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Sanitation Equipment Operator #2407-103800-01

Date Opened
Wednesday, July 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Close Date
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 11:59 PM
Solid Waste
  • $25.07 per/hour


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Sanitation Equipment Operator employee will primarily operate a rear-end loading sanitation vehicle. The vehicle will be used to collect residential waste, yard waste, business garbage and other related debris. The Sanitation Equipment Operator may also serve as a lead person to a crew of two or more people.


Hours: 6:30am - Until Complete

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operating a rear-end loading sanitation, automatic collection, or other vehicle in order to collect residential waste such as household trash, yard waste, recycling, bulky item removal, business garbage, litter and other debris. 
  • Daily inspection of assigned equipment for readiness and safety. 
  • Performing related manual labor tasks such as, lifting and emptying containers, collecting yard waste or litter picking which involves frequent outside exposure under all weather conditions
  • Position may serve as lead person to two or more people on a crew

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to obtain a City's driver permit
  • Knowledge and experience in operation of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, regulations, safety precautions and work hazards involved in operation of  equipment
  • Ability to lift and carry 100 lbs.
  • Ability to read and follow street maps & driving routes
  • Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions 
  • Works assigned shift and may be required to assist in multiple areas
  • Subject to overtime
  • Must also be able to work nights, weekends or other unusual hours as needed in support of special  events or emergency response
  • Must be able to work holidays
  • Must have a valid Class A or B CDL

Preferred Qualification

  • Previous manual labor experience

Minimum Qualifications

Three years related work experience


High School Graduate or Equivalent and one year related work experience


Required: CDL

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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