SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
Company: City of Greenville
Posted on: January 10, 2021
SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - 0920 Salary $30,368.00 -
$43,033.60 Annually Location 475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC
Job Type Full Time Department PUBLIC WORKS Job Number 00475
Division SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING Closing 1/15/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Job Description Brief Description of the Job
As assigned, operates a variety of regular-drive solid waste
vehicles, to include Rear Loader Garbage Truck, Clam Truck,
Roll-Off Truck and Flatbed Truck in order to collect and dispose of
residential solid waste and recycling materials. Transports
materials to designated transfer station or disposal facility.
Complies with all safety guidelines including inspection of
equipment, use of personal protective equipment, following safe
practices, and reporting safety issues to the appropriate
supervisor(s). Assists other employees, departments, and interact
Job Duties Essential Functions
Operate Solid Waste Heavy Equipment (80%): Operate assigned vehicle
through residential and high traffic areas. When operating Clam
Truck, utilize and control a main boom/crane, telescopic extension,
grapple bucket with mechanical levers in performs of duties. When
operating a Roll-Off vehicle deliver empty roll-off containers to
proper locations and pickup full roll-off containers for proper
disposal utilizing hydraulic control levers and hooking and
unhooking winch cable serval times throughout the day. When
necessary, direct assigned helpers and maintain safe environment
and awareness of welfare of helpers. Utilize electronic display
screen which acts as a manual for operating the vehicle. Keep
records of the loads and tonnage weight for trips to disposal
facility. Utilize written hard copied or electronic directions to
follow and stay on route. Ensure truck is equipped with necessary
equipment for day`s assignment including hardhat, hearing and eye
protection, and rake.
Perform & Comply with Safety Measures (15%): Perform daily pre-and
post-trip vehicle inspections and maintain accurate vehicle log.
Inspect equipment prior to and after use in order to identify
needed maintenance and report needs to supervisor or Fleet
Division. Observe and listen to equipment during use to identify
malfunctions or parts in need of replacement. When necessary shut
down equipment to prevent further damage or hazards. Utilize proper
body mechanics and ergonomics in performance of work. Use operating
skills, learned safe practices and awareness of the surrounding
area to avoid injury or damage to persons or property. Utilize
spotters, flaggers or helpers as needed to maintain a safe working
environment. When potentially unsafe conditions are observed make
efforts to avoid or correct and notify responsible supervisor or
safety representative in a timely manner.
Manage Waste Disposal (5%): Assist with after-hours special events
waste collection. Convey basic information to the public when
approached with questions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent is
Experience: Under and including one year of experience operating
heavy equipment is required. Experience operating solid waste
collection vehicles is preferred.
Driver`s License Required: Must have or obtain a Commercial
Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain
a Class B South Carolina CDL with air brake provisions within 3
months of hire.
Certifications and Other Requirements: DOT Medical Card is
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires basic creative problem solving in the use
of equipment and material, or the application of techniques and
procedures. Guidelines and standards are available but independent
or original thinking is required to organize and execute assigned
work, refine procedures, techniques or concepts, or resolve
operational problems. While processes and methods may vary,
outcomes are typically predetermined. Work product primarily
affects processes and program/functional areas within the
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Two-way radio, maps,
navigation system aids. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
software and hardware. Route optimization aids (Navigation
Primary Work Location: Outdoors (residential collections).
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to
unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of
work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to
extreme temperature, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration.
Seasonal exposure to wetness and/or humidity. Occasional exposure
to mechanical hazards and chemical hazards.
Protective Equipment Required: Steel-toed shoes, hard hat, gloves
(optional), safety vest, and safety glasses.
Continuously requires fine dexterity, sitting, reaching, vision,
foot controls, hearing, twisting, and talking. Frequently requires
walking, handling, kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing, and
bending. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, carrying, and
crouching. Medium strength demands include exerting 20-50 pounds
occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts
constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree.
Frequently requires working closely with others as part of a team,
tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.
Occasionally requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks,
irregular schedule/overtime, and performing multiple tasks
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