SANITATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
General Statement of Duties
Performs equipment operation in the collection and disposal of residential garbage for the Town; serves as lead worker with staff and/or inmates.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
Employees in this class operate a larger motorized compacting truck on an assigned route to collect and dispose of household garbage and refuse from residential and business areas. Other tasks include collecting furniture, construction debris, appliances and yard waste with flatbed dump truck, operating leaf vacuum, and participating on other crews as needed. Work requires skill in the operation of heavy equipment in tight spaces and/or on crowded streets. Work is performed in accordance with established safety rules and regulations and the employee is held accountable for the successful completion of the route. Employees are subject to hazards of sanitation work including working in an outside environment exposed to extreme cold, heat, noise, atmospheric conditions, chemicals, moving mechanical parts, oils, and skin irritates. Work is also subject to the final OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated by observation for efficiency and effectiveness.
Duties and Responsibilities - Essential Duties and Tasks
Operates a hydraulic compacting truck as a team leader in the collection and disposal of household residential garbage; leads inmates or other staff on the team; operates hydraulic lift to dump heavy roll out cans; takes truck to landfill and dumps load; cleans and maintains truck.
Operates a large flatbed dump truck to collect furniture, appliances, construction debris, and yard waste; may pull leaf vacuum behind dump truck; transports refuse to various appropriate sites for disposal.
Gets out of truck to move cans or other items blocking the way or to help elderly or disabled customers with their cans.
Watches out for safety of crew; helps train new staff.
Checks fluid levels; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs and related care of motorized equipment; cleans and deodorizes truck.
Makes records of unusual situations on route and places notices on uncollectable materials.
Participates as part of other crews in checking and maintaining lift stations, repairing sewer lines, operating sewer jet, patching asphalt, replacing or repairing street signs or other related tasks.
May assist garage mechanic with servicing and repairing vehicles.
Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
Knowledges Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the street system of the Town.
Considerable knowledge of the operation and maintenance of motorized sanitation equipment.
Considerable knowledge of the hazards of the work and related safety precautions.
Working knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations regarding the operation of motorized equipment.
Working knowledge of Town policies and regulations regarding the collection and disposal of
solid waste materials.
Sanitation Equipment Operator
Skill in operation of large heavy trucks.
Ability to prepare records of work activities.
Ability to lead a team, teach work methods, and ensure team work quality.
Ability to learn and follow routes.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to work in all types of weather.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and perform repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; 20 pounds frequently; and 10 pounds constantly.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate a motorized sanitation equipment and distinguish traffic patterns to avoid injury to self and others and to prepare work records.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school and experience in the operation of motorized vehicles and in the collection of trash and refuse; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Possess of valid North Carolina grade B commercial driver's license.
Possession of inmate supervision certification.
Spindale 2016 - Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job junctions, and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual positions assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position. Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.
High school diploma or equivalent; Clear criminal and driving record; NC Drivers license, dependable transportation; Healthy with ability to perform firefighter tasks; Must reside within 3 miles of the town limits; Desire to serve our citizens;
No Experience Required
Volunteer stipend based on Certification levels; Enrollment in the NC Firefighters pension; On the job and CE training.
Print or pick up an application packet from Town Hall
Please remit all applications to Spindale Town Hall, 125 Reveley St., Spindale, NC 28160.
during normal business hours 8am-5pm Mon-Fri.
Please attach your resume with the completed application.
or scan and email completed applications to: email@example.com
Town of Spindale - EOE