
Date posted: 08/25/14
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Position Summary:
Responsible for operating a variety of solid waste vehicles to collect and transport solid waste and recycling materials to the transfer station and/or landfill for disposal on a daily basis. Responsible for operating ancillary equipment requiring additional skills other than driving ability. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
-Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the equipment and/or facilities such as Transfer Station or Recycling Center in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
-Remove and transport solid waste or recyclable materials for city residents, waste water treatment plants, and commercial businesses to transfer stations or landfill.
-Maintain safe and efficient operation of solid waste collection and transport equipment and vehicles.
-Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
-Keep work location and vehicle in order.
-Respond to customer relations problems.
-May act as Field Training Officer for training new hires and cross-training existing EWS employees.
-Assist disabled residents and customers with refuse container removal as needed.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
Education/ Experience:
-Six months additional training past the high school level
-3-5 years experience with a variety of solid waste and other automotive equipment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
-Considerable knowledge of relevant traffic laws
-Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment
-Skill to operate controls for required equipment; with greater dexterity than an Equipment Operator I level
-Ability to properly use, operate and care for tools, equipment and materials
-Ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment
-Ability to read and understand vehicle operator’s manual
-Ability to read and use city maps and documentation

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:
The incumbent works primarily in a vehicle while loading solid waste and recyclable materials; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. 8-10 hours drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience:
-High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
-3 years related experience with a variety of solid waste collection and transport vehicles
-Class A Commercial Driver’s License
-Ability to lift 50 pounds several times daily
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses & Certifications:
-Valid Class A Commercial Driver's license or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
-Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire
-Certified to operate Automated Side-Loader, Front-Loader, Tractor Trailer and Drought, or Knuckle Boom Truck
-May primarily operate one and able to operate two or more of the following pieces of equipment: Bobcat Skid Loader, Brush Long truck, Rear-Loader, Recycling truck or Roll-off truck; and be qualified to operate one piece of the following equipment: Automated Side-Loader, Front-Loader, Tractor Trailer and Drought, or Knuckle Boom truck

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