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Job Details

Principal Automotive Equipment Operator

Company name
University of California - Riverside

$42,198 - $59,049

Riverside, CA, United States

Employment Type

Bluecollar, Education

Posted on
Sep 05,2019

Valid Through
Dec 19,2019


The Principal Auto Equipment Operator is responsible for the operation of a gas, propane or diesel semi-truck with a hydraulic packing system, and/or bin trucks with bin trailers to collect and transport refuse from the UCR campus to the UCR transfer station and to off campus disposal areas. The incumbent is responsible for routine preventative maintenance of the trucks and equipment to include checking connections, checking fluid and air levels, and checking for leaks, with adjustment as necessary. Responsible for completion and filing of paperwork associated with disposal at on and off campus facilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.

The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday, 4:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

Minimum Requirements

Education or training resulting in a commercial driver's license (Class A or B) with airbrakes endorsement and at least one year of professional driving experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional driving experience in adverse conditions such as traffic and weather. Skill and experience to maneuver the truck into tight areas with automobile and pedestrian traffic. Demonstrated experience utilizing defensive driving techniques; experience in conduction vehicle inspections and ensuring vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Knowledge of refuse collection and disposal techniques, skills, and procedures. Knowledge of and familiarity with recycling programs and procedures. Experience in identifying and knowledge of procedures for handling hazardous waste material. Experience identifying materials requiring special handling and disposal, such as hazardous waste and construction materials. Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements.

Experience with minor vehicle maintenance including minor mechanical repairs and general preventative maintenance, detailing, and cleaning. Experience driving and maneuvering large semi-trucks within tight and enclosed areas. Experience operation forklift, pallet jacks and/or dumpster bin tuggers.

Ability to communicate in English, in writing and verbally. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to clearly communicate information. Proven skill in listening and interacting with the public; providing excellent customer service. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously and professionally with a diverse population. Ability to use two-way radio utilizing standard radio codes and language.

Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations. Ability to maintain accurate records with attention to detail.

Proven ability to work effectively as part of a two person team, and independently. Skill in establishing cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the campus community. Proven ability to prioritize work and complete established schedules, with occasionally changing priorities. Ability to work various shifts and overtime as required.

Ability to manually move rolling dumpster bins of varying weights up to 1500 pounds for short distances. Operation of 10 wheel dump truck to collect green materials. Ability to use multi-gang hydraulically driven reel tractor, riding rotary and reel units, and walk-behind rotary or reel units. Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions; ability to safely lift, push, pull and carry up to varying weights; ability to kneel, stoop and bend as necessary to perform job duties.

Must have a valid, unrestricted Class A or B California Driver's License.

Successful applicant must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screening as a condition of employment, and submit to random testing in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration Department of Transportation regulations and University of California Riverside policies.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience driving multi-axle vehicles and handling dumpsters, refuse bin tuggers and associated equipment.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities.

In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Company info

University of California - Riverside
Phone : (951) 827-1012
Fax : (951) 827-6493
Website :

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