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SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

 

 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
SOLID WASTE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I - 1021 Salary

$32,177.60 - $46,654.40 Annually


Location

475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PUBLIC WORKS



Job Number

00650


Division

SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING








Brief Description

Job Summary
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, operates a variety of regular-drive solid waste vehicles (e.g., Rear Load Garbage Truck, Clam Truck, Roll-Off Truck and Flatbed Truck) in order to collect and dispose of residential solid waste and recycling materials. Transports materials to designated transfer station or disposal facility. Complies with all safety guidelines including inspection of equipment, use of personal protective equipment, following safe practices, and reporting safety issues to the appropriate supervisor(s). Assists other employees, departments, and interact with residents.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Operate Solid Waste Heavy Equipment: Operate assigned vehicle through residential and high traffic areas. When operating Clam Truck, utilize and control a main boom/crane, telescopic extension, grapple bucket with mechanical levers in performs of duties. When operating a Roll-Off vehicle deliver empty roll-off containers to proper locations and pickup full roll-off containers for proper disposal utilizing hydraulic control levers and hooking and unhooking winch cable serval times throughout the day. When necessary, direct assigned helpers and maintain safe environment and awareness of welfare of helpers. Utilize electronic display screen which acts as a manual for operating the vehicle. Keep records of the loads and tonnage weight for trips to disposal facility. Utilize written hard copied or electronic directions to follow and stay on route. Ensure truck is equipped with necessary equipment for days assignment including hardhat, hearing and eye protection, and rake. 80%

Perform & Comply with Safety Measures: Perform daily pre-and post-trip vehicle inspections and maintain accurate vehicle log. Inspect equipment prior to and after use in order to identify needed maintenance and report needs to supervisor or Fleet Division. Observe and listen to equipment during use to identify malfunctions or parts in need of replacement. When necessary shut down equipment to prevent further damage or hazards. Utilize proper body mechanics and ergonomics in performance of work. Use operating skills, learned safe practices and awareness of the surrounding area to avoid injury or damage to persons or property. Utilize spotters, flaggers or helpers as needed to maintain a safe working environment. When potentially unsafe conditions are observed make efforts to avoid or correct and notify responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner. 15%


Manage Waste Disposal: Assist with after-hours special events waste collection. Convey basic information to the public when approached with questions. 5%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
At least six months of experience operating CDL equipment.
OR
Completion of the City of Greenville Equipment Operator in Training Program.
Must be able to obtain a DOT Medical Card from the City of Greenville.


Preferred Qualifications
Experience operating solid waste collection vehicles.


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL with air brake provision.


Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
The safe operation of commercial vehicles and heavy equipment, including complete familiarization with there systems and safety features.
Traffic rules, regulations, and laws and procedures for the safe operation of commercial vehicles and heavy equipment.
Geography and roadways of an assigned route(s).


Ability to:
Operate commercial vehicles and heavy equipment safely.
Operate vehicle two-way radio system, and specialized on-board equipment.
Operate and/or utilize all standard safety equipment installed in/on vehicles and equipment, including safety harnesses, restraints, fire extinguishers, and any other equipment required by federal, state, or local regulations.
Conduct and document pre- and post-trip inspections.
Properly climb up and down to enter and exit vehicle frequently throughout the day.
Perform traffic flagging and understand signs and procedures.
Operate joystick or button control systems.
Read and understand maps and schedules.
Read, understand and follow rules and regulations, vehicle operating procedures, vehicle laws, and written and oral instructions.
Maintain effective working relationships and deal courteously and effectively with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors.
Be able to work without immediate supervision in the field and thoroughly complete all assignments.
Report accidents, injuries, and incidents immediately.
Maintain simple records and make basic mathematical calculations.
Be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
Be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, holidays, and a reasonable amount of overtime.


Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Outdoors (residential collections).


Protective Equipment Required: Steel-toed shoes, hard hat, gloves (optional), safety vest, and safety glasses.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards with the majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards. Weekly exposure to chemical hazards. Seasonal exposure to wetness and/or humidity.


Physical Demands: Constantly requires hearing, vision, talking, fine dexterity, handling/grasping, reaching, twisting, sitting, and foot controls. Frequently requires pushing/pulling, bending, climbing, kneeling, and walking. Occasionally requires carrying, lifting, crouching/stooping, balancing, and standing. Strength demands include frequently exerting up to 20 pounds and occasionally exerting 20-50 pounds.


Mental Demands: Frequently requires tedious or exacting work, working in a noisy/distracting environment, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working an irregular schedule or overtime.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Agency
City of Greenville (SC)

Address
206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

Phone
864-467-4530

Website
https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov





 

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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.

 

 
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