University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 231342

Position Summary:
Under the limited progressing to general supervision of the Building/Grounds Superintendent, operate a refuse vehicle with 62,000 G.V.W. Follow environmental and governmental laws on what can/cannot be landfilled. Perform daily operator maintenance on the vehicle per C.D.L. requirements. Serve as lead worker for laborers and replacement help, assist in loading of refuse and must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions. Substitute operator of various pieces of equipment. This position requires a high degree of driving skills and safety consciousness due to the high concentration of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.

The University of Wisconsin Physical Plant is committed to the highest standard of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Principal duties:
Goals and Worker Activities
A. 80% Operate rubbish vehicles with a 62,000 pound Gross Vehicle Weight and other equipment
1. Identify the various types of toxic waste and related items that are recyclable that cannot be put in the landfill in order to comply with toughening environmental/government laws.
2. Operate end loaders, tractors, and skid loaders.
3. Operate dump trucks.
4. Drive a Cushman scooter.
5. Assist in the loading of refuse and recyclables.
6. Operate other rubbish and recycling routes as needed.

B. 10% Service and inpect vehicles daily per CDL requirements
1. Check tires for proper inflation, cuts, damage, and tread wear.
2. Check hydraulic systems for leaks.
3. Check winch and cables.
4. Check brakes (including air tanks).
5. Continue pre-trip inspection of vehicle as per CDL requirements.

C. 10% Other duties
1. Perform other maintenance service on equipment.
2. Locate and inspect containers and determine their repair needs.
3. Shovel snow.
4. Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge and Skills
¿ Knowledge of Wisconsin driving laws and regulations. Ability to safely operate a large motor vehicle.
¿ Knowledge of safety rules in operation of a large motor vehicle.
¿ Knowledge of proper operating levels for engine oils, transmission fluids, coolants, tire pressure, etc.
¿ Knowledge of basic procedures in handling hazardous wastes and chemicals. Recognize potentially hazardous situations.
¿ Knowledge of safe lifting methods and general safety precautions for handling materials.
¿ Knowledge of campus locations for collecting waste containers.
¿ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
¿ Ability to complete records and reports
¿ Ability to maintain a professional and service-oriented relationship with customers and co-workers.
¿ Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
¿ Ability and willingness to perform heavy lifting, standing, stooping, bending, twisting, squatting, and kneeling, and the ability to work under varying weather conditions: severe cold, extreme heat, rain, snow, and ice.
¿ Ability to guide work of laborers or temporary help.
¿ Ability and willingness to occasionally work hours in excess of the normal work shift, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

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