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Truck Driver (non-CDL) Sanitation Department, City of West Columbia

Position Category: Public Works

Position Hours:
Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Job Duties:
  • Drives and operates a heavy-duty boom truck on a scheduled residential route to load, transfer, and dispose of refuse and trash at the landfill. May drive a recycling truck to collect recyclables and transport same to the Recycle Centers. May assist with sorting recyclables.
  • Ensures that trucks are properly loaded and in proper operating condition. Is responsible for refueling trucks daily and performing maintenance on same, including washing them and changing tires as necessary. Communicates with supervisor via two-way radio.
  • Receives and submits landfill weight tickets and gas tickets to appropriate person. Operates/utilizes various types of machinery and equipment including various trucks, pitchfork, rake, shovel, etc.

  • Junior high school education with five to eleven months of experience as a truck/heavy equipment operator or a closely related position; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Must be physically able to perform the required manual labor.
  • Must possess a valid SC Driver's License with no recent major violations.
  • Must be physically able to perform the required manual labor and must be able to easily pick or lift weights up to 50 lbs.

Pay Info:
Salary range $27,042.23 - $37,859.14 annually (FY 22-23). Excellent benefits package includes two weeks of vacation, 13 holidays and participation in the State Retirement System, the SC Deferred Compensation Plan, and the State Health Plan with the employee’s health and basic dental insurance premiums paid by the city.

How to apply:
Application is available online and at the Customer Service Counter, West Columbia City Hall, 200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Completed applications may be mailed to Carrie Garrett, Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044 or emailed to or faxed to 803.939.8634.

The City of West Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.