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Solid Waste Construction Equipment Operator (#SWCNOPAFSI) AFSI
$13.45-$21.36 Hourly / $2,331.33-$3,702.40 Monthly / $27,976.00-$44,428.80 Yearly


Performs duties in the operation of various types of medium and heavy construction equipment used in the operation of a Solid Waste facility.


Completion of the ninth grade; and Three years of experience in the operation of medium and heavy construction equipment, including front-end loaders or excavators.

Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL); Or attain within the probationary period.*

Ability to pass DOT physical.

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Working knowledge of the operation of a variety of medium to heavy motorized construction equipment and transportation vehicles, including front-end loaders or excavators.
  • Working knowledge of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized construction, maintenance, and transport equipment on public streets and highways.
  • Ability to perform service and make minor repairs to medium to heavy motorized construction equipment and transportation vehicles.
  • Ability to perform work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform work requiring heavy physical labor.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to obtain Transfer Station Spotter/Waste Screener certification within 12 months of initial hire date.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical on annual basis.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Operates heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, excavators, and skid steers to perform a variety of Solid Waste operational functions, including receiving waste, loading trailers, processing roll-off containers, and performing clean-up functions.  Operation of heavy equipment constitutes at least 75% of daily job duties.
  • Screens Solid Waste materials received at the transfer station and removes unauthorized materials in accordance with the site’s operational permit.
  • Checks and ensures that equipment is serviced and in good working condition; makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment, and ensures that periodic maintenance and major repairs are performed.
  • Performs daily safety inspections and observes proper safety practices and regulations when operating or working around equipment.
  • Operates large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off motorized vehicles for the transportation of bulk Solid Waste material in constricted loading/unloading locations, on unimproved roads, and on heavily traveled roads and highways in compliance with all DOT and County safety rules and regulations as needed.
  • Operates hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical auxiliary equipment related to assigned tractors and trailers.
  • May supervise lower level operators, maintenance workers, trades helpers, or laborers on specific jobs or act as a lead operator.
  • Uses manual tools to pick up litter at the facility and ensure proper disposal.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.


Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License and attain a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) within the first six months of the probationary period.  The probationary period may be extended by the Appointing Authority to which the position is assigned.

CLASS: SWCNOPAFSI; EST: 10/8/2015; REV: 1/6/2017;