University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time

Minimum $22.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurance and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Job Summary:

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Under the limited progressing to general supervision of the Building/Grounds Superintendent, operate a refuse vehicle. Follow environmental and governmental laws on what can/cannot be landfilled. Perform daily operator maintenance on the vehicle per C.D.L. requirements. Serve as lead worker for laborers and replacement help, assist in loading of refuse and must be able to work outside in varying weather conditions. Substitute operator of various pieces of equipment. This position requires a high degree of driving skills and safety consciousness due to the high concentration of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.


Operates large solid waste removal trucks and heavy equipment to collect, transport, and dump the institution's solid waste and recycling materials while ensuring compliance with environmental and governmental laws on what can/cannot be landfilled.
  • 25% Collects and transports waste, recycling, and compostable materials and ensures materials are disposed of property based on environmental and governmental laws and the institution's safety and bio-hazard standards
  • 25% Operates waste and recycling vehicles and other equipment; and navigates vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic and congested roadways, driveways, alleyways, and parking lots
  • 20% Inspects, maintains, and repairs vehicles daily based on established requirements
  • 15% Identifies and reports all refuse containers and equipment in need of repair or replacement
  • 5% Collects and transports various types of metal and materials.
  • 5% Performs snow removal duties in assigned areas when necessary.
  • 5% Performs refuse collection for special events as needed.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


H.S. Diploma


Minimum of 2-3 years experience operating "Class B" Commercial Vehicles preferred


Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

Forklift Operator Certification

CDL - with class B and C Airbrake endorsements

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

There are two shifts available:

Monday - Friday, 6:45AM- 3:15PM, Rotating Saturday 6AM- 10AM


Monday - Friday, 4AM – 12:30PM, Rotating Saturday 6AM – 10AM

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


How to Apply:

This position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and resume.

Multiple vacancies are available. The job posting will remain open and applications may be considered until all positions are filled.


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Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Motor Vehicle Opr-Waste & Recy(FP066)



Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 7 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:

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