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Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
    • Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
    • Drive trucks, following established routes, through residential streets or alleys or through business or industrial areas.
    • Operate equipment that compresses collected refuse.
    • Dump refuse or recyclable materials at disposal sites.
    • Dismount garbage trucks to collect garbage and remount trucks to ride to the next collection point.
    • Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid.
    • Fill out defective equipment reports.
    • Provide quotes for refuse collection contracts.
    • Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
    • Check road or weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
    • Clean trucks or compactor bodies after routes have been completed.
    • Organize schedules for refuse collection.
    • Sort items set out for recycling and throw materials into designated truck compartments.
    • Make special pickups of recyclable materials, such as food scraps, used oil, discarded computers, or other electronic items.
    • Tag garbage or recycling containers to inform customers of problems, such as excess garbage or inclusion of items that are not permitted.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    3

    Abilities

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 40480/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.46/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 4,530
    • Yearly Projected Openings 670

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Integrity
    • Independence
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Packaging compactors
    • Loading equipment
    • Desktop computers
    • Container trailers
    • Cargo trucks

    Technology

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    • Data base user interface and query software

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