Position: Casual Waste Collection Operator
Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51797917-01
Competition posting date: 2017-04-19
Competition closing date: 2017-12-29
Public Works & Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste Services, Collections Operations Branch
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside
Salary: $15.000 to $18.500 per hour (2017 rates of pay)
Location: 2799 Swansea Crescent
Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Operations and Trades
NOTE: Applications received will be used to staff current and on-going requirements up to 31 January 2018.
Responsible for operating vehicles and equipment and performing general labour in the collection and disposal of trash, brush, organics, solid waste or recycling materials (blue/black boxes).
Education & Experience
Completion of Grade 10
The driving of heavy road equipment; knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and rules; and experience in recycling and refuse collection are considered assets.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Must have a valid unrestricted Class "DZ" driver's license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.
English oral, reading, writing required.
Practices, equipment and vehicles used in waste services
Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in equipment operation
Hazards and safety rules and precautions of operating heavy equipment
Knowledge of the roads/streets within the assigned contract zone
Proper lifting techniques
Refuse collection equipment operations
Rules, policies, and procedures relating to refuse collection and safety
Possess a keen sense of mechanical and hydraulic functions in order to safely operate equipment used in the performance of daily activities
Possess sufficient mechanical, hydraulic and electrical knowledge/aptitude to perform routine servicing of equipment or to assist with minor machine repairs when necessary
WHIMIS, First Aid and CPR
Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
Competencies & Skills
Operation of heavy equipment used for solid waste collection
Read and follow route maps, drawings and street signs
Understand and follow written and oral instructions
Must be able to complete a Back-fit Test
Have the ability to keep detailed, accurate records concerning materials received, processed and disbursed as well as required equipment service records
- Ability to work independently and unsupervised while on assigned route
Work safely without presenting a direct threat to the incumbent or others
Establish and maintain a good working relationship with management, other employees, and the general public
Ability to communicate with a hostile public when rules may cause them to become upset
Possess the physical ability to climb to and from the operator's position and possess the manual dexterity and coordination to use both hands and feet simultaneously in order to operate a machine
Perform heavy manual labour
Use a high pressure water hose to clean solid waste equipment
- Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements
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