|Performs heavy manual work collecting commercial/residential refuse and recyclable materials in designated areas of the City. Responsible for cleaning of collection vehicles. Work is performed under the direct supervision of Sanitation Equipment Operator and is reviewed while in progress and upon completion for compliance with established guidelines.|
|Collects commercial/residential refuse and designated recyclables by lifting and carrying containers from curb, back yard or at multi-family communities; sorts recyclables by type/color in a compartmentalized vehicle; places materials in vehicle and returns empty bins or containers to same place where found.
Rolls refuse containers to vehicle for dumping when required.
Places notices/door hangers on properties when irregularities are found (late set out, unrecyclables, bins not visible, dirty containers, etc.), to alert resident of the problem and required corrective action. Notifies Field Supervisor of irregularity.
Cleans vehicle using pressure steam cleaners upon completing daily tasks.
Cover and strap full trailers with tarp to avoid littering, and added collection costs; packs paper in hopper.
Answers routine questions for residents and directs them to contact appropriate office for additional information.
Assists with delivery of recycling bins, bags, and educational materials to new participants.
Assists driver by directing traffic or by directing operator while backing vehicle.
Loads and unloads trailers utilizing a forklift; hitches and unhitches trailers. Checks truck and trailer daily and reports non-operative parts to driver or supervisor.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Knowledge of appropriate methods of lifting, carrying, pulling, and/or pushing heavy bins and containers.
Knowledge of City street locations.
Knowledge of traffic laws, occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.
Skilled in the use of pressure steam cleaners.
Ability to follow instructions.
Ability to collect solid waste materials which involves lifting of collection containers weighing between 40 - 60 lbs., frequent running, climbing, bending, jumping, carrying, standing, pushing, pulling, and reaching above the head.
Ability to operate pressure steam cleaners and related equipment.
Ability to lift and move, with assistance, filled recycling trailer compartments weighing from 150 to 250 lbs.
Ability to work around excessive noise in traffic, inclement weather such as rain, extreme heat and cold.
Constantly exposed to fumes from exhaust pipes and household hazardous waste (pool chemicals, cleansers, etc), corrosive chemicals (chlorine beach, harsh cleansers). Also exposed to mosquitoes, flies, bees and unguarded pets.
|Ability to follow instructions. Some prior manual general labor experience desired. Must be safety conscious as work is performed in the streets.|