Refuse & Recyclable Material Collectors
Also called: Driver, Rolloff Truck Driver, Sanitation Laborer, Truck Driver
What they do:Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
On the job, you would:
- Operate automated or semi-automated hoisting devices that raise refuse bins and dump contents into openings in truck bodies.
- Inspect trucks prior to beginning routes to ensure safe operating condition.
- Drive trucks, following established routes, through residential streets or alleys or through business or industrial areas.
- customer service
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
Engineering and Technology
- talking to others
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Hand and Finger Use
- hold or move items with your hands
- keep your arm or hand steady
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
- Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Mobile location based services software
- Global positioning system GPS software
Facilities management software
- Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
Time accounting software
- Payroll software
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
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