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SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

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 with residents.
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 required.

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 required.

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 department.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Two-way radio, maps, navigation system aids. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) software and hardware. Route optimization aids (Navigation Hardware).

Working Conditions
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.

Physical Demands
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.

Mental Demands
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 simultaneously.

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