Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to drive or operate sanitation trucks and manually collect refuse along a prescribed route. This is a special classification to provide incentives for those drivers who split their time between driving the vehicle and functioning as a Refuse Collector.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Drives rear-loading, semi-automated, and fully automated sanitation trucks to collect solid waste along an assigned route; positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; monitors and adjusts pace of vehicle and collection activities to ensure timely completion of route; operates mechanisms on truck to secure and collect waste; ensures that load is properly balanced, covered, and contained; and monitors activities of workers on the back of truck for safety.
Collects refuse along assigned route; retrieves trash bin, containers, or bags from along route; empties trash bins and containers into truck; operates container arm, lift, and compactor mechanisms as needed; and returns bins and containers to their proper place.
Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; and secures vehicle after use.
Provides coverage during special events/activities as needed; responds to emergency/disaster situations; provides assistance to other employees or departments; and performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED, preferred; two years of experience driving and operating heavy trucks; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License.