Solid Waste Maintenance Worker - Yakima, WA

Employer: The City of Yakima

Job Description:
Job Title: Solid Waste Maintenance Worker
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 10/13/20 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $18.91 - $22.59 Hourly, $3,277.73 - $3,915.60 Monthly
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Public Works: 2301 Fruitvale Blvd. Yakima, Washington

Must be 18 years of age. Must have a combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Must obtain a First Aid/CPR Certificate within six months of appointment. Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License with either an A, B or C endorsement as required by State regulations or qualify for Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 30 days of employment. Must obtain Flagging License, Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazardous Waste Certifications within six (6) months of appointment.

Job Summary:
Under supervision, assists Solid Waste Collector/Driver collecting special hauls and other debris. Performs variety of work as assigned. May operate a heavy special purpose vehicle collecting and dumping refuse.

Essential Functions:
- Assists in the collection of bagged leaves. Delivers and removes metal bins, refuse and yard waste containers. Cleans collection vehicles. Cleans collections containers with a pressure washer and loads them into container washer. Paints containers that may have graffiti. Uses hand and power tools to build and repair containers. Prunes overgrown trees and shrubs around collection sites. Assist in the collection of special hauls that may include household items and/or large volumes of yard debris. Uses shovel and/or pitch fork to scoop debris and garbage into collection vehicles. Operates vehicles as required between collection sites, provides ground guidance to assist Solid Waste Collector/Driver while backing or moving vehicle.
- Assists collector/driver with various assigned tasks including ensuring equipment is fueled and operating safely, reporting hazardous waste or code violations, and entering information into service account logs.
- Requires regular and reliable attendance.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

Major Worker Characteristics:
Ability to deal courteously with the public. Knowledge of refuse regulations and customers; ability to recognize uncollectable refuse (overweight containers, oversized containers or toxic, caustic, inflammable, explosive or corrosive materials) and to perform very strenuous physical labor, including continually lifting weights up to 65 pounds. Ability to operate heavy trucks in a safe, efficient manner when assigned.

Work will require travel to a variety of locations. Work is performed primarily in an outside environment with exposure to weather extremes. Frequent standing in combination with walking short distances throughout work day. Heavy work includes lifting and carrying up to 65 pounds. On rare occasions maybe required to lift heavier weight with the assistance of others or mechanical devices up to 100 pounds. Sitting while driving or at a desk while performing administrative functions. Constant use of both hands in reaching/pushing/pulling/ handling/grasping/fingering while moving refuse containers, operating hand and power tools, pressure washer, paint brushes and bility to take and process pictures of code violations and other occurrences as needed. Constant use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/smelling/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all administrative tasks as assigned. Must possess good field of vision and be able to distinguish color. Employee may be exposed to chemicals, traffic hazards and inclement weather. Required to wear safety protective gear when necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Exposed to and work in adverse weather and environmental conditions; extreme traffic hazards; insect bites and stings, dog attack; hazardous refuse, offensive odors and materials contact. Work schedule is subject to change due to needs of the division. Work is required on some holidays and Saturdays. Shall be subject to random controlled substance and alcohol testing, pursuant to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, including 49 CFR Part 40 and Section 382 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $18.91 - $22.59 HR

Posted on October 13, 2020

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