Solid Waste Collector/Driver

Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Public Works
03-12-2021
Spring Lake Complex
14.07 
13.53 
Full Time with Benefits
Monday Through Friday, Rotational Call Out

JOB SUMMARY:     Involved in the collection of refuse on designated route within municipality and dumps refuse from containers onto truck.  May drive truck.  May operate hoisting device to raise refuse bin and dump contents into opening in enclosed truck body.  Assists with disposal of refuse at landfill.  Cleans, sanitizes and performs routine maintenance checks on vehicles.  May assist in the repair and maintenance of residential and commercial dumpsters. 

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Loads refuse, trash, and brush into a refuse collection truck
  • Clears debris from collection sites
  • Rakes trash and brush into piles and loads into packer
  • Cleans sanitation truck after completing daily route
  • Assists with routine maintenance on sanitation truck
  • Operates packing mechanism
  • Removes debris from bull pens and collection sites
  • Removes items cleared from roadways and set in public easements
  • Assists with right of way clearing to include vegetation upkeep
  • Maintain Grounds keeping for Spring Lake Campus
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school graduate or GED
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations
  • No experience requirements
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Oklahoma for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Candidates with Class "B" or higher CDL qualify for immediate advancement

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY POSITION:

  • Knowledge of safety rules and guidelines
  • Knowledge of city geography and roadways
  • Skill in the collection of residential refuse
  • Skill in interpersonal relations

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

  • The Solid Waste Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

GUIDELINES:

  • Guidelines include employee safety guidelines, residential/commercial refuse collection guidelines, and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY:

  • The work consists of related refuse collection duties.  Heavy traffic and inclement weather contribute to the complexity of the work.                                   

SCOPE AND EFFECT:

  • The purpose of this position is to assist in the collection of residential/commercial refuse.  Successful performance results in the provision of effective solid waste services to the citizens of Sand Springs.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:

  • Contacts are typically City personnel and the general public.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:

  • Contacts are typically to provide services.

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.
  • The work typically includes sitting, frequent standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.

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.
  • The work is typically performed outdoors.  The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:

  • None