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Heavy Equipment Operator-Solid Waste

Company: City of Las Cruces
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Nature of Work Operates a grapple truck, or fifth-wheel unit, to transport and dispose of solid waste material collected from City commercial and residential locations.Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines and responding to customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Requires operation of equipment in heavy traffic conditions and in constrained locations. May also involve working extended hours, including evenings. Position functions outdoors with exposure to all weather and traffic conditions; exposure to noise, mechanical hazards, gases, chemicals, odors, fumes, dust, dirt, moving equipment and vehicles; possibility of cuts, bruises, dog bites, and traffic hazards. Protective clothing includes safety shoes, eye wear, gloves, vest, and hard hat. Moderate to heavy physical effort is required to perform job functions including ability to lift items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds and push/pull items weighing up to seventy-five (75) pounds and balancing, bending, stooping, climbing, crouching, kneeling, and reaching above shoulder height. Sufficient clarity of speech, hearing, or other communication capabilities, vision or other powers of observation, manual dexterity, and personal mobility and physical reflexes sufficient to effectively and efficiently perform essential job functions. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies. Release of Information Form (49 CFR Part 40) required. FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEE WHO MEET ALL THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process. Full-Time; Regular; Non-Exempt; Union-Represented This position is graded as a BC10 Duties and Responsibilities * Operates a 66,000 pound gross vehicle weight (GVW), 10-wheel truck with 8-shift transmission, equipped with front, side, and roll-off loading mechanism to collect solid waste material from residential and commercial waste containers. * Cleans and performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections; performs routine vehicle service which includes re-fueling; checks and adds various fluids to include oil, water, and hydraulic fluids; checks tires and air level and drains air tanks as needed to ensure safety and proper maintenance is performed; reports issues so any necessary repairs can be scheduled and vehicle and equipment are maintained in proper working condition. * Responds to inquiries, complaints, and emergencies; maintains necessary documentation, daily log books, mileage records and other records; prepares and presents various special and recurring reports, forms, and other documents as required and requested in compliance with established policies and procedures. * Delivers and removes residential containers as needed and required to ensure appropriate levels of service. * Inspects commercial containers to maintain proper functionality and condition. Minimum Qualifications No specific education requirement. Three years of experience operating vehicles of at least66,000pounds(GVW). A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid Class A commercial driver's license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities General knowledge of:safe and effective operation and use of related tools and equipment and minor equipment maintenance; principles, techniques and practices of effective and respectful customer service; occupational and environmental safety and health hazards, and safety regulations, procedures, and practices; principles of record keeping and records management; business and personal computers standard business software applications; City organization, operations, policies and procedures to effectively perform the required functions and duties of the position. Ability to: perform a variety of duties and responsibilities timely and with accuracy to meet time-sensitive deadlines and to ensure achievement of goals and objectives; read, understand, interpret, and ensure compliance with a variety of specifications, manuals, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations governing related activities, programs, and functions; inspect and maintain the proper condition of vehicles and equipment; safely and effectively operate associated tools, equipment and motor vehicles; navigate across even and uneven surfaces; communicate appropriately and effectively orally and in writing; use sound judgment in decision-making with limited supervision in routine operations and during malfunctions or other emergencies; maintain concentration; compile applicable information and maintain accurate records; prepare and present accurate and reliable reports; review documents and extract relevant information; operate a two-way communication device to communicate with other employees and supervisors; establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with employees and the public; use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines to successfully meet established goals and objectives. Skills in: proficient and effective use and operation of vehicles,equipment, tools, and techniques required to successfully perform the functions of the position; analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations to address issues and/or improve services, procedures, and methods based on findings; reading, interpreting, and communicating policies, regulations, and technical procedures and information; using independent judgment and personal initiative; maintaining complete and accurate records; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; interpreting technical instructions and analyzing complex variables.

Keywords: City of Las Cruces, Las Cruces , Heavy Equipment Operator-Solid Waste, Other , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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