Heavy Equipment Operator II - EWS (Landfill)
City of Garland - Garland, TX

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Responsible for operating heavy equipment and other vehicles for the purpose of excavating, processing, compacting municipal solid waste (MSW) on a daily basis. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain safe and efficient operation of an equivalent CAT 826 or 836 Compactor and/or an equivalent CAT D-6 and D-8 dozer continuously for a period of 9 hours daily.
  • Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the work area or facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Excavate and haul cover materials for construction.
  • Build, grade and clean roads and parking areas to maintain appearance and safety.
  • Build run on/ run off beams to control water runoff.
  • Maintain safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment.
  • Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
  • Keep work location and vehicle in order.
  • Resolve customer inquiries.

  • Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience
    • 2-4 years experience with a variety of landfill equipment
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of landfill equipment
    • Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of heavy equipment
    • Skill to operate controls for required equipment
    • Ability to operate an equivalent CAT 826 or 836 Compactor and/or an equivalent CAT D-6 and D-8 dozer continuously for a period of 9 hours daily
    • Ability to properly use, operate and care for tools, equipment and materials
    • Ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment
    • Ability to read and understand operator’s manual

    Licenses & Certifications 

    Class A Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain within one year of hire 
    Completion of a defensive driving course within six months of hire date

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works primarily in a vehicle; with frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. 8-10 hours drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents.

    Competencies

    Adaptability/Flexibility
    Customer Service
    Dependability
    Quality
    Self Development
    Teamwork
    Technical Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience 

    High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) 
    2 years related experience with a variety of landfill equipment with the capability of operating a dozer, compactor and excavator 
    Class A Commercial driver’s license or the ability to obtain within one year of hire 
    Ability to lift 50 pounds or more several times daily
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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