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Solid Waste Transfer Equipment Operator (#SWTSOPAFSJ) AFSJ
$14.30-$22.70 Hourly / $2,478.67-$3,934.67 Monthly / $29,744.00-$47,216.00 Yearly


Performs duties operating a large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off truck and other motorized equipment and vehicles used in the transport of bulk solid waste material.


Completion of the ninth grade; and

Three years of experience in the operation of a semi-tractor trailer transport.

Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL).

Ability to pass DOT physical.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of the operation of semi-tractor trailer transport and other motorized equipment.
  • Working knowledge of traffic laws and regulations applicable to the operation of motorized construction, maintenance, and transport equipment on public streets and highways.
  • Working knowledge of safety equipment, standards and regulations.
  • Skill in the operation of a semi-tractor trailer transport and other motorized equipment.
  • Ability to service and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to perform work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform work requiring heavy physical labor.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills.
  • Ability to read and understand work related material.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical on an 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 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.  Operation of large semi-tractor trailer or roll-off motorized vehicles constitutes at least 75% of daily job duties.
  • Operates hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical auxiliary equipment related to assigned tractors and trailers.
  • 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 other heavy equipment such as front-end loaders, excavators, and skid steers to perform a variety of solid waste operational functions, as needed.
  • May supervise subordinate operators, trades helpers, or laborers or act as a lead driver.
  • Uses manual tools to pick up litter at the facility and ensure proper disposal.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Selects traffic control signs, determines appropriate sign locations and installs signs on roadway easements.
  • Sets up barricades for road closures in accordance with FDOT manuals.
  • Listens to and refers to appropriate staff citizens & apos; complaints; compiles reports; and attends meetings to receive and disseminate information.
  • Drives pickup truck to and from work sites, loads and unloads supplies and equipment, and performs minor safety and operational checks.
  • 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.