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Solid Waste Operator
Muskogee, OK

 CLASS TITLE: Solid Waste Operator



Responsible for the satisfactory performance of heavy manual laboring tasks in collecting refuse.




  • Operates a residential and/or commercial truck to collect and transport solid waste to the appropriate location.

  • Walks routes, collects refuse and may dump up to three yard commercial containers as assigned.

  • Washes and maintains sanitation vehicles; performs preventative maintenance on refuse vehicles including daily checks of fluid and adding fluid as required, drains air tanks on trucks; checks and replaces light bulbs as needed. Reports any deficiencies as found and sees that repairs are scheduled. 

  • Collects and completes daily route schedules; reports all daily work to appropriate division staff member.

  • Assembles, issues, pulls and maintains City garbage carts as assigned.

  • Reports damaged containers; performs preventative repairs and maintenance to trash carts. 

  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Communicates with customers on routes.

  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.

  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Solid Waste Operator reports directly to the Solid Waste Supervisor I.

The Solid Waste Operator does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities. 



Training and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required, with one year of experience as a refuse collector or driver of a heavy commercial vehicle desired. 


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Knowledge of geography and street locations within the city of Muskogee desired. Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with the general public including consumers and fellow employees. Ability to work long and sometimes irregular hours including infrequent evenings and weekends under difficult outdoor conditions also required. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and maintain route records. Must have knowledge of traffic ordinances.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical requirements include constant walking and standing; frequent lifting and carrying up to eighty (80) pounds; occasional lifting and carrying more than sixty (60) pounds; frequent reaching, handling and twisting; occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and climbing; vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks. Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.     Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Oklahoma CDL Class B. 


WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work in this classification is primarily outdoors. Will travel within city. Exposure to wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions.

STARTING PAY: $11.20/hr. Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).

WORK HOURS: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

WORK LOCATION: City of Muskogee Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division, 301 South Cherokee Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO. The employment application can be found on our website: Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets). The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102. Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail: City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK 74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email: If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: There is no deadline for applications for this position – it will be open until filled.



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Salary Range:  
$23,296 to $23,296
Contact Info:  
Judy Kennedy
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