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Heavy Equipment Operator - Sanitation

Department of Job Listing: 
Public Works
Salary Range: 

Starting Salary $34,153.60

General Function: 

This is heavy manual work in collecting refuse and trash.  An employee in this classification works under the close supervision of the Sanitation Supervisor and/or Crew Chief, who assigns routes and inspects work daily.

Essential Duties: 
  • Collects garbage and refuse at curb in Poly Karts, bags, cans and boxes.  Picks up and empties the collected garbage into the refuse truck.
  • Picks up and empties containers at business locations on commercial route.
  • Cleans and washes refuse trucks on regular basis.
  • Assists other drivers with their routes when needed.
  • May train inexperienced drivers.
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays if needed.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.
Minimal Acceptable Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of traffic regulations.
  • Possession of a Class “B” Oklahoma Commercial Drivers License with an air brake endorsement and driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
  • Ability to safely operate residential or commercial refuse truck and perform operator level maintenance and checks of vehicle.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor in extreme weather conditions for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to advise replacement drivers of route schedule if regular driver is absent.
  • Ability to train inexperienced driver.
  • Ability to get along well with fellow employees and the public.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Ability to read and write the English Language.
  • Experience in refuse collection.
  • Experience in operating equipment currently being used by the City.
Supervision Given and Received: 

Works under the direct supervision of the Sanitation Supervisor and/or Crew Chief and does not supervise others.