Heavy Equipment Operator II - Solid Waste - Disposal

City Of Denton Denton , TX 76201

Posted 5 days ago

Summary

Responsible for the safe and effective operation of heavy equipment to dispose or process municipal solid waste while keeping site in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality rules and regulations while keeping accidents and injuries to a minimum.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Operates complex motorized equipment over 100,000 lbs. (trash compactors, dozer, scrapers, track loader, excavator, articulated dump truck, articulated water truck and scraper, etc.).

  • Performs less skilled tasks associated with equipment operation and operates smaller equipment as needed such as backhoe, skid steer, fork lift, HDPE poly fusion machine.

  • Inspects and checks equipment before and after use; performs minor maintenance activities and reports problems to supervisor.

  • May be required to respond to emergencies at all hours.

  • Occasionally confers with customers regarding service problems and reports information obtained to supervisor

  • Ability to get along with customers and co-workers

  • Ability to supervise personnel assigned to the Landfill

  • Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications/Acceptable Equivalency:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent with one year of experience in a field services environment

  • Three years of verifiable experience operating multiple types of heavy equipment

  • Knowledge of the field of maintenance and emergency repair of heavy equipment

OR

  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

Listening /Communication

  • Organizes ideas clearly.

  • Speaks logically and clearly so others can follow reasoning.

  • Uses appropriate grammar and vocabulary that supports the individual's credibility.

  • Communicates effectively both in writing and in oral communication; Exhibits the ability to express oneself clearly in business writing.

Interpersonal Skills and Effectiveness

  • Builds successful, collaborative, genial, and trusting relationships that contribute to personal effectiveness and the effectiveness of the work team.

  • Establishes good internal and external customer relations and can come to workable solutions to service challenges by using the Consultation, Adaption, and Mobilization (CAM) model.

  • Perceives political relations within the organization or with customers and demonstrates sensitivity to situations or language while integrating that knowledge in approaching problems and resolving conflict.

Problem Solving/Initiative

  • Uses initiative to take empowered action to solve routine problems within policy guidelines and seeks creative solutions for non-routine challenges.

  • Effectively handles several problems or tasks at once and remains calm in stressful situations.

  • Thinks beyond the immediate issue to look at the root cause of behavior/issue.

  • Uses good judgment in sharing information and maintaining confidentiality.

Analytical Thinking

  • Resolves a problem in a systematic, step-by-step way.

  • Uses past experience to quickly evaluate situations where information may be incomplete or unclear.

  • Anticipates the implications and consequences of situations and takes appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.

  • Identifies the information needed to clarify a situation, seeks that information from appropriate sources, and uses skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.

Preferences:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

  • Knowledge of landfill operations

  • MSW "A" or "B" license

  • Class A CDL driver license

  • Prior compactor experience

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Working knowledge of survey work

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must have and maintain a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)

  • Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check

  • Must pass a physical examination

  • Good physical health and the ability to work outdoors and be able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Must be able to work overtime when requested

  • Must be able to work weekends when needed

  • Must be able to work in all types of weather

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Overall Strength Demands: The italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

  • Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds

  • Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds

  • Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds

  • Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds

  • Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (<10%)
Task: Code:

1.Standing: I

2.Sitting: E

3.Walking: M

4.Lifting: I

5.Carrying: I

6.Pushing/Pulling: I

7.Overhead Work: I

8.Fine Dexterity: E

9.Kneeling: M



  1. Crouching: M

  2. Crawling: M

  3. Bending: M

  4. Twisting: M

  5. Climbing: Y

  6. Balancing: M

  7. Vision: E

  8. Hearing: E

  9. Talking: E

  10. Video Display: E

  11. Other:


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

The essential functions of this position require the use of heavy off road construction equipment, such as trash compactor, bulldozer, and scraper.

Environmental Factors:

The key responsibilities of this position are performed in a field environment. Requires fieldwork on uneven ground, steep slopes and in all weather conditions.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

ADA/EOE/ADEA


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