CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck. Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
 
Refuel trucks or add other fluids, such as oil or brake fluid.
 
Fill out defective equipment reports.
 
Drive to disposal sites to empty trucks that have been filled.
 
Drive trucks, following established routes, through residential streets or alleys or through business or industrial areas.
 
Operate equipment that compresses collected refuse.
 
Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
 
Dismount garbage trucks to collect garbage and remount trucks to ride to the next collection point.
 
Communicate with dispatchers concerning delays, unsafe sites, accidents, equipment breakdowns, or other maintenance problems.
 
Check road or weather conditions to determine how routes will be affected.
 
Tag garbage or recycling containers to inform customers of problems such as excess garbage or inclusion of items that are not permitted.
 
Clean trucks or compactor bodies after routes have been completed.
 
Sort items set out for recycling and throw materials into designated truck compartments.
 
Organize schedules for refuse collection.
 
Provide quotes for refuse collection contracts.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
 
Mileage logging software Data base user interface and query software
 
Payroll software Time accounting software
 
Aluminum compactors Packaging compactors
 
Cardboard compactors Packaging compactors
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Front loading garbage trucks Cargo trucks
 
Garbage trucks Cargo trucks
 
Grapple trucks Cargo trucks
 
Lifting arms Loading equipment
 
Mobile radios Two way radios
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Pneumatic collection garbage trucks Cargo trucks
 
Rear-loading garbage trucks Cargo trucks
 
Recycling trucks Cargo trucks
 
Shredder trucks Cargo trucks
 
Side-loading garbage trucks Cargo trucks
 
Tractor-trailer trucks Cargo trucks
 
Walking floor trailers Container trailers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Collector
Commercial Front Load Driver
Disposal Man
Disposal Worker
Driver
Dumpman
Front Load Trash Truck Driver
Front Loader Residential Driver
Garbage Collector
Garbage Man
Garbage Person
Garbage Pick Up Man
Garbage Pick Up Worker
Garbage Truck Helper
Garbage Worker
Garbage or Trash Collection Sanitation Engineer
Heavy Equipment Operator
Junkman
Limb Driver
Rear Load Truck Driver
Recyclable Materials Collector
Recycle Driver
Recycling Collections Driver
Recycling Technician
Refuse Collector
Refuse Driver
Residential Recycle Driver
Roll-Off Container Truck Driver
Rolloff Truck Driver
Rubbish Collector
Sanitation Laborer
Sanitation Truck Driver
Sanitation Worker
Scrap Metal Collector
Solid Waste Collector
Swamper
Thrower
Trash Collector
Trash Man
Trashman
Truck Driver
Waste Collector
Wasteman
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Refuse and Recyclable Materail Collectors
 
 
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