CITY OF WACO Solid Waste Operator in WACO, Texas
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: Under basic supervision, operates sanitation trucks to collect and transport materials to the City landfill and recycling center for Solid Waste Department (SWD). 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 after hours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City wide emergency. Driving is an essential function of this position and is required. This position follows DOT guidelines. Knowledge: 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. Safety: Exposed to extreme heat, cold, rain, humidity, wetness, hazardous chemicals, insects, dust, poisonous plants, noxious smells, fumes, traffic hazards and physical stress from exertion. Some incumbents may have contact with buried electric, phone, or television cable lines. This position follows DOT guidelines We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If an applicant needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resource Office at (254) 750-5740.