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JOB ID #09-0001 

  • HOURLY RATE: $21.86/HR 
  • CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, July 22, 2008
  • EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High school diploma or equivalent and not less than one (l) year's employment as an operator of a heavy truck.  Must possess & maintain a valid CDL License.
  • HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Duties involve routine operation of heavy duty trucks and other mechanical equipment following clearly prescribed standard operating practice and involving straightforward application of readily understood department rules and procedures.  Does related work as required. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the immediate supervision of the Solid Waste Superintendent or other designated supervisor who issues instructions regarding tasks to be done and who checks work periodically to see that tasks are completed in accordance with instructions. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Issues routine instructions to Laborers regarding simple tasks to be done and verifies that tasks are done.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Regular & punctual attendance; primary duties involve operation of sanitation truck for collection of refuse and recyclables.  When not engaged in primary duties of refuse collection, performs such other duties as:  emptying trash barrels, picking up recyclables, plowing roads; operating light-powered equipment such as mowing or snow blowing machines; doing unskilled painting, rough carpentry or unskilled masonry work, maintaining street signs; routine laboring tasks such as cutting brush, cleaning work, shoveling materials, patching roads, picking up trash, raking leaves, putting up and taking down snow fences, etc.; on occasion may operate a piece of heavy mechanical equipment; routine maintenance of equipment such as filling gas tank and checking and adding oil. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:  Other duties as required. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to balance, stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and talk or hear.  Employee occasionally required to climb, crawl and kneel. 

Employee must frequently lift and move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and occasionally to toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Ability to operate heavy trucks in performing assigned duties; ability to follow simple written and oral instructions and clearly prescribed standard work practices. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:  Ability to work under unpleasant working conditions; mental alertness; dependability. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:  Sufficient physical strength and stamina as is necessary to successfully perform the duties required of the class.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position. 

Interested applicants apply by July 22, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:

(1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F

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