Rocky Mount , VA

Full Time Equipment Operator I Driver with CDL

Rocky Mount, VA Full-time
Posted on February 13, 2019

Full Time Equipment Operator I Driver with Commercial Drivers' License

Franklin County Franklin County seeks a Full Time Equipment Operator I- Driver for its Solid Waste Division.

Duties: Operates and maintains a large trash truck collecting & transporting trash to the Landfill. Successful drug screening & background check required. A valid Virginia Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is required and must be acceptable to County Insurance Carrier. Combination of education & experience equivalent to a High school graduate preferred.

$27,331 Annual. OUF-1st Review Date February 22, 2019.

General Definition

Performs responsible skilled work in the operation of motorized equipment. Primary responsibility is collecting and transporting trash to the Landfill. 

Organizational Relationship

Work is performed under regular supervision of the Director of Solid Waste Services or designee.

Typical Tasks

  • Operates refuse collection vehicle;
  • Operates dump truck;
  • Maintains assigned vehicles in good working order;
  • Conducts daily maintenance check of equipment, makes adjustments as needed;
  • Repairs and paints garbage containers as required;
  • Cleans up refuse around garbage containers;
  • Returns garbage containers to County for painting;
  • Washes trucks;
  • Identifies and reports maintenance screening and beautification work needed at collection sites.
  • Operates bulldozer, front-end loader, earth moving pan and dump trucks as assigned;
  • Works landfill or collection routes as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of operating and servicing heavy refuse collections and heavy construction equipment; thorough knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations governing equipment operation; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of varied heavy construction and maintenance equipment; skill and care in the operation of specialized equipment; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;  mechanical aptitude; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.                                                                                                                             

Training, Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school with considerable experience in operation of heavy motorized equipment.

Special Requirements and Related Obligations

Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Subject to substance screening by the County.  The successful applicant will possess and maintain a valid Virginia Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Note:  Applicant must have and maintain a driving record acceptable to Franklin County and its insurance carrier(s).

Physical Demands

Must be able to occasionally lift at least 75 pounds.

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in the cab of a truck or heavy equipment and in the outside environment.

This description provides information regarding the essential functions of the designated job, and the general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.