Equipment Operator-Solid Waste

at CITY OF MILFORD in Milford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Responsible for the safe operation of side-load and/or rear-load truck 
and ancillary equipment on assigned route to service customers while providing 
excellent customer service. Deliver solid waste/recyclables to designated disposal 
facility. Manage container inventory, delivery and repairs. 
The Public Works Equipment Operator-Solid Waste shall be committed to the mission, vision 
and values of the City and demonstrate such through ethical conduct, community stewardship, 
individual initiative and responsive service. The Public Works Equipment Operator-Solid Waste
shall demonstrate leadership, management and technical skills through effective 
communication and collaboration, proper use of team resources, progressive decision- making, 
personal accountability and responsibility.
Supervision Received: Work is performed under the general supervision of the Streets & 
Utilities Supervisor. 
Essential Job Functions: An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of 
the following essential duties:
A. Safely operate side-load and/or rear-load refuse vehicles on a designated route of
apartments, office buildings, residential customers, commercial customers or sites of
contained refuse/recycling and hauling to disposal sites.
B. Responsible for weekly bulk pick-ups for residential and commercial customers.
C. Performs pre/post inspections for vehicles to ensure proper operation; reports any
malfunctions to supervisor and Head Mechanic.
D. Responsible for reporting residential and commercial customer non-compliance to
include but not limited to improper container placement, blocked containers and
excessive trash.
E. Answer routine customer questions related to refuse schedule and service and provide
customer focused service.
F. Responsible for completing all required daily forms and returning to the designated
area as determined by the supervisor.
G. Responsible for container inventory and delivering, replacing and inspecting of
City of Milford 
Public Works Equipment Operator-Solid Waste 
Pay Grade: 104 
Effective Date: November 2021 P a g e – 2
H. Performs annual asset management audit and inspection of containers to determine a
replacement schedule.
I. Performs dumpster maintenance to include repairs, painting and wheel replacement.
J. Responsible for the safe economical and efficient operation of all pieces of heavy
refuse equipment; side-load and/or rear-load vehicles and delivery lift truck.
K. Work scheduled on-call duties after hours, as needed, for special events and weather
L. Assist the other divisions of Public Works when necessary as directed by the Solid
Waste & Facilities Supervisor.
M. Performs related work as required.

Understanding of the hazards. safety rules and precautions in refuse collection and
heavy equipment operation.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, standards, codes, and/or
statutes of assigned areas of responsibility.
• Heavy equipment operation as applicable to landfill and transfer station operations.
• Safe work practices applicable to required equipment maintenance and techniques.
• Basic waste material identification and proper safe handling.
• Multi-task and work independently.
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor,
and the general public, sufficient to exchange or convey information and receive work
• Effectively managing time and resources to ensure work is completed efficiently.
• Exceeding customer needs, building productive customer relationships and taking
responsibility for customer satisfaction.
• Navigate and use electronic devices to manage work orders and receive and/or send
• Read electronic maps and navigate streets safely and effectively.
• Exercise independent judgment in accordance with established policies and practices.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrate positive behavior and maintain cooperative and effective working
relationships withCity employees, various businesses and agencies and the
general public

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Job Posting: 1037518

Posted On: Sep 12, 2022

Updated On: Oct 12, 2022