Refuse & Recycling Driver/Loader
East Staffordshire Borough Council collects refuse and recycling from over 50,000 properties each week. We currently have a vacancy within waste management for a candidate that will compliment our exiting team and maintain our high service standards.
The role involves the driving of allocated waste collection vehicles for the purpose of refuse and recycling collection, associated loading activities and the supervision of crew members to support the Council's waste management operation.
You will drive and be responsible for your allocated vehicle, including its security, and you will control and supervise the collection of waste and the subsequent tipping at specified locations.
Prior to leaving the depot, you will be responsible for checking that the vehicle is roadworthy by undertaking a Daily Vehicle Maintenance Check and for reporting any defects to the Supervisor in accordance with Council procedure.
You must hold a HGV Class C licence and have previous HGV driving experience, preferably in the waste industry. You should also have a sound understanding of the health and safety implications of driving a refuse vehicle, combined with excellent customer care and communication skills. A knowledge of the East Staffordshire area would be an advantage.
There is a requirement to work on public and Bank Holidays and occasionally at weekends to ensure the provision of an efficient and effective service.
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