Equipment Operator I - Solid Waste
- POSITION SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to provide for the removal of waste and recycling materials from customers. This is accomplished by operating heavy automotive and other equipment for collecting, transporting, and disposing of solid waste, yard waste and recycling materials from residential and commercial sources.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Pick up and empty refuse material into a refuse truck. Pick up brush, bulky items, and other debris and place into a refuse truck. Operate a mechanism for loading, compressing, and dumping refuse materials. Clean and perform minor maintenance on refuse vehicles as required in a safe manner. Perform related duties as assigned.
- REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires high school diploma or equivalent; Texas Commercial Driver's License; previous experience in the operation of refuse trucks preferred; knowledge of Federal and State traffic laws; ability to follow oral and written instructions. Requires ability to work in all weather conditions; push, pull and/or lift items weighing approximately 50 lbs. Subject to exposure to dust, fumes, vibration, noise, and dirty working conditions. Frequent sitting, standing, and some walking.
- LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Essential personnel may require 24-hour call-out for emergency or hazardous situations.