TRANSFER VEHICLE OPERATOR

NATURE OF WORK
Work involves the transport of trash and other solid waste between a transfer station and other disposal sites in a manner which emphasizes being a good neighbor on the road with no accidents or safety violations and proper care of equipment.

Work is performed under the supervision of the Transportation Operation Manager and is carried out in accordance with standardized equipment operation practices and general work instructions.

CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF PERFORMANCE

  • Operates a tractor-trailer combination to transport solid waste between transfer station and disposal
    sites in a safe and timely fashion.
  • Operates trailer-unloading mechanism according to established procedure.
  • Inspects each load before closing tops and repacks load as necessary.
  • Cleans and performs minor maintenance, such as fluid level checks and additions, tire check,
    cleaning lights and reflectors, replacing washer fluid and fueling on a daily basis.
  • Keeps daily equipment logs as required.
  • Performs regular and routine inspection of equipment.
  • Observes all Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
  • Reports service needs to Transportation Operations Manager.
  • Follows SPSA policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as needed and/or required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES TO PERFORM JOB

  • Thorough knowledge of tractor-trailer equipment operation and maintenance needs sufficient to drive safely and make required safety and maintenance checks.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the type of equipment to which assigned.
  • Knowledge of local geographical area and ability to read and understand maps.
  • Good knowledge of traffic and safety rules and accident prevention practices.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and the exercise of good judgment and discretion in order to deal
    effectively with employees, vendors, customers, and the general public.
  • Skill in the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment, including adverse climate conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to maneuver a tractor-trailer combination at a fully competent level.
  • Ability to receive and maintain Department of Transportation physical card.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A high School diploma or GED. A Class A Commercial License with two years of driving experience of a tractor-trailer combination; or a Commercial A Driver's License and graduation from an approved Tractor Trailer School with a minimum of one year of experience driving a tractor trailer combination. Good DMV record with less than two (2) moving traffic violations and no DUI's in three (3) years.

Possess a valid driver’s license with a demonstrable safe driving record. As this position will require operating a motor vehicle owned by, leased by or loaned to SPSA; All policies, rules and directives concerning personal driving records, motor vehicle violations and the reporting thereof will be strictly enforced.

Must be able to perform all essential functions of the job.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Operates assigned vehicle in a productive manner according to established standards.

2. Observes all rules and regulations regarding the safe and preventable accident free operation of motor vehicles according to Department of Transportation and SPSA requirements on or off public highways and roads.

3. Monitors the condition of all assigned equipment and maintains its clean appearance by regular and routine washing and polishing as required by established standards.

4. Maintains clear and concise communication, and courteous, professional relationships with SPSA employees at all levels of the hierarchy, government officials, vendors, and external customers. Exhibits skill in interpersonal relations and the exercise of good judgment and discretion in order to deal effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and experience levels.

5. Follows SPSA’s policies and procedures, including required training and licenses.

6. Demonstrates SPSA’s mission statement and shared values in daily actions, service, appearance, and attitude. Represents the department in a manner which demonstrates pride, competence, integrity and professionalism.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST READ THIS FORM AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS LIST
JOB TITLE: Transfer Vehicle Operator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

MENTAL, PHYSICAL & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

% OF TIME

Operate a tractor-trailer combination to transport solid waste between transfer station and disposal site in a safe and timely fashion.

Mental ability to read, comprehend, and write; verbal communication skills. Ability to maneuver a tractor-trailer combination at a fully competent level. Adequate use of arms and legs to allow for operation of manual gear shift. Ability to use provided three point support system(s) that enables a person to use simultaneously two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand while ascending, descending or moving about the machine/equipment. Ability to withstand up to 10 hours per day of bouncing and vibrations from driving on roads that are sometimes rutted and uneven. Safety gear required. Good knowledge of traffic & safety rules and accident prevention practices. Ability to obtain and maintain a DOT medical card.

60%

Operate trailer - unloading mechanism according to established procedure.

Mental ability to read and comprehend. Skill in the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment. Basic operational knowledge of hydraulic system. Manual dexterity to latch and unlatch, open and close a 50-100 pound pressure trailer rear door. Physical ability to withstand and function in an unusual dusty, dirty and odorous condition. Ability to bend and stoop.

10%

Inspect each load before closing top and repack loads according to procedures.

Physical ability to climb a portable staircase 13'6" tall and push waste down to secure load prior to closing the top. Ability to move material up to 50 pounds. Reaching, extending hands and arms above shoulder and in any direction.

10%

Clean and perform minor maintenance such as fluid level checks, tire check, cleaning reflectors. Replace washer fluid and fuel on daily basis. Keep daily equipment log as required. Performs regular and routine inspection of equipment.

Mental ability to read, write, and comprehend verbal communication skills and interpersonal relations skills. Ability to gather and verify all documentation. Ability to bend and stoop to perform maintenance and operate equipment.

5%

Ability to connect and disconnect electrical lines, air lines and hydraulic hose from tractor-trailer. Release 5th wheel and operate landing gear properly.

Physical ability to connect and disconnect electrical lines, air lines, and hydraulic lines. Reading, writing, and comprehensive skills. Ability to disconnect 5th wheel with fifty (50) pound pulling pressure and operate landing gear effectively. Ability to safely drop trailer on a safe surface and good knowledge on how to operate a landing gear. Ability to bend and stoop.

5%

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

MENTAL, PHYSICAL & EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

% OF TIME

Special Projects.

Ability to operate tankers and yard hustler when needed.

5%

APPLY IN PERSON

We encourage applicants to use our online employment application process, however we take all candidate submissions seriously.  For those who prefer to apply by submitting a paper ADA form, employment applications, resume and/or cover letters, we request that you physically come to our Chesapeake, VA administration office at 723 Woodlake Drive to obtain our required documents in person.

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