Resource Recovery and Recycling Equipment Operator
City of Santa Monica
Salary: $51,132 - $63,132 Annually
Participates in the daily collection of commercial and residential refuse, food and yard waste, and recyclable materials by driving a refuse collection truck along designated routes. *The eligible list that will be established as a result of this recruitment will be used to fill permanent, temporary as-needed and/or temporary on-call Resource Recovery and Recycling Equipment Operator vacancies that occur in the City during the life of the list. The current vacancy is for a permanent part time position.
Mechanical operations and functions of large equipment, including safe driving practices and backing, loading, compacting and lifting procedures; Basic vehicle and equipment maintenance; Traffic laws; Care and maintenance of collection equipment; Safe work practices and procedures; Effective customer service techniques.
Learn collection and disposal methods and approved materials for collection; Learn maintenance procedures for collection vehicles; Learn geography of city streets and alleys; Drive and operate collection equipment safely in variable weather conditions; Perform physical labor for sustained periods including entering and exiting a vehicle and pushing and pulling bins and containers; Perform repetitive bending and lifting up to 50 pounds; Learn applicable rules, regulations and procedures; Recognize hazardous and infectious waste; Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Follow oral and written instructions; Provide effective customer service; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
Reading, writing, and communicating at an appropriate level.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from high school or the equivalent. One year of recent, paid work experience operating large vehicles with a gross weight in excess of 26,000 lbs. Recent experience driving solid waste collection vehicles is desirable.
License and Certificates:
Possession of a valid Class B driver license without any air brake restrictions and with valid medical certification.
For more information on this position and details on how to apply, please visit the City of Santa Monica’s Human Resources website at www.smgov.net/hr before the filing deadline of 5:30pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018.