SANITATION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
Equipment Operator I Sanitation
Safety Sensitive Yes
Exempt: No (Hourly)
Department: Sanitation Department
Reports To Sanitation Supervisor
Location: 2601 Dan Ave, Jonesboro
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
This safety sensitive position (SS) purpose is to drive a commercial rated rear loading refuse truck along residential routes to collect refuse and recycling.
- No experience is necessary, but is preferred.
- Requires a Class B CDL with air brakes.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Ability to read, understand and follow policies, safety rules and instructions.
- A successful Drug Screen and Background Check.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Inspects truck prior to leaving on route to ensure that it is properly cleaned, serviced, and fueled. This duty is performed daily.
2. Drives a reload refuse truck along a route to collect refuse; transfers refuse to a landfill. This duty is performed daily.
3. Empties refuse into the truck. This duty is performed daily.
4. Performs such routine maintenance and minor repairs on the truck. This duty is performed daily.
5. Cleans truck inside and out. This duty is performed daily.
6. Basic customer service responsibilities dealing with citizens and City employees in performing assigned duties. This duty is performed as needed.
7. Drives pickup truck and trailer along residential route for picking up recycling. This duty is performed daily.
8. Attend safety training and other classes as directed. This duty is performed as needed.
9. May have oversight of sanitation workers assigned to route. This duty is performed as needed.
10. Operating a city vehicle is required for the essential functions.
11. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Mental alertness and adaptability to office and field area work routines. Equivalent to four years high school or GED, with particular emphasis during high school in office skills, shop skills, or others, plus 0 to 6 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and understand documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. Ability to perform these mathematical skills using money and other forms of measurement.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to use common sense understanding in order to carry out simple multi-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with limited variables.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Class B CDL license with air brakes endorsement required to operate assigned equipment, Valid Driver License
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
Under immediate supervision, performs general assignments of work, with periodic check of performance by supervisor.
Limited responsibility with regard to specific assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work operations.
Performs work operations which permit infrequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and which would only affect the operating efficiency of the individual involved to a slight degree.
Light mental demand. Operations requiring intermittent directed thinking to carry out predetermined procedure or sequence of operations of limited variability. Operations requiring intermittent attention to control machine or manual motions.
ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
Repetitive. Activities or duties using a pre-determined set of processes or directions coupled with nearby supervision. Learned things in situations where choice is simple or patterned.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS
Responsibility for work of others: Not indicated.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
Occasionally responsible for organization's property where carelessness, error, or misappropriation would result in moderate damage or moderate monetary loss to the organization. The total value for the above would range from $5,000 to $150,000.
Probable errors of internal scope readily detected in normal course of work by standard check or routine crosscheck within a single department or office. Errors resulting from inaccuracy would create minor confusion, delay or expense to correct the situation.
FREEDOM TO ACT
Defined. Semi-repetitive prescribed processes and procedures with nearby supervision.
ANNUAL MONETARY IMPACT
The amount of annual dollars generated based on the job's essential duties / responsibilities. Examples would include direct dollar generation, departmental budget, proper handling of organization funds, expense control, and savings from new techniques or reduction in manpower.
None. Job does not create any dollar monetary impact for the organization.
IMPACT ON END RESULTS
Minimal impact. Job is focused on non-supervisory decision making activities and has minor impact on the organization's end results.
Occasional routine contacts with persons outside the organization. This would include contacts with suppliers, mail service, etc.
Contacts of little importance and usually with immediate associates only. Requires only ordinary courtesy to avoid friction in relationship incidental to working with others.
USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software, road and production machines and equipment, driver's license/cdl, etc.)
Outside working environment, wherein there are disagreeable working conditions part of the time.
The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, outdoor weather conditions; .The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
Moderate diversity, moderately physical. Work activities which allow for a moderate amount of diversity in the performance of tasks which requires somewhat diversified physical demands of the employee.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear; regularly required to climb or balance; occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; continuously lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision; and peripheral vision.