Solid Waste Collection Operator (DZ License)

Contract Full Time posted 4 months ago

Job Description

Industry: Transportation


Merit Services is looking to hire Solid Waste Collection Operator with DZ license. Join our dedicated team and play a crucial role in maintaining a clean and sustainable environment for our community. If you’re passionate about contributing to a cleaner future, this opportunity is perfect for you.



  •  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


  • Competitive hourly wage with opportunities for overtime pay.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental coverage.
  • Retirement plans to ensure a secure future.
  • Training and growth opportunities within the waste management industry.
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