POSITION TITLE: Solid Waste Services Heavy Equipment Operator
DEPARTMENT: Solid Waste Services
POSITION CODE: 24A350 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, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
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 efficient waste disposal and ensure compliance with ODEQ regulations and city ordinances.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent. One-year previous truck or equipment driving experience is preferred.
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Valid Oklahoma Class A CDL without air brake restriction.
Waste Exclusion Training (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 equipment 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 40 lbs constantly (67% -100% of the time or over 500 times a day) and 100 lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per 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 – typically 5 eight (8) hour shifts, Monday through Saturday, starting at 7:00a.m.
Overtime, weekend work, and most holidays.
Other – Variable lunch break in coordination with co-workers.
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.
Expert operation of all residential and commercial vehicles,
boom truck, roll-off, and front loaders.
Advanced ability to operate commercial trucks
including front loaders, boom truck, etc.
Ability to fill in for foreman for an extended period of time.
Ability to fill in for foreman for short period of time.
Ability to provide periodic management support.
Valid CPR certification.
Ability to train drivers.
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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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