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Job title: Equipment Operator I - EWS
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: 2015-4122
Date posted: 06/12/15
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. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
1) 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.
2) Remove and transport solid waste or recyclable materials for city residents, waste water treatment plants, and commercial businesses to transfer stations or landfill.
3) Maintain safe and efficient operation of solid waste collection and transport equipment and vehicles.
4) Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
5) Keep work location and vehicle in order.
6) Respond to customer relations problems.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment
The incumbent drives a vehicle from stop to stop and frequently exits and enters vehicle while collecting solid waste and/or recycling 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 Qualifications
• Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency
• 1 year related experience
• Class B Commercial Driver’s License
• Must obtain Class A within 6 months after hire date
• Ability to lift 50 pounds or more several times daily
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications
Education/ Experience:
• 1-3 years experience operating equipment related to solid waste

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• General knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
• General knowledge of relevant traffic laws
• General knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment
• Skill to operate controls for required equipment
• 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

Licenses and Certifications
• Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License
• Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire
• Primarily operates one of the following pieces of equipment: Bobcat Skid Loader, Brush Long Truck, Rear-Loader, Recycling truck, Roll-Off truck

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