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Title Side Loader Driver
Salary $16-18 per hour
Start Date 2018-01-13
Location Raleigh NC
Job Information


  • Must have a Class A or B CDL valid for the state of North Carolina.
  • At least 1 year of previous experience operating a vehicle requiring a CDL within the past 7 (seven) years
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Able to drive a side loader refuse truck, including righthand driver’s position.
  • Clean driving record
  • Understand refuse collection policies, procedures, guidelines and practices; understanding of Department of Transportation and State requirements for operators of commercial motor vehicles.
  • Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction
  • See in the normal visual range with or without correction
  • Exhibit normal range of body motion
  • Manipulate heavy equipment control levers
  • Ability to perform pushing, pulling, bending, lifting of up to 75 pounds throughout the shift with or without reasonable accommodations. As well as climb into and out of a truck without repeatedly.
  • Follow a designated refuse collection route or work schedule
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Maintain written records and service responses
  • Must be able to speak and read English well enough to communicate with customers, co­workers, dispatch and super visors, understand highway and traffic signals, and be able to make legible entries on


Drives truck on pre­established route, manual transmission, exposure to vibration, gets in and out of the truck multiple times per day.  Empties garbage cans and containers.  Works in a variety of environmental conditions, including wide temperature and weather variations including heat, cold, snow, rain, wind; noise and vibrations, fumes, odors and dust.

Job Description:

Operates a variety of refuse collection vehicles on pre­assigned and special routes to pick up garbage,  or recycling.  Oversees work of helpers assisting on assigned route; performs pre­trip and post­trip truck check and cleaning; and performs other related work as assigned. Work is performed under supervision and performance is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through direct observation of routes, and discussion of problems.

  1. Safely drives truck on pre­established route to in accordance with sound driving principles within prescribed time. Collects and dumps garbage and refuse into refuse trucks while covering a designated route in a residential or commercial zone.  Unloads refuse trucks at the landfill, transfer station, or similar facility.  Operates compaction and lift equipment on roll off, side, front, recycle and rear­loading refuse
  2. Provides “Service Maximus” level of service through courteous and expeditious customer service in all aspects of refuse operation to the general public and customers. Exhibits a positive attitude towards company, customer and municipal goals.
  3. Ensures garbage and recyclables at residences are picked up and transferred properly; pick up may require using back door. Tags improper refuse containers and waste;
  4. Answers questions for residents and directs them to contact Customer Service or appropriate government office for additional information.
  5. Performs Daily Pre and Post Trip inspections as set forth by Aardvark Trash procedures and D.O.T. guidelines. Completes safety activity in accordance with Aardvark Trash safety guidelines. Includes inspection under hood, check under carriage, check fluid levels and air tires.
  6. Maintains clean truck and washes exterior weekly. Inspect/Clean Truck: Lift hood, inspect under the hood, walk around and check under carriage; pump gas, check fluid levels and air tires ­ Uses air gauge, dipstick for levels, and gas pump nozzle for gas fill.
  7. Performs a variety of manual duties in the clean­up of scattered refuse; moves and empties large trash bins using truck hydraulics;
  8. Prepares, maintains, and submits required company and regulation mandated reports and documents;
  9. Performs other tasks as required – such as, but not limited to, assisting other routes for completion, attending community events, or delivery of bins and/or carts.
  10. Responsible for all persons working on vehicle during the designated
  11. Must comply with all Department of Transportation and State requirements for operators of commercial motor vehicles.
  12. May be required to work during emergency situations.

Aardvark Trash is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace.  Aardvark Trash participates in E­Verify to verify the employment eligibility of all individuals hired to work in the United.

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