Heavy Equipment Operator

Dpwes Solid Waste Management, Virginia
$43,031.46 - $71,719.23 Annually
Mar 30, 2020
Nov 13, 2020
Full Time
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Fairfax County Department of Public Works
and Environmental Services Solid Waste Management Program

Newington HEO- Drives a variety of refuse trucks to collect refuse, brush and other recyclable material on county collection routes. Operates a variety of collection trucks in the curbside collection of residential and agency solid waste to include refuse, brush, and recyclables to include rear-end loaders,side-loaders, front-end loaders, boom truck and roll-offs. Transports solid waste to appropriate disposal facilities and transfer sites. Maintains daily pre and post trip logs of vehicles and equipment used to include mileage, fuel, and maintenance required. Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment. Inspects sites and resolve any issues which might interfere with collection operations. Provides outstanding customer service to residential and agency customers in the collection of curbside solid waste. Maintains effective relationships with citizens, employees and supervisors.

I66 Transfer Station HEO- Operates semi-tractor trailer trucks, and other heavy equipment such as front loaders, cranes, and rubber tire loaders, in the disposal of and transport of solid waste. Operates various maintenance equipment to perform facility and grounds maintenance. Completes daily vehicle pre/post trip inspections. Assures cleanliness of vehicles. Prepares and completes all required logs and reports including reports on traffic incidents. Utilizes the communication systems (cell phones, radios, etc.) in accordance with county policies. Operates a two-way radio system in accordance with the regulations of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Performs other duties as assigned; duties are performed under general supervision.

I95 Landfill Complex HEO- Operates heavy equipment to perform a variety of landfill and site maintenance tasks. Operates heavy construction type equipment such as rubber tire loaders, track loaders, excavators, backhoes, bulldozers, articulated dump truck, roller and other equipment as assigned. Operates general facility equipment such as tractors, lawn mowers, street sweepers, etc. Performs vehicle pre- and post-trip inspections. Performs preventive maintenance on heavy equipment and small equipment. Provides customer service to residents and businesses using the facility. Performs related duties as required; duties are performed under general supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Responsibilities:
  • Uses effective communication skills to provide oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service.
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines established by the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Solid Waste Management Program safety programs and guidelines.
  • Reports for duty on time in proper uniform and physical condition.
  • Maintains assigned vehicles for cleanliness and is in good working condition
  • Adheres to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services guiding principles.
  • Maintains the standards of the county, including but not limited to the Drug & Alcohol, safety, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance to all applicable Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and Department of Transportation (DOT) laws and regulations.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus three years of experience operating motorized construction equipment and/or semi-tractor trailers, as appropriate.

Five or more years of operating refuse, construction or semi-tractor trailer equipment. Experience as a crew leader or route foreman. Exceptional safety and driving record, with at least five years accident-free driving.

Depending on the work location, the following licenses are required:
  • Commercial Class "B"
  • Commercial Class "A"
  • A valid driver's license

Duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Climbing on to heavy equipment.
  • Walk, stand, bend on a regular basis.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
  • Ability to work in work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform sedentary tasks.
  • Ability to coordinate eye, hand and foot movement in order to operate motorized vehicles.

Based on the work location, the following pre-employment checks maybe required: criminal background check, driving record check, commercial driver's license screening, and pre-employment medical examination

NOTE: Is required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties.

Panel interview; may include a practical exercise(s).

Note: This position was previously listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.