City of Garland, TX

Sanitation Driver I - (Side Loader)

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/20/2023 2:01 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Equipment Operators
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
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. Perform physically demanding duties during strenuous weather conditions. Primarily responsible for operating an automated Side Loader truck in the Residential Services Division. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.


Target Hiring Range: $16.90/hr - $20.50/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 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

 6 months 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:     

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • 1-3 years experience with a variety of solid waste and other automotive equipment


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 B Commercial Driver's license
 Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent drives a vehicle from stop to stop and frequently exits and enters vehicle while collecting solid waste and/or recycling materials; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outdoors with exposure to all types of weather conditions. 8-10 hours of drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents. Ability to lift and/or pull up to 50 pounds several times daily.


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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