POSITION: Landfill Truck Driver
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F
JOB CATEGORY: LTC (Labor, Trades, Crafts)
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
Incumbent serves as Truck Driver for the Landfill Division of the Richmond Sanitary District, responsible for sorting and disposing of solid waste brought to landfill and transporting recyclable materials to various facilities.
Operates a variety of trucks/heavy equipment and hand/power tools in performance of duties, such as hook truck, dump truck, snow plow, front-end loader, bush hog, tractor, track hoe, hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, chain saws, air hammer, air compressor, grinder, cutting torch, welding equipment, tap/die sets, shovel, rake, and broom.
Performs preventative maintenance on trucks as needed, including checking fuel, lubricants, filters, tires, tire pressure, and monitoring wear and tear.
Dumps landfill tubs on a daily basis. Transports co-mingle recycling and cardboard to MERFF as necessary.
Transports sheet iron to scrap yard on a weekly basis or as needed.
Operates trash compactor as assigned and waters roads on landfill property to minimize dust and debris.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervision.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
High school diploma or GED.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Knowledge of policies and procedures governing operations set forth by the Richmond Sanitary District and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
Knowledge of assigned department trucks, vehicles, and equipment, with ability to safely load, haul, and dump materials and complete related safety and maintenance measures.
Knowledge of safety precautions and practices applicable to working with heavy equipment, vehicles, and a variety of combustible materials, with ability to assure safety of self and others at all times.
Working knowledge of recyclable materials and recycling procedures and practices, and ability to sort and transport materials as assigned.
Ability to meet all hiring requirements, including passage of a medical exam and a drug test.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, supervisors, and the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to apply knowledge of people and locations and plan/layout assigned work projects.
Ability to read/interpret route paperwork/road maps and make simple arithmetic additions/subtractions.
Ability to safely operate a variety of trucks/heavy equipment and hand/power tools in performance of duties, such as dump truck, snow plow, front-end loader, bush hog, tractor, track hoe, hammer, screw drivers, wrenches, drills, chain saws, air hammer, air compressor, grinder, cutting torch, welding equipment, tap/die sets, shovel, rake, and broom.
Ability to understand, memorize, retain, and carry out oral or written instructions.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
Ability to work rapidly for long periods, often under time pressure, and on several tasks at the same time.
Ability to occasionally work extended hours and/or weekends, and occasionally travel out of town to pick up or deliver parts and equipment.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with required endorsements and demonstrated safe driving record.
Incumbent performs regular, recurring duties according to a flexible, customary routine with priorities determined by supervisor and service needs of the public. Assignments are set jointly by incumbent and supervisor, following standard operating procedures. Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through procedural safeguards and supervisory review.
Incumbent reports directly to Landfill Manager.
Incumbent’s duties involve moderate physical exertion, such as sitting for long periods, walking on uneven terrain, standing/walking for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, bending, reaching, close/far vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication, and handling/grasping objects.
Incumbent performs a majority of duties outdoors and is regularly exposed to normal hazards associated with landfill operations, such as inclement weather, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, grease, fumes, toxic chemicals, odors, excessive noise, traffic, heavy equipment and moving parts. Incumbent may wear protective clothing or equipment, such as safety vests, steel toe boots, and gloves. Safety procedures must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self or others. Incumbent occasionally works extended hours and weekend hours, and occasionally travels out of town to pick up or deliver parts, but not overnight.