City of Garland, TX

Equipment Operator I - (Long Truck)

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/20/2020 10:36 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
EWS - Delivery
Target Hiring Range
$15.75/hr - $21.59/hr
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 long truck in the Brush Division (Class A Required). Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.


Target Hiring Range: $15.03/hr - $18.14/hr


Essential Job Functions

  1. Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the equipment and/or facilities such as Transfer Station or RecyclingCenter in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  2. Remove and transport solid waste or recyclable materials for city residents, 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.


Minimum Education & Work Experience

Level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency
6 months related experience
Class A Commercial Driver’s License
Ability to lift 50 pounds or more 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:     

  • 1-3 years experience operating equipment related to solid waste


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
  • General knowledge of relevant traffic laws
  • General knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment
  • Skill to operate controls for required equipment
  • 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 A Commercial Driver's License
Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire
Primarily operates one of the following pieces of equipment: Brush Long Truck, Rear-Loader, Knuckle Boom.

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent drives a vehicle from stop to stop and frequently exits and enters vehicle while collecting brush and bulky items; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. 10 hours drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents.


Customer Service
Self Development
Technical Skills


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