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Equipment Operator (Residential)

Company: City of Killeen
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

To perform skilled work in driving and operating a waste collection vehicle equipped with a hydraulic collection mechanism.

Essential Duties: CORE COMPETENCIES:

Operates a waste collection vehicle equipped with a hydraulic collection mechanism to maneuver the container for dumping into collection vehicle; receives and follows an assigned daily route for waste collection; drives truck to transfer station to dispose of refuse in designated areas as directed by facility personnel.

Prepares Pre-Trip and Post-Trip vehicle inspection reports according to the division's policies; checking fluid levels and operating condition of assigned truck. Reports any malfunctions or repair work needed to Supervisor. Performs operator level preventive maintenance; to include daily cleaning, on assigned vehicle and equipment.

Operates the waste collection vehicle in high risk traffic conditions; remains alert to surrounding environment and potential safety hazards; collects waste in a safe manner, assuring the safety of the general public.

Informs residents about proper placement of cart and similar information as required; and refers complaints, violations of refuse ordinances and special service needs to Supervisor.

Performs waste screening at the pickup point and reports uncollectable or hazardous materials to the supervisor.

Adheres to safety precautions and regulations related to the operation of equipment; complies with all City and departmental safety rules, policies, and procedures; uses and wears personal protective equipment and clothing, and complies with safe working controls; reports all accidents or injuries to the supervisor immediately; completes reports as required.

Effectively works together to meet the needs of the community and City through superior customer service, commitment and integrity.

Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations; and complies with City of Killeen driving policy accordingly.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent; and
  • One (1) year experience in driving and operating a solid waste collection vehicle; or a similar type vehicle; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to perform operations safely;
  • Knowledge of the proper procedures for operating, inspecting and maintaining assigned equipment and tools;
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time, often under adverse weather conditions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors and the public;
  • Knowledge of City ordinance pertaining to municipal solid waste collection and disposal services.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Special Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Texas CDL (Class B) License.

Supplemental Information: Tools and Equipment Used

Motorized vehicles and equipment, including hydraulic collection mechanisms, trash compactor, common hand tools and safety equipment.

Physical Demands

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is required to hear and speak.

The employee must constantly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position is a safety sensitive position.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Keywords: City of Killeen, Killeen , Equipment Operator (Residential), Other , Killeen, Texas

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