ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Safely operates a rear or side-loading type refuse truck, with hydraulic device, to collect garbage and other refuse from residential customers. Transports loads to designated disposal areas. Performs duties as collector on refuse crew loading refuse containers onto hydraulic lift for dumping. Daily washes, cleans and performs routine maintenance, including checking fluid levels, tire pressure, filters, belts, etc. on assigned equipment. Completes and maintains daily written records and logs on mileage, fuel consumption and necessary repairs to vehicle and equipment. This is not intended to be an all inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge and skill in the operation of a rear or side loading refuse truck under adverse road and weather conditions. Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations. Ability to maneuver large vehicles through heavy traffic and narrow openings. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to complete and maintain written records and logs. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Ability to withstand long periods of sitting.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: One year experience in driving large, heavy trucks and experience in Solid Waste operations preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience determined to be directly related to the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Florida Class B drivers’ license with air-brake endorsement and a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven. Absence of non-prescribed control substances in the applicant’s system as verified through a screening process administered by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.
NOTE: A City of Winter Haven Application Must be Completed and Submitted to Human Resources.
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Must have the physical ability, strength and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.