Solid Waste Collection Operator (DZ Licence)

Contract Full Time posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Merit Services is looking to hire Solid Waste Collection Operator with DZ license.



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 the 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 laboring type duties, maintenance, and cleaning activities when not operating assigned vehicle or equipment. 

Performs work in a safe, efficient, and courteous manner. 



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.

Good driving record and familiarity with the 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.