Sanitation looking to fill multiple positions

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The Sanitation Department is looking to fill three full-time positions: Front Load Operator, Transfer Truck Driver and Maintenance/Mechanic.

Job descriptions can be seen below.

Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions should email a completed application to Sanitation Superintendent Daymond House. Interested candidates can also drop off a completed application at Town Hall located at 700 Clay Street.

Click here to download an application. 

These positions will be open until filled. The City of Arkadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Front Load Operator

Job Summary

  • Responsible for emptying four, six and eight yard containers placed at various locations throughout the City of Arkadelphia.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates a front-end loader compactor truck.
  • Performs minor repairs on front loader truck.
  • Keeps truck in clean and orderly condition at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Adequate knowledge of all streets/businesses in Arkadelphia.
  • Physically able to carry out all duties associated with the position.
  • Ability to read, write and follow general directions.
  • Awareness of all safety standards when operating heavy equipment vehicles.
  • Ability to safely/skillfully operate all Sanitation Department equipment.

Physical Characteristics

  • Hear well enough to respond to verbal communication up to 20-feet away.
    • Hearing aid acceptable.
  • Good dexterity for grasping tools, operating levers, gears, etc.
  • Ability to work in various types of weather conditions.
    • Extreme heat/cold.
    • Cold/dry/wet conditions.

Other Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Possess a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have experience in driving large trucks.

Transfer Truck Driver

Job Summary

  • Drives roll-off truck to and from designated landfill.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Properly loads, unloads transfer boxes onto transfer truck.
  • Performs minor repairs on transfer truck.
  • Keeps truck in a clean and orderly condition at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Physically able to carry out all duties associated with position
    • Lifting heavy objects in transfer boxes.
  • Ability to read, write and follow general directions.
  • Awareness of all safety standards when operating heavy equipment vehicles.
  • Ability to safely/skillfully operate all Sanitation Department equipment.

Physical Characteristics

  • Hear well enough to respond to verbal communication up to 20-feet away.
    • Hearing aid acceptable.
  • Good dexterity for grasping tools, operating levers, gears, etc.
  • Ability to work in various types of weather conditions.
    • Extreme heat/cold.
    • Cold/dry/wet conditions.

Other Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Possess a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have experience in driving large trucks.

Maintenance/Mechanic

Job Summary

  • Responsible for repairs, maintenance on all sanitation trucks and equipment, along with Animal Control equipment and other equipment used by the Sanitation Department.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operates all equipment used by the Sanitation Department.
    • Understands basic operation of each piece of equipment.
  • Maintains general upkeep of all Sanitation Department equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have experience in welding.
  • Physically able to carry out all duties associated with being a mechanic.
  • Must have experience in repairs, maintenance of heavy trucks.
  • Must have experience in hydraulic equipment repairs.

Physical Characteristics

  • See well enough to read fine print and numbers without error or transposition
    • Corrective lens acceptable.
  • Hear well enough to respond to verbal communication up to 20 feet away.
    • Hearing aid acceptable.
    • Speak well enough to communicate with public.
  • Ability to to crawl, bend, walk, climb under/on top of various types of equipment.
  • Strength to lift, carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Good dexterity for grasping tools, operating levers, gears, etc.
  • Ability to work in various types of weather conditions.
    • Extreme heat/cold.
    • Cold/dry/wet conditions.

Other Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.
  • Possess a valid commercial driver’s license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

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