Solid Waste Operator I

Solid Waste Operator I
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $13.45 - $20.34 per hour
Posted Date: 04/22/2019
This is the entry-level class in the Solid Waste Equipment Operator classifications. This class works under general supervision, performs routine tasks, semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks in the operation of front-loaders, roll-offs, side-loaders, rear-loaders, or similar equipment, and performs heavy manual labor for collecting, transporting, and disposing of solid waste materials from residential and commercial sources. Manual work and heavy lifting is also performed.  After successfully becoming proficient in the bulk/uncontained collection and completing cross training in other Solid Waste Services collections areas, employees in this classification may serve as back-up operators and may be temporarily assigned to other areas. Employees in this class are responsible for the safe, economic, and efficient operation of light to moderately heavy refuse equipment.  Employees must also adhere to all traffic laws, applicable Federal and State health and safety rules. Requires a High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED). Requires one year of experience in the operation of medium-sized trucks or equipment such as garbage trucks required; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this job. Requires knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and rules for operating a class B commercial vehicle; including experience reading and understanding route maps and street signs.  Requires an orientation of up to three weeks. Duties are performed under training and close supervision until proficiency is demonstrated. Weekend, holiday and afterhours work may be required, as well as after-hours response and emergencies. Requires the ability to work under a minimum degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail and tight deadlines. Requires the ability to follow specific oral and written instructions. Requires a valid State of Florida Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with airbrake endorsement and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.  Special skills or equipment certification may be required.