Environmental Services Collector - Solid Waste

  • City of Auburn, AL
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Environmental Services Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $17.65 - $21.07 Hourly USD

Job Description


This position is responsible for the collection of solid waste.


Performs collection and disposal duties. (70%)
o Drives a side- or rear-loading truck along a predetermined route to collect and haul solid waste for disposal.
o Loads and empties solid waste into truck.
o Transports solid waste to landfill for disposal.
o Maintains radio contact with Crew Leader regarding route changes and work orders.
o Assists with other manual labor duties as assigned.

Performs equipment maintenance duties. (20%)
o Performs routine maintenance on truck or other equipment; checks fluid levels.
o Informs appropriate personnel of needed repairs.
o Performs pre- and post-trip inspections.
o Washes and fuels truck on a regular basis.

Performs related duties. (10%)
o Demonstrates punctual, regular, and reliable attendance.
o Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions.
o Provides innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures and/or resolve workplace issues.
o Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of collection procedures and routes.
• Knowledge of local geography and streets.
• Knowledge of preventive maintenance techniques as related to division equipment and vehicles.
• Skill in the operation of solid waste collection equipment and other related equipment.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others.


The Crew Leader - Solid Waste assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include traffic laws, City of Auburn personnel and safety policies, supervisory instructions, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission statements. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related duties in the collection and transport of solid waste. Inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
• The purpose of this position is to participate in the collection of solid waste. Success in this position contributes to the safe and efficient management of solid waste.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers and members of the general public.
• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.


• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds and occasionally lifts heavy objects weighing 24 or more pounds. The employee utilizes the sense of smell.
• The work is typically performed outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.




• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education; and
• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
• Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Auburn, Alabama United States View Map