~~Valid Class A or B Texas Commercial Driver's License
Minimum 2 years Commercial driving experience
Experience driving with manual transitions
Clean driving record for last 5 years as shown on current MVR, with no serious accidents or traffic violations
Must pass drug screen
Must be able to pass DOT physical
Must have clean background
Disposal experience a plus but not required
Bilingual a plus but not required
Must be able to work independently without supervision
High School Diploma or GED
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Garbage Truck Driver is responsible to for garbage collection services in order to ensure that garbage is transported and disposed of in an appropriate manner.
The Garbage Truck Driver is responsible for operating single-axel garbage truck in a safe and appropriate manner. He/she must conduct all activities according to the delivery and collection schedule and all relevant policies and procedures. The Truck Driver must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures.
The Garbage Truck Driver must also deal with residents and members of the public in a courteous and respectful manner. This includes receiving complaints about schedules and levels and quality of service. The Truck Driver must make note of and report on any such complaints and respond in a courteous and respectful manner.
The proper disposal of garbage is vital to the health and well-being of residents and the community as a whole. Failure to provide adequate services will jeopardize the health of the community. Failure to deal with residents and the public in a courteous and respectful manner will lead to and complaints raised about municipal services. Failure to safely operate trucks and equipment may lead to injury and possibly loss of life.
Operate municipal trucks in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. Perform daily safety and maintenance checks. Clean trucks as scheduled and/or required. Ensure trucks and equipment are safely and securely stored. Advise the Municipal Services Supervisor of any requirements for maintenance or repairs. Participate in routine maintenance. Practice workplace safety
Collect garbage from buildings, businesses and other facilities as per schedule to ensure garbage is removed, transported and disposed of according to set policies and procedures. Collect garbage from residential buildings, businesses and other facilities. Maintain daily records of pick-ups. Pick up refuse in other areas as required. Dispose of garbage according to set policies and procedures
Perform other related duties
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
knowledge of truck and equipment safety
knowledge of water, sewer and garbage truck and equipment operation
knowledge of water delivery procedures
knowledge of sewage collection and disposal
knowledge of sewage pump out procedures
knowledge of garbage collection and disposal procedures
knowledge of scheduling system and procedures
knowledge of record keeping system
knowledge of equipment cleaning standards and procedures
Skills The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
ability to operate single axel trucks in a safe and responsible manner
ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
client service and public interaction skills
analytical and problem solving skills
decision making skills
effective verbal and listening communications skills
ability to communicate effectively in English
ability to read and write to record pickups and maintain daily records
stress and time management skills
The incumbent must demonstrate the following personal attributes:
be honest and trustworthy
possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics
deal with the public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner
The Truck Driver has a physically strenuous and demanding job. He/she will be lifting, pulling and managing heavy equipment and objects. The Driver will have to work in all weather, and must be prepared for both extreme heat and cold. As the Driver is handling potentially dangerous materials he/she must ensure that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient way to eliminate the possibilityof contamination and infection of themselves or others.
The Garbage Truck Driver must work outside in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat. The Garbage Truck Driver is constantly exposed to unpleasant sights and smells. He/she may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances and must take necessary precautions to protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation and infection.
The Garbage Truck Driver is constantly exposed to unpleasant sights and smells. He/she may at times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances and must take necessary precautions to protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation and infection.
The Driver must make all collections and deposits as scheduled to ensure effective and efficient service to all residences, businesses and facilities. The Garbage Truck Driver must work independently and is expected to maintain a schedule of delivery, collection and disposal. Any problems or inconveniences may result in increased stress to complete tasks in a limited time.
Location - Austin, TX