Sanitation Equipment Operator
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(Which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Drives sanitation vehicles to collect commercial or residential garbage and refuse, bulk waste or clean City streets as assigned on designated route.
- Performs daily routine preventive maintenance and servicing (e.g., refuels, checks fluid levels, hoses, signal operation, brakes, and lights) and refers major repairs.
- Follows safety practices when working; supports and actively participates in the City’s safety programs.
- Responds to inquiries, requests and complaints in an appropriate manner.
- Hauls garbage and refuse to the landfill.
- Assists other routes in completion of work.
- Knowledge of operation of a variety of sanitation equipment and vehicles including commercial or residential packers, street sweepers and cranes.
- Knowledge of health and safety regulations related to solid waste collection and disposal.
- Knowledge of City maps, routes and geography.
- Knowledge of operation of garbage trucks.
- Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
- Knowledge of customer service practices.
- Skill in performing heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time in all weather extremes.
- Skill in following oral and written directions.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Eighth grade education and one (1) year related work experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Commercial driver’s license, Class B is required.
Last revision date: October 2001