Heavy Truck Driver
Salary: $19.02-$23.21 hourly / $3,307-$4,037 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general direction, drives diesel
tractor-trailer combinations of four or more axles in transporting
refuse and recyclable material; performs skilled work in the
operation of loaders and other power equipment at refuse transfer
stations and landfills; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Heavy Truck Driver is distinguished
from the classes of Heavy Equipment Operator, Maintenance Worker II,
and Refuse Checker by its primary assignment to the operation of
diesel tractor-trailer combinations of four or more axles. Positions
in the Heavy Equipment Operator class operate heavy construction
equipment including, but not limited to, motor graders, bulldozers,
excavators, scrapers, cranes, steel rollers, and chip spreaders.
Incumbents in the Maintenance Worker II and Refuse Checker
classifications may operate diesel tractor-trailer combinations on
an occasional or fill-in basis if they possess the required Class A
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Operates a diesel tractor-trailer combination of four or more
axles in transporting refuse and recyclable material; maintains
operator log; and computes axle weights to ensure that load is
within legal limits.
2. Operates loaders for compacting and loading of refuse and
recyclable materials into trucks for transfer to other sites; and
operates other equipment including dump trucks, water trucks,
bobcats, and forklifts.
3. Performs minor repairs and servicing of equipment.
1. One year of Class A driving experience operating diesel
tractor-trailer combinations of four or more axles; or,
2. experience as a Maintenance Worker II or Refuse Checker with
Santa Barbara County, including 2000 hours of Class A driving
experience operating diesel tractor-trailer combinations of four or
more axles; or,a combination of training, education, and experience
that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above
and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's License is
required. Appointees to this classification will be subject to
mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the
job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs
and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident,
return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.
Knowledge of: mechanical operations and maintenance of diesel
tractor-trailer combinations and heavy equipment; safe work
practices; California Dept. of Motor Vehicles guidelines for truck
inspections and regulations related to operating semi-tractor
trailers with multiple axles; and basic math.
Ability to: operate a diesel tractor-trailer combination in a safe
and efficient manner; obtain California Department of Motor Vehicles
tanker endorsement; read and understand operating manuals,
procedures and policies; write legibly to maintain logs; follow
written and oral instructions; and work well with others.
Knowledge of: mechanical operations and basic maintenance of
loaders, dump trucks, water trucks, bobcats, and forklifts.
Ability to: operate loaders, dump trucks, water trucks, bobcats, and
forklifts in a safe and efficient manner; and identify hazardous
Supplemental Information: Work schedule varies and includes holidays
and weekends. Working conditions involve operating a truck and/or
loader for ten-hour shift. Environmental conditions include exposure
to wind, dust, rain, and hot and cold weather, as well as hazardous