CLASS TITLE: Solid Waste Operator
PURPOSE OF THE CLASSIFICATION:
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
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.
pulls and maintains City garbage carts as assigned.
containers; performs preventative repairs and maintenance to trash carts.
Maintains work area in
a clean and orderly fashion.
customers on routes.
Performs other work as necessary and or as
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.
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: http://www.cityofmuskogee.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.