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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
CLAM OPERATOR - 0218 Salary

$29,286.40 - $43,929.60 Annually


475 Fairforest Way - Greenville SC, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





12/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

Brief Description of the Job:
Operate Clam truck in order to remove heavy trash/debris (metals, large appliances, furniture, yard waste, etc.) from residential areas within the city limits. Drive and operate a clam truck containing moving maneuverable parts with a grapple bucket attached in high traffic areas and around stationary objects. Assist other employees, departments, and interact with residents.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:
Operate Clam Vehicle (80%): Drive and operate a clam truck equipped with a main boom/crane, telescopic extension, grapple bucket, walk thru platform, and outriggers for collecting residential Municipal Solid Waste. Transport debris in the bed of the clam truck to a designated transfer station or disposal facility. Proficient in use of a claw/grapple truck application. Control the boom and grapple movements utilizing mechanical levers or a joystick control system. Safely work with hydraulic machinery and PTO (Power Take Off) provisions. Use an electronic throttle control lever that speeds the engine up only when the transmission is in neutral. Ensure the grapple bucket, boom/crane, mechanical levers or joysticks, outriggers, body hoist system (hydraulic cylinders) are functional every time the vehicle stops to collect debris. Navigate high traffic roadways and tight overhead clearances. Ensure truck is equipped with all necessary equipment for the day`s assignment including a hard hat, rake, fire extinguisher, chock block, body props, 3 reflective triangles and daily collection log sheet. Complete and submit records for the number of daily pick-ups and tonnage of loads Exit vehicle when necessary to rake debris.

Compliance with Safety Guidelines (15%): Know and follow department and City rules as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss. Perform daily pre-and post-vehicle inspections for the vehicle and other components associated with safety daily. Maintain an accurate DOT driver vehicle inspection report. Inspect equipment prior and after use in order to identify needed maintenance or repairs; report repairs for the truck to Fleet Services. Clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle weekly. Wear the proper protective equipment when policy requires or conditions indicate a need exists. Utilize proper body mechanics while performing work. Use operating skills, learned safe practices and awareness of the area surrounding the unit of equipment to avoid injury or damage to persons or property. Use spotters, flaggers or helpers as needed to maintain a safe working environment. When potentially unsafe conditions are observed make effort to avoid or correct them if they are controllable and draw them to the attention of the responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner. Wash equipment when necessary to remove corrosive material; clean the operator area. Attend safety training classes.

Manage Waste Disposal (5%): Assist with after-hours special events waste collection. Conveys basic information to the public when approached with questions. Communicate with dispatch and customer service.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demands
Overall Strength Demands: Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires standing, fine dexterity, sitting, climbing, vision, foot controls, hearing, twisting, and talking. Occasionally requires walking, lifting, handling, and kneeling. Rarely requires carrying, reaching, crawling, pushing/pulling, balancing, bending, and crouching.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Rake, pitch fork, handheld radio, hard hat, and PPE equipment.

Computer Equipment and Software: None.

Working Conditions
Overall Working Conditions: Disagreeable: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Environmental Factors: Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, and respiratory hazards.

Health and Safety: Occasional exposure to electrical hazards.

Primary Work Location: Outdoors (Residential Daily Collections).

Protective Equipment Required: Steel-toed shoes, gloves, safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses.

Non-Physical Demands
Frequently requires time pressures and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires irregular schedule/overtime. Rarely requires emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, and noisy/distracting environment.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) plus six months to one year of advanced study or training in truck driving are required.

Experience: Over one year of experience in operating heavy equipment is required.

Driver`s License: Must have or obtain a Commercial Learner`s Permit (CLP) within 3 weeks of hire. Must have or obtain a Class B South Carolina CDL with air brake provisions within 3 months of hire.

Certifications and Other Requirements: DOT Medical Card.

How To Apply:
Please fill out our Online Application by clicking the Apply button below:

Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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