Solid Waste Operator - CDL Full TimeSolid Waste

Hiring Salary: $12.53 - $14.48 per hour

REQ #: 10388 1 Position(s)

Supervisor: Settlemyer

Posted Date: 10/17/2017      Reposted Date: 11/6/2017      Closing Date: 11/20/2017

Hours: Various hours with mandatory overtime

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, operates sanitation trucks to collect and transport materials to the City landfill and recycling center for Solid Waste Department (SWD).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Collects solid waste, refuse, bulky items and recyclable materials and transports materials to the City landfill and recycling center; operates a variety of vehicles and equipment at City landfill in accordance with all safety regulations; performs manual labor tasks as needed; maintains daily work logs and records; provides customer service as needed; performs duties within scope of authority and training and in compliance with City policies; duties may vary according to job assignment.
• Operates specialized heavy equipment to move, grade and cover landfill materials; monitors work environment for safety and continually screens all materials at the landfill in order to identify hazardous and prohibited waste; utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; inspects and maintains vehicles and equipment according to City standards.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency.
• Maintain vehicle by recommending repairs, conducting pre and post trip inspections and maintaining appropriate fluid levels.
• Mechanical equipment related to the specific area of assignment.
• Ability to perform light to heavy manual labor and walk diverse terrains.
• Clean, care and do maintenance of tools and equipment assigned to the position.
• Ability to read and right at a level necessary for successful job performance.
• Ability to work continuously in all weather conditions.
• Keeps facilities and yard, clean and orderly.
• Observes the city’s guiding principles.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Driving is required.

• City policies and procedures.
• Operation and maintenance standards for specialized equipment and vehicles used in SWD operations.
• State laws and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) guidelines governing operation of SWD vehicles and safe handling of hazardous materials.

Skill in:
• Operating a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures.
• Safely operating large motor vehicles within the constraints of City traffic
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required; AND two years’ heavy or light equipment operations experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• A valid Texas Class B Commercial Driver’s License is required.

The physical demands 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.

• Physical requirements:
o Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

• Environmental conditions:
o Work is performed primarily in a vehicle traveling from site to site.
o The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
o Exposure to hazardous traffic conditions
o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

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