Job Inventory - Waste Collection Operators
- 53,341.6 - 0 annually
- City Of Ottawa
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
A minimum of two (2) years of recycling and refuse collection experience is required. Additional years of driving heavy road equipment may offset years of experience in the waste collection industry.
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid Ontario unrestricted "DZ" class 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
- 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 understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
- 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