City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $2490/month
  • Full Time

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that your application show all the relevant education you possess, list all employment for the past ten years, explain any break of employment over 30 days, and include three references. (No Relatives)

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SUMMARY: Under basic supervision, operates specialized trucks and heavy motorized equipment used for a variety of job functions at Solid Waste division of the Public Works Department (PWD); operates vehicles, equipment, and tools in compliance with all safety regulations and standard procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Operates a variety of machinery to move and transfer solid waste, refuse, and discarded materials; operates specialized vehicles for collection and emptying of trash containers.
  •  Maintains and cleans equipment, and reports mechanical defects and vehicle maintenance needs.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  •  Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Supports the Solid Waste department with regular and timely attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND two year's work experience operating heavy equipment, preferably with the City of Odessa; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
• Operation, maintenance, and capabilities of heavy power-driven equipment.
• Safety policies and standards, and safe driving practices in public streets.
Skill in:
• Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, vehicle inspection procedures, and making minor adjustments to operating controls.
• Following standard operating and safety procedures, and verbal and written instructions.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

License and certification requirements: A Texas State Commercial Driver's License Class B is required; special vehicle training and licensing may be required.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed indoors, outdoors, and at City facilities; requires constant physical efforts, and the ability to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed, including use of safety equipment. City approved safety shoes must be worn.


This position is open until filled.

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