[Adopted 3-25-1982 by Ord. No. 3-1982]
Commencing on the effective date of this article, the position of compactor-truck driver shall be established in accordance with the recommendation of the Department of Civil Service.
The job description and requirements of the position of compactor-truck driver shall be as follows:
Definition. Under direction, the compactor-truck driver shall drive, clean, service and make minor repairs to a compactor truck, occasionally may perform manual and unskilled laboring work in connection with driving the compactor truck and shall do related work as required.
Examples of work. The compactor-truck driver shall drive a compactor truck on an assigned route, shall operate the hydraulic lift apparatus used for loading debris onto the truck and the hydraulic mechanism for compacting debris, shall drive to the dump and dump refuse in the designated area, shall keep a check on gauges for hydraulic pumps and other mechanisms, may be required to assist in loading the compactor truck, shall clean and grease the compactor truck, shall make minor repairs to the compactor truck and shall keep necessary records.
Requirements. The compactor-truck driver shall have:
The ability to read, write, speak and understand English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
Six months of experience in the operation and maintenance of trucks or other maintenance and construction equipment.
Possession of a valid New Jersey license.
Considerable knowledge of the care, maintenance and competent, safe and efficient operation of compactor trucks, including the cleaning, lubrication, servicing of batteries and care of tires and of minor repair procedures, knowledge of the use of air brakes, of the proper method of double-clutching a transmission when shifting and knowledge of the hydraulic system that operates the lift and compactor mechanism.
The ability to analyze problems involving the operation of large trucks; to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions; to learn from explanations and demonstrations; to drive large trucks in a skilled and safe manner; to check, clean, service and make minor emergency repairs to trucks; to keep necessary records; to properly shift a five-speed transmission; to recognize when the hydraulic system is low and to add the proper amount of oil when needed; and to properly read controlling gauges to prevent damage to equipment or injury to personnel.
Good health and freedom from disabling physical and mental defects which would impair the proper performance of the required duties or which might endanger the health and safety of oneself or others.