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Heavy Equipment Operator - Solid Waste - Gilbert, AZ (ID: 291587)

Title Heavy Equipment Operator - Solid Waste
Type Public Works - Operations
Date Posted 2017-12-12
City / Organization Gilbert, AZ
Website Click Here for the Position Listing
We Are Team Gilbert

The Town of Gilbert is Arizona's 5th largest city and one of Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in the U.S., and the people who serve it are proud to be tasked with ensuring it stays that way.  This is why we were recently named one of Arizona's 2017 Most Admired Companies to work for by AZ Business Magazine. 

Team Gilbert is a high-performing, collaborative team of innovators who do important work that makes our community better every day.  If you have the heart of a public servant and the spirit of an entrepreneur...please read on!

We Are Seeking

With every job we fill, our focus is on providing best in class service to our citizens while offering the opportunity for professional growth in a rewarding and innovative work environment.  Team Gilbert has an exciting opportunity for highly motivated professionals to fill the position of Heavy Equipment Operator.

Heavy Equipment Operators report to Environmental Services Supervisors.  The primary functions of this position are to operate rear loading, side loading and/or front loading automated refuse vehicles collecting refuse on a designated route of apartments, office buildings, residential customers, commercial establishments or other sites of contained refuse and hauling to disposal sites. Report improper equipment performance or other maintenance or related problems to fleet maintenance mechanic and supervisor.  Perform routine service on vehicles such as washing, cleaning, fueling, checking and adding oil, hydraulic fluid, and water as needed, checking instruments, mirrors, brakes, steering and signals, maintaining tire pressure and draining air tanks.  Inform supervisor of unsafe or broken containers and unsafe, difficult or poorly maintained collection sites. Assignments may include performing skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and servicing of refuse containers including painting, delivery and inspection of containers.  Prepare records and reports as required, answer customer questions related to refuse schedule and service and complete daily route status sheets.

Ideal candidates will have good energy and enthusiasm, work well with co-workers and customers, be quick at solving problems independently as they occur on the job, and have a strong work ethic. Familiarity with the Town of Gilbert and experience driving routes is a plus. Also desirable are a strong history of attendance and punctuality, record-keeping ability and attention to safety.

About You

You are someone who effectively exceeds customer needs by building productive relationships, and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.  You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes.  You are committed to our safety philosophy, and you take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.

At Team Gilbert, we hire innovative, forward thinking problem-solvers who love what they do!  In addition to possessing the ability to live out our core and functional values daily, candidates must possess the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience in heavy equipment operation, or manual labor
  • Possess and maintain an Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and medical card.  Applicants holding a Class B CDL may be required to obtain a Class A License within six months of hire.


About Us

In addition to a competitive salary, Gilbert offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, participation and company match in the Arizona State Retirement System and more.   For more information on Team Gilbert and all we have to offer, click here.

Up For The Challenge?

Make an income while making an impact!  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a visible contribution to our community, and get excited about doing interesting work that matters, then we encourage you to apply today.

To complete and submit an on-line employment application for this position visit applications may be rejected so please be thorough.  Your resume may be included as a supplement to your application, but it cannot replace any information required for the application. 

Must be able to work in extreme temperatures that are part of the Arizona climate.

This is a continuous recruitment; the first review of applications will take place on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 and every other Wednesday thereafter until all positions are filled.

Starting pay for this position is $17.50 per hour.

This position is FLSA Non-Exempt - eligible for overtime compensation.

Job Post Expiration Date   December 20, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .