Job ID: 2022-13980 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Maintenance and Custodial Services
The Sanitation Equipment Operator is a member of the Facilities Operations and is committed to the success of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors by maintaining our beautiful campus. We invite you to be part of our dynamic Sanitation team where we promote an atmosphere of teamwork, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and sustainability. Our goal is to provide an experience for customers that creates an environment of satisfaction.
The Sanitation Equipment Operator provides recycling, special waste and trash removal services on a daily basis for designated University properties, operating specialized equipment such as scooters, commercial rear loading trash trucks, fork lifts side, and top loading compactors. The Sanitation Equipment Operator is responsible for maintaining equipment and dumpster sites. Having a CDL license with brake endorsement is a must.
Operate special equipment, including commercial vehicles, pick up trash , special waste and recycling materials at designated University properties and dispose of that material at designated landfills and/or resource recovery sites.
Manually lift waste and recyclables into dumpsters and/or waste vehicles.
Attach dumpsters to rear loading waste vehicles and operate hydraulic machinery for packing material and unloading material at landfills and resource recovery locations.
Perform minor maintenance on commercial vehicles such as checking motor fluids and lubricants, greasing necessary fittings and keeping hydraulic fluids at proper levels.
Maintain daily logs of commercial vehicles, reporting defects to the Sanitation Crew Supervisor or fleet mechanic.
Assist with vehicle and waste collection site maintenance.
Operate trash compactors and perform minnow repairs such as checking hydraulic fluid levels.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Essential (including physical requirements):
High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.
Demonstration of good interpersonal and communication skills in reading, writing and receiving oral instructions in English to converse with the general public, understand highway and traffic signs and be able to make entries into official records and logs.
Demonstration of excellence in customer service with emphasis on positive attitude.
Must have a valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with air brake endorsement and a current Federal D.O.T. medical form. Must also provide any other documentation as mandated under federal and state regulations for CDL licenses.
Must be able to occasionally lift up to 100 pounds between 1 and 100 times per day and frequently lift up to 70 pounds between 1 and 60 times per day.
Must be able to push or pull forces up to 70 pounds (moving trash dumpsters) constantly (over 200 times per day) and push or pull forces up to 100 pounds (moving paper dumpsters) occasionally, up to 100 times per day.
Must be able to bend at the waist and knees or work overhead, in and around vehicles to perform minor maintenance and inspections and clean up trash sites.
Must be able to lift 70 pounds in a range of motion from the floor to shoulder height.
Must be able to lift 100 pounds in a range of motion from the floor to waist height.
Must be able to operate heavy hydraulic equipment using strong hand – eye coordination.
Must be able to transport materials weighing up to 40 pounds up and down stairs, several times per day.
Must be able to stand or walk for 4-6 hours at a time up to 6 days per week.
Must be able to repetitively climb in and out of vehicles with 20” high steps, up to 50 times per day.
Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions.
Must be able to shovel snow and ice from trash sites.
Must be available for overtime work on weekends, holidays and after shift hours.
Previous experience in sanitation
Fundamental knowledge of computer skills, accessing online resources and trainings.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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