City of San Antonio Side Loader Equipment Operator-Temporary in 4410 W PIEDRAS DR BURNET BLDG SAN ANTONIO, United States

Side Loader Equipment Operator-Temporary



Side Loader Equipment Operator-Temporary


$14.93 Hourly


78228, TX

Job Type

4C Temp


Solid Waste Management

Job Number



9/8/2017 11:59 PM Central

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Job Summary

Under immediate supervision, is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of side loader truck. Collects materials and provides collection service to the citizens of the City of San Antonio on any assigned route. Transports collected materials to appropriate City disposal or processing facilities. Exercises no supervision.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location: One of four service centers citywide.

Essential Job Functions

  • May be required to drive an automated Side Loader or Rear Loader.

  • Operates and maintains side loader and rear loader trucks.

  • Prepares vehicle for daily assignment by performing pre-trip inspections.

  • Maintains personal protective equipment and prepares safety equipment to be used during the workday.

  • Collects all materials from assigned route.

  • Unloads collected materials at disposal or processing facilities.

  • Prepares driver's report at the end of the day to report any malfunctions with the truck.

  • Cleans cab of assigned truck at the end of the day and washes truck once a week.

  • Courteously responds to citizen's inquiries about departmental services and programs.

  • Delivers literature which identifies acceptable and non-acceptable materials.

  • Operates assigned vehicle in a safe manner in accordance with all safety rules and traffic laws.

  • Performs other related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

  • Six (6) months of commercial truck driving experience or completion of Solid Waste Commercial Driver's License Training Program.

  • This position requires a valid Texas Class "B" Commercial Driver's License OR valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Class "B" Commercial Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.


  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

  • Full-time City of San Antonio employees are allowed to substitute two years of related experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience. Effective July 9, 2010, external applicants must meet the minimum requirements of the job without substitution.

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.


  • Physical requirements include frequently lifting/carrying 40 pounds; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a commercial vehicle. Subject to walking, sitting, standing, reaching, and twisting to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily outside with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, dust; damp/wet surfaces, and high noise level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of vehicle safety procedures and practices.

  • Knowledge of commercial vehicle operating procedures.

  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance.

  • Ability to safely operate a side loader vehicle in heavy traffic and in all types of weather conditions.

  • Ability to learn City streets.

  • Ability to communicate verbally with supervisors and co-workers.

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.

The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.

For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:


  • Part-Time and Temporary positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.

  • Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA full-time positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.