City of Enid

  • Solid Waste Services Commercial Operator

    Deadline for Applications
    Employee Group
    Work Schedule
    Routes worked 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Variable – 4:30a.m. until route completion
    Regular Full-Time
    USD $13.06/Hr.
    760 Solid Waste Services
  • Position Description




    POSITION TITLE: Commercial Operator                       DEPARTMENT: Solid Waste Services             


    POSITION CODE: 21-600                                             FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


    POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None                                  EMPLOYEE CLASS: AFSCME


    POSITION REPORTS TO: Solid Waste Supervisor, Solid Waste Foreman


    BLS COMPARABLE:     53-7081, Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

                                        53-3032, Truck Drivers, Heavy

    Leadership: Serves as lead worker for vehicle crew and provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building, and providing feedback.    


    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
    • Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check.
    • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
    • In accordance with 49 CFR 391.53, information regarding previous employers may be used for the purpose of investigating the applicant’s safety performance history within the previous three years. This includes general employment, accident, and drug/alcohol information.
    • In accordance with 49 CFR 393.23, a Motor Vehicle Report covering the previous three years will be obtained for the purpose of investigating the applicant’s driving history.
    • As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including random drug and alcohol testing.
    • Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class B CDL without an airbrake restriction and with an acceptable driving record.

    POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality of life to Enid residents through the efficient removal of waste refuse from commercial locations as designated by established stops.


    • Drive trucks along frequently changing routes defined by commercial stops, such as malls, alleys, schools, shopping areas, etc.       Memorize and recall stops or routes and number of times picked up per week. Follow specific customer pick-up requirements.
    • Manuever trucks in tight and limited spaces. Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that move, position, and raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies. Frequently operate levers that compress collected refuse.
    • May work alone or may be responsible for oversight of one collector to ensure compliance with City of Enid procedures and safety policies and prompt reporting of accidents, injuries, etc.
    • Drive to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled; use shovel to clean out debris behind blade.
    • Evaluate properly and improperly loaded commercial dumpsters and determine safe disposal in order to prevent vehicle damage, personal injury, and spillage.
    • Maintain awareness of surrounding power lines, buildings, and related overhead safety hazards that may conflict with operations of front- or rear-end loaders.
    • Serve as custodian of customers’ keys to access locked gates securing dumpsters.       Manually open gates. Use shovel to remove snow or ice that may prevent gates from opening.
    • Operate other specialized equipment to include clam shell, boom truck, and roll-off truck periodically. Connect and disconnect hoses and electricity when using the roll-off truck.
    • Inspect dumpsters, report conditions, and request welding for minor repairs.
    • Direct and assist collector in loading and unloading truck with mechanized equipment.
    • Communicate by radio with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and other maintenance problems.
    • Perform pre- and post-shift inspection of vehicle. Check oil, grease mechanisms, and wash and fuel vehicle.
    • Clean, inspect, and service trucks and compactor bodies after routes have been completed. Fill out required reports for defective equipment or vehicular damage.
    • Keep records of current stops, delinquent stops, damaged or blocked dumpsters, mileage, hours, etc.
    • Talk with commercial customers and business owners to resolve minor customer concerns and refer customer complaints or questions to Public Services and report problems to supervisor.
    • Provide assistance to other departments as needed.
    • Perform other duties as required.


    • Commercial customer waste refuse is picked up in a timely, efficient and safe manner.
    • Effective customer service skills are demonstrated.
    • Knowledge of commercial route is demonstrated.
    • The Collection vehicle is clean and well maintained.
    • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
    • Effective working relations exist with co-workers, supervisors and other City personnel.
    • New employees are assisted.
    • The City’s professional reputation is maintained.



    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:                  High school diploma or equivalent preferred. One-year previous truck or equipment driving experience is preferred.


    CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:                  Valid Oklahoma Class B CDL without air brake restriction.

                                                                Completion of Solid Waste Defensive Driving (within one year).


    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:                    Mechanical — Knowledge of motor vehicles including air brakes and hydraulics.


    Specialized — General comprehension of ordinances regulating refuse disposal. General working knowledge of city streets.


    SKILLS/ABILITIES:                              Ability to identify hazardous materials.

                                                                Ability to work independently.

                                                                Ability to maneuver truck in tight and limited spaces.

    Accurate and attentive to detail.

    Ability to assist and support others.

    Proficient ability to operate packer, front-end loader, roll off, and boom trucks as well as other trucks and sanitation equipment as necessary.



    FINGER DEXTERITY:                      Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.

    VISUAL ABILITIES:                          Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus and judge distances.


    PHYSICAL STRENGTH:                   PDC Level: Very Heavy Employee lifts/carries 50 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or over 1-100 times a day). Requires a push/pull exertion of force of 100 lbs occasionally. Very heavy physical activity required performing strenuous daily activities. Frequent stepping up and down; bending and stooping, balancing; and carrying and lifting weight over distance. Periodic shoveling. Prolonged sitting while operating vehicle.


    LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:     Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to determine locations on a city map.


    REASONING ABILITY:                     Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                 Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding and subtracting two digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of money and weight or distance measurement.

    WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:      Variable – 4:30a.m. until route completion

                                                    Routes worked 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.

    Overtime, weekend work, and most holidays.

    Attendance at safety meetings.


    Other – Variable lunch break in coordination with co-workers and route locations.

    WORK CONDITIONS:                Outdoors but in an enclosed vehicle with periodic exposure to weather conditions (rain, heat, snow, wind, etc.) and extremes in temperature.


    Noise level:                             Loud. Hearing protection as required.


    Other work conditions:             Danger of overhead electrical line contact.

    Work near moving mechanical parts.

    Work in high volume traffic areas.

    Work on uneven surfaces.

                                                    Exposure to noxious odors, airborne particles, chemicals, etc.






    4-6 years related work experience.

    7+ years related work experience.

    Ability to operate roll-off truck on a routine basis.

    Ability to work all routes, commercial & residential.

    Ability to work numerous residential/commercial routes.

    Class A CDL.

    Advanced ability to operate commercial trucks

    including front loaders, boom truck , etc.

    Expert operation of all residential and commercial vehicles,

    boom truck, roll-off, and front loaders.

    Ability to fill in for foreman for short period of time.

    Ability to fill in for foreman for an extended period of time.

    Valid CPR certification.

    Ability to provide periodic management support.


    Ability to train drivers.



    Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.


    All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


    I have reviewed this job description and I can perform the essential functions of this position, with or without, reasonable accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of this job description.


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