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City of Austin



Austin, TX

$23.62 – $27.42 per hour

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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. Picks up, processes, or disposes of trash, brush, litter, recyclables, bulky items, re-use items, or compostable items and dumps collected materials at designated dump sites/landfill. Maintains dedicated bus lanes and bikeways on residential and major streets in City of Austin. Pre-trips all vehicles and heavy equipment, as required by management; maintains detailed vehicle and equipment records; completes paperwork, forms, and reports related to collection activities. Learns and follows routes, reads street maps, and micro-routes to locate route destinations. Trains others in the proper use of equipment and vehicles as required by management. Sets up, operates, and maintains (as required by position) automated collection vehicles, street sweeper vehicles, rear-loader vehicles, rubber-wheeled loader, truck-mounted knuckle-boom grapple loader (crane), tractor trailer rig, truck trailer rig to haul equipment and materials, heavy equipment, landfill-wheeled trash compactor; track dozer loader with waste handling, paddle wheel scraper, track dozer with angle and straight blade, brush tub grinder, motor grader, wheeled/tracked excavator, fuel service truck, forklift, tanker, high-lift rubber tire loader, dump truck, water truck, roll-off truck, roll-off truck/roll-off trailer combination, and other industry related equipment as assigned. Checks, refills, or changes fluids, belts, hoses, or safety features of various waste management industry equipment. Operates hand tools, air-powered wrenches in performing replacement of worn equipment parts; uses hand tools such as backpack blower, rake, shovel, and sweep to stack, load, and unload smaller debris and litter (as required by position). Hauls leachate and documents all loads following regulatory guidelines pertaining to landfills (as required by position). Decides whether to pick up trash that is set out improperly. Provides information to customers when appropriate and responds to routine customer questions about work being performed. Places customer notices, door hangers, and public information literature. Cleans up illegal dump sites, parkland, targeted homeless encampment sites, and other sites with high volume of trash-related complaints or concerns throughout the City of Austin. Follows all safety rules. Observes and reports accidents, burglaries, and hazardous situations. Assists other Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) crews as directed and performs other duties as assigned and performs the tasks of ARR Associates, Operator Trainees, and Operators as needed. Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None.
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