Solid Waste Equipment Operator

at Hillsborough County Government

Tampa, FL

Posted on Apr. 17, 2017

Full Time

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JOB OVERVIEW

Performs duties operating a wide variety of motorized equipment and vehicles used in the operation of a Solid Waste facility.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Completion of the ninth grade; and

Entry-level (3 months) experience in the operation of motorized equipment such as front-end loaders or skid steers.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Lifting, sitting, squatting, and bending

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is a full time position based in an outdoor environment with high noise levels.
Ability to perform work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
This position will be 10 hour shifts 4 days a week.
May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
May be required to be available to assist in Emergency events such as Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, etc.
May be required to work overtime with very short notice.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Working knowledge of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized equipment on public streets and highways.
Some knowledge of the operation of a variety of motorized equipment.
Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment.
Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to perform work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Ability to perform work requiring heavy physical labor.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to read and understand job related materials.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to obtain Transfer Station Spotter/Waste Screener certification within 12 months of initial hire date.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. 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. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

Operates motorized equipment such as pickup trucks, front-end loaders, skid steers, street sweepers, and other similar equipment to perform a variety of solid waste operational functions, including performing site clean-up. Operation of motorized equipment constitutes at least 50% of daily job duties.
Checks and ensures that equipment is serviced and in good working condition; makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, and ensures that periodic maintenance and major repairs are performed.
Performs daily safety inspections and observes proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment.
Screens solid waste materials received at the transfer station and removes unauthorized materials in accordance with the site’s operational permit.
Assists with directing traffic and guiding customer vehicles into position for proper unloading of waste.
Assists with manual work related to transfer station operations, including cleaning waste loading and unloading areas in accordance with site’s operational permit.
Uses manual tools to pick up litter at the facility and ensure proper disposal.
Performs other related duties as required.

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