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City of Garland, TX Equipment Operator II - (Transfer) - Disposal in Garland, Texas

Responsible for operating a variety of solid waste vehicles to collect and transport solid waste and recycling materials to the transfer station and/or landfill for disposal on a daily basis. Responsible for operating ancillary equipment requiring additional skills other than driving ability. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

Target Hiring Range: $15.91/hr - 19.25/hr

  • Remove and transport solid waste or recyclable materials for city residents, waste water treatment plants, and commercial businesses to transfer stations or landfill

  • Ability to operate complicated/complex heavy equipment such as a Side-Loader, Knuckle Boom and other equipment

  • Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated

  • Keep work location and vehicle in order

  • Act as Field Training Officer for training new hires and cross-training existing EWS employees

  • Assist disabled residents and customers with refuse container removal as needed Respond to customer concerns and recommend solutions, as needed

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

 1-3 years related experience with a variety of solid waste collection and transport vehicles

 Class A Commercial Driver’s License

 Ability to lift 50 pounds several times daily

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Education/ Experience:

  • Six months additional training past the high school level

  • 3-5 years experience with a variety of solid waste and other automotive equipment

  • Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles

  • Considerable knowledge of relevant traffic laws

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment

  • Skill to operate controls for required equipment; with greater complexity than an Equipment Operator I level

  • Ability to properly use, operate and care for tools, equipment and materials

  • Ability to read and understand vehicle operator’s manual

  • Ability to read and use city maps and documentation

Valid Class A Commercial Driver's license

Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire

 The incumbent drives a vehicle from stop to stop and frequently exits and enters vehicle while collecting solid waste and/or recycling materials; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards

 Majority of work performed outdoors with exposure to all types of weather conditions

 8-10 hours of drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions

 Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents

 Ability to lift and/or pull up to 50 pounds several times daily.

Adaptability/Flexibility

Customer Service

Dependability

Quality

Self Development

Teamwork

Technical Skills

Work Environment/Safety

ID: 2020-6690

Department Name: EWS - Disposal

Target Hiring Range: Depending on qualifications

External Company Name: City of Garland, TX

External Company URL: http://www.garlandtx.gov

Street: 1434 Commerce Street

Post End Date: 12/31/2020

Minimum Education & Work Experience:  High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)  1-3 years related experience with a variety of solid waste collection and transport vehicles  Class A Commercial Driver’s License  Ability to lift 50 pounds several times daily Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses & Certifications: Valid Class A Commercial Driver's license

Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:  The incumbent drives a vehicle from stop to stop and frequently exits and enters vehicle while collecting solid waste and/or recycling materials; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards  Majority of work performed outdoors with exposure to all types of weather conditions  8-10 hours of drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions  Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents  Ability to lift and/or pull up to 50 pounds several times daily.

Competencies: Adaptability/Flexibility Customer Service Dependability Quality Self Development Teamwork Technical Skills Work Environment/Safety

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