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Solid Waste Collector

at Town of Chapel Hill

Pay: up to $36718/year
Salary : 27827-36718
Posted: 7/25/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2418886
Categories: Collections
Keywords: collections

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Solid Waste Collector
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Hiring Salary Range27827-36718
Salary:$13.38 - $17.65 Hourly
$27,827.00 - $36,718.00 Annually
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Public Works, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The purpose of this position is to perform regularly scheduled manual collections of trash, yard waste, bulky items, deceased animals, and other special wastes from residential properties and small businesses, and to dispose of the wastes appropriately.
 Essential Functions:
Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position. 
Rides with a refuse truck to collect waste; pushes carts to the refuse truck, empties cart into truck, and returns carts to curb; collects trash from residents that are unable to place waste to the curb; collects trash from cans and bins; operates compaction unit of truck, assists with unloading the truck at the landfill or transfer station; assists the driver in backing truck by giving directions; manually collects bulky waste, yard waste and brush; removes litter from right-of-ways and deceased animals from roadways

Assists with maintenance of rear loading vehicles; ensures truck parking areas are kept clean; assists vehicle operator with pre and post trip inspections of the vehicle; conducts pre and post trip inspections and paperwork when driving vehicle; and cleans vehicles
Assists with cleanup activities for special projects, festivals and storms; maintains festival grounds at special events; operates a scooter truck as needed; and collects debris after natural disasters and loads debris into collection vehicles

Ensures all proper tools are in working order; and maintains a clean and organized vehicle

Provides customer service; makes collection decisions; and speaks with customers regarding complaints and or questions; notifies driver and supervisor when collection issues arise

Performs other duties as required

Supervision Exercised

Physical Demands
The work is typically performed outdoors in all weather conditions while walking, lifting, standing, stooping, climbing steps, balancing on steps, and intermittently sitting. The employee uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and strength and must be able to lift minimum 50 pounds. The employee frequently lifts heavy objects and occasionally lifts very heavy objects.

Work Environment
The work is typically performed in a vehicle and outdoors in all weather conditions where the employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and foul odors. The work requires the use of protective devices such as gloves, safety shoes, and reflective safety clothing.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job

Knowledge of:
  • Department and safety rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Geographic layout of town, including street names and routes
  • Refuse collection procedures
  • Principles and trends in effective customer service
Ability to:
  • Follow written and oral instructions
  • Understand and follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and customers
  • Promote a culture of workplace safety
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our values of RESPECT

Minimum one year experience performing repetitive manual labor

The possession a valid Class C driver's license issued by the state of North Carolina

 Supplemental Information:

This classification has been designated as Safety Sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.