This is heavy manual work in the collection of refuse/recycling/yard waste material and in the operation of large refuse/recycling collection trucks. Work involves the collection of a wide variety of refuse/recycling materials with the safe and efficient operation of large refuse/recycling collection trucks on various routes.
ILLUSTRATIVE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Picks up and empties refuse, recyclable, and yard waste material into refuse/recycling trucks, including small debris.
Operates mechanisms for loading, compressing, and dumping refuse material, and operates trucks for refuse/recycling collection activities.
Inspects assigned refuse/recycling truck daily and reports mechanical problems, malfunctions, defects, or other problems to supervisor.
Cleans and washes trucks and equipment as necessary.
Hauls refuse/recycling material to landfill or recycling depot and dumps waste/recycling material.
Participates with collections of large solid waste items such as discarded appliances, furniture and materials.
Assists periodic streets maintenance or cleanup as assigned.
Communicates with citizens in a courteous and professional manner.
Performs job duties with proper safety work methods and procedures.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work.
Ability to learn collection routes, schedules, policies, and understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to perform strenuous physical work for long periods of time, including under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to work overtime, if needed.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma or GED equivalent.
Two (2) to three (3) years’ experience in large truck operation and maintenance preferred.
Must possess and maintain valid State of Michigan Commercial driver’s license (CDL) with a B endorsement.