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City of Muskogee Solid Waste Operator in Muskogee, Oklahoma

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image1.pngSolid Waste Operator non-exempt Grade 34

City of Muskogee

Updated 01/2021

CLASS TITLE: Solid Waste Operator


Operates a variety of light and medium equipment trucks and specialized equipment in the hauling of residential and commercial refuse.


Operates a residential and/or commercial truck to collect and transport solid waste to the appropriate location.

Washes and maintains sanitation vehicles; performs preventative maintenance on refuse vehicles including daily checks of fluid and adding fluid as required, drains air tanks on trucks; checks and replaces light bulbs as needed. Reports any deficiencies as found and sees that repairs are scheduled.

Collects and completes daily route schedules; reports all daily work to appropriate division staff member.

Assembles, issues, pulls and maintains City garbage carts as assigned.

Reports damaged containers; performs preventative repairs and maintenance to trash carts.

Maintains work area in a clean and orderly fashion.

Communicates with customers on routes.

Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.

Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.


The Solid Waste Operator reports directly to the Solid Waste Supervisor.

The Solid Waste Operator does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.


Training and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required, with two (2) years of experience as a refuse collector or driver of a heavy commercial vehicle desired.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of geography and street locations within the city of Muskogee desired. Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with the general public including consumers and fellow employees. Ability to work long and sometimes irregular hours including infrequent evenings and weekends under difficult outdoor conditions also required. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and maintain route records. Must have knowledge of traffic ordinances.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical requirements include constant walking and standing; frequent lifting and carrying up to eighty (80) pounds; occasional lifting and carrying more than sixty (60) pounds; frequent reaching, handling and twisting; occasional balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and climbing; vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks. Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential. Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Oklahoma CDL Class B.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work in this classification is primarily outdoors. Will travel within city. Exposure to wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions.

Notice: This classification is a safety sensitive position as defined by the United States Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. As a safety sensitive classification, the employee will b e subject to drug and alcohol testing. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse the employee from the testing process or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana.

STARTING PAY: \$14.20/hr. Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).

WORK HOURS: 7:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ability to work long and sometimes irregular hours including infrequent evenings and weekends.

WORK LOCATION: City of Muskogee Public Works Department, Solid Waste Division, 301 South Cherokee Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.