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Objective: Seek the Position of Refuse Collector
SUMMARY: Profoundly dedicated, energetic and resourceful Refuse Collector with more than six years experience in directing and participating in the collection of residential refuse on an assigned route.
Summary of Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of municipal refuse and garbage collection policies and procedures.
Exceptional ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and to prepare simple reports.
In-depth ability to perform strenuous physical work for extended periods of time and to periodically pass a medical examination for heavy manual work.
Exceptional ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and customers.
Proven ability to make minor mechanical repairs and adjustments.
Rainbow County, Department of Environment Services, Minneapolis, MN 2004 - Present
Senior Refuse Collector
Check assigned refuse truck; report mechanical or other problems to a superior; operate truck in refuse collection activities.
Direct and instruct assigned Refuse Collector(s)in safe and proper refuse collection procedures and assignments including equipment operation.
Pick up and empty garbage and refuse into proper collection containers; empty container into refuse truck; pick up other debris and place in truck.
Tag refuse not acceptable for collection to inform customers of proper collection procedures.
Operate mechanisms for loading, compressing, and dumping garbage and refuse.
Make minor repairs to truck and other equipment.
Periodically wash and clean refuse truck.
Perform related work as required.
Rainbow County, Department of Environment Services, Minneapolis, MN 2002 - 2004
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collector
Sorted items set out for recycling and threw materials into designated truck compartments.
Organized schedules for refuse collection.
Inspected trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
Refueled trucks and add other necessary fluids, such as oil.
Filled out any needed reports for defective equipment.
Drove to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled.
Drove trucks along established routes through residential streets and alleys, and through business and industrial areas.
Operated equipment that compressed the collected refuse.
Operated automated and semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
Dismounted garbage trucks to collect garbage and remounted trucks to ride to the next collection point.
Communicated with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, and other maintenance problems.
Kept informed of road and weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
Tagged garbage and recycling containers to inform customers of problems such as excess garbage or inclusion of items that are not permitted.
Cleaned trucks and compactor bodies after routes have been completed.
Rainbow County, Department of Environment Services, Minneapolis, MN 2000 - 2002
Refuse Collector Assistant
Emptied wheeled refuse bins, collected loose/bagged refuse and bulky refuse.
Daily collected refuse from residences and commercial premises and cleaned up spillages.
Operated mechanical vehicle bin lifting equipment.
Assisted with the solving of practical or confrontational problems with customers whenever possible at residences or commercial premises together with partners.
Assisted the driver in the safe maneuvering of the vehicle at all times.