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Solid Waste Collection Operator

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Solid Waste Collection Operator within our Solid Waste Management Services Division.
Major Responsibilities:
  • Operates a wide variety of collection vehicles and equipment independently or with a crew member.
  • Moves carts/bags to the truck and uses appropriate mechanisms to dump or manually lift onto the truck.
  • Operates mechanical equipment attached to vehicles/equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Lifts and loads garbage, recyclable materials, organics, organic yard waste and special pick up items such as household appliances, discarded furniture, wood, carpet and electronics.
  • Places empty carts and containers back to the set out location in a tidy manner.
  • Assists operator by signaling vehicle which is being maneuvered or backed up when on a two person crew.
  • Drives vehicle to designated disposal facilities and unloads all materials in accordance with requirements of facility operator.
  • Performs Daily Pre-Trip Inspection Report (Circle Check); identifies and reports vehicle and equipment malfunctions; maintains vehicle and equipment in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Completes reports (e.g., Driver’s Collision/Incident Report) related to assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Operates 2-way radio or mobile phone.
  • Performs other duties at this wage grade level or lower such as labouring type duties, maintenance and cleaning activities when not operating assigned vehicle or equipment.
  • Performs work in a safe, efficient and courteous manner.
Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Province of Ontario, Class “D” Driver’s License with “Z” endorsement and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.
  • Must be familiar with requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations for the safe performance of his/her duties and responsibilities or capable of obtaining familiarity of same.
  • Must possess and be able to maintain as appropriate, any valid Province of Ontario requirements to operate mechanized equipment.
You must also have:
  • Good driving record and familiarity with location of major city streets.
  • May be required to do shift work in conformance with the Collective Agreement.
  • Ability to use or learn to use various technical devices related to the position.
  • Ability to deal courteously with the public.
  • Ability to communicate in relation to their job duties.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties (accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City’s Employment Accommodation Policy and the Joint Modified Work Program in the Collective Agreement) and able to work in all weather conditions.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

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