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Sanitation Equipment Operator I - Public Works - Yard Trash Collection Team

Posted: 01/24/2020

Characteristics of the Class

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader or immediate supervisor, operates a variety of solid waste equipment to collect residential, commercial, yard trash, bulk waste and recycling materials on designated routes. The Sanitation Equipment Operator I is responsible for the garbage/recycling collection and disposal service. The Sanitation Equipment Operator I operates a variety of automotive equipment and tools. This is a safety-sensitive position requiring screening for illegal substance and alcohol use.

Illustrative Duties (the following are highlights; a detailed job description is available in Human Resources)

• Operates a single piece solid waste equipment on a defined route, including but not limited to residential side loader, commercial front load, residential and commercial rear load, and clamshell loading sanitation trucks. Also operates forklifts, pick-up trucks, pressure washers, gas powered equipment, chain saws, tree trimmers, shovels, and rakes.

• Operates solid waste equipment to collect commercial or residential refuse, recycling, yard trash and bulk waste on designated routes in the designated route sequence.

• Performs daily routine preventive maintenance checks of assigned equipment and safety inspections in accordance with Federal Department of Transportation (FDOT) requirements before operation and completes pre- and post-trip inspection reports. Complete all pre- and post-trip inspection reports daily for review and submittal on repairs needed.

• Completes designated route and assigned work orders on a daily basis and promptly reports abnormalities to the dispatcher and/or immediate supervisor.

• Transports all commercial or residential solid waste, bulk waste, yard trash or recycling collected on a daily basis to the designated landfill in accordance with the weight limits established for the assigned vehicle by FDOT.


Minimum Qualifications and Education/ Licenses and Certifications High School Diploma or equivalent, supplemented by two years of experience in the collection of commercial, residential, and solid waste with two years’ experience in the use and operation of solid waste collection equipment. Must be able to lift heavy objects. Must have a valid Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL), Class "B".

Special Requirements

Essential Physical Skills and Environmental Conditions Tasks involve the regular and at times sustained performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, stretching, working in confined spaces and lifting moderately heavy (20-50 pounds) items and occasionally very heavy (100 pounds or over) items, or may involve the complex operation of machinery, shop and power or hand tools requiring eye hand coordination and the manipulation of multiple controls, fine adjustments or both. Task requires that work be performed in adverse environmental conditions. Task requires color, sound, odor, texture, depth and visual perception and discrimination. Task requires oral and written communications ability.

Miscellaneous Information

A City of Stuart Application for Employment can be obtained through our website (www.cityofstuart.us) or by visiting the Human Resources Department. Applications for employment must be sent or hand-delivered to the Human Resources Department, or you may apply online. The City of Stuart is a tobacco-free/vaping-free workplace. All applicants must attest that they have not used tobacco products for the preceding 3-month period from the date of application. Candidates chosen for positions with the City of Stuart must undergo pre-employment screening to include verification of their non-use of tobacco products in order to be considered for employment. The City of Stuart is An Equal Opportunity Employer ADA/VP/DFWP/TFWP

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