POSITION TITLE: Residential Operator DEPARTMENT: Solid Waste Services
POSITION CODE: 22-800 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
Leadership: Serves as lead worker for vehicle crew and provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building, and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality of life to Enid residents through the efficient removal of waste refuse from residential locations as designated by established routes along city streets.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES This position is primarily responsible for operating a collection truck along residential routes and serving as lead worker of a crew of 2 collectors. This position is distinguished from a Commercial Operator position by works and hours as well as vehicle size and the degree of difficulty and driving skill required. This position generally advances to a commercial operator and may occasionally assume this responsibility.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Six months 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 residential streets.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to identify hazardous materials.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Ability to assist and support others.
Intermediate ability to operate packer, front-end load, 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 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 weigh 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.
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 – 7:30a.m. until route completion.
Residential routes: Ten hour shifts Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & as needed.
Overtime, weekend work, and holidays as needed.
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: Work near moving mechanical parts.
Work in limited volume traffic areas.
Limited exposure to noxious odors, airborne particles, needles, chemicals, sharp objects, etc.
4-6 years related work experience.
7+ years related work experience.
Advanced ability to work numerous residential routes.
Ability to work all residential and several commercial routes.
Cross training on commercial route, with proficient knowledge
of at least one commercial route.
Advanced operation of all commercial vehicles, boom truck,
roll off, and front loaders.
Proficient ability to operate commercial vehicles.
Class A CDL.
Valid CPR certification.
Ability to train drivers.
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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.
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