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Georgia Employer TRUCK DRIVER (RECYLING) in Smyrna, Georgia

Job SummaryThis position reports directly to the Sanitation Supervisor. This position is to drive a garbage truck to collect garbage or yard trash on an assigned route. This position also assists in other divisions of Public Works as assigned.Essential Job DutiesDrives large garbage truck to collect garbage or yard trash; keeps to specific routes to ensure appropriate pick up; unloads truck at dumping sites; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, crew workers, equipment, and other obstacles.Acts as lead to assigned staff; provides leadership, motivation, and guidance to staff; monitors status of work activities and assists with problem situations.Operates stationary equipment at waste disposal facilities; operates compactor to compress waste for optimum transfer and storage; operates baler to bundle materials, sorting materials as appropriate; operates stump grinder or wood chipper to grind large tree limbs for use as mulch.Receives and responds to customer questions and complaints regarding problems pertaining to refuse; reports questions and complaints to direct supervisor.Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use.Communicates with supervisor, employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review work status, exchange information, or resolve problems; responds to requests for service or assistance.Cleans truck daily to ensure sanitary working vehicle; removes litter from interior and washes down exterior.Performs related work as assigned.Minimum Requirements of PositionHigh School Diploma or GED; supplemented by one (1) year of previous experience driving heavy trucks is required or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.Must possess and maintain a valid Class B Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL).Must successfully pass criminal background and Motor Vehicle checks.Must successfully pass post-offer DOT drug screening and physical. * * * * The City of Smyrna is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *