City of Garland, TX

Equipment Operator I - (Front Loader)

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/9/2020 3:44 PM)
Job ID
2020-6423
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
EWS - Delivery
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for operating a variety of solid waste vehicles to collect and transport solid waste and recycling materials to the transfer station and/or landfill for disposal on a daily basis. Primarily responsible for operating a Front-Load truck, plus demonstrated proficiency with at least two other pieces of solid waste equipment (Roll-Off, Fork Truck). Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

 

Target Hiring Range: $15.75/hr - $21.59/hr

 

Essential Job Functions

1. Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the equipment and/or facilities such as Transfer Station or Recycling Center in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
2. Remove and transport solid waste or recyclable materials for city residents, waste water treatment plants, and commercial businesses to transfer stations or landfill.
3. Maintain safe and efficient operation of solid waste collection and transport equipment and vehicles.
4. Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
5. Keep work location and vehicle in order.
6. Respond to customer relations problems.
7. Assist disabled residents and customers with refuse container removal as needed

 

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
3 years related experience with a variety of solid waste collection and transport vehicles
Class B Commercial Driver’s License
Ability to lift 50 pounds several times daily
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

 

Education/ Experience:     

  • Six months additional training past the high school level
  • 3-5 years experience with a variety of solid waste and other automotive equipment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
  • Considerable knowledge of relevant traffic laws
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment
  • Skill to operate controls for required equipment; with greater dexterity than an Equipment Operator I level
  • Ability to properly use, operate and care for tools, equipment and materials
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment
  • Ability to read and understand vehicle operator’s manual
  • Ability to read and use city maps and documentation

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class B Commercial Driver's license
Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire
Certified to operate Front End Loader
May primarily operate one and able to operate two or more of the following pieces of equipment: Roll-off truck & Fork Truck; and may be qualified to operate one piece of the following equipment: Automated Side-Loader, Tractor Trailer, Rear Loader, or Knuckle Boom truck

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works primarily in a vehicle while loading solid waste and recyclable materials; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. 8-10 hours drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents

Competencies

Models Organizational Values
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Communication
Problem Solving
Dependability
Adaptability/ Flexibility
Productivity
Quality
Technical Skills
Work Environment Safety
Teamwork
Managing Conflict
Negotiation Skills

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