GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB Under direct supervision, drives trucks, picks up refuse, operates equipment and performs manual work functions associated with Solid Waste collection, as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Operates a variety of equipment and machinery used in department projects and activities, which may include a dump truck (16,00 GVW), backhoe, solid waste truck (rear loader), trash truck, dump truck, (1 ton), pickup truck, transfer station controls, tub grinder, weed eater, leaf machine, chipper, chain saw, shovel, rake, pitch fork, broom, mechanic’s tools, and radio communications equipment.
Performs various tasks associated with solid waste operations in adherence with applicable city, county, and state codes, which may include collecting garbage from 175-500 residences and businesses a day, unloading garbage trucks at ramp, inspecting trucks before and after each load, preparing/utilizing chemical/insecticides, lifting discarded appliances and furniture, and picking up trash and dead animals.
Performs various manual tasks associated with department activities, which may include shoveling materials, loading/unloading materials, lifting/moving heavy materials, and picking up debris/litter.
Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fuel levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, monitoring equipment operations to maintain safety and efficiency; reports faulty equipment. Each morning performs preventive inspections according to checklist. Checks lights, brakes, fluids and tires. Completes vehicle inspection form to ensure vehicle can be safely operated or to secure mechanic’s assistance in repairs.
Prepares or completes various forms, correspondence, reports, logs, or other documents.
Receives various forms, reports, work orders, maps, or other documentation, reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
Maintains responsibility for keeping work area in a clean and safe operating condition at all times.