Solid Waste Equipment Operator (SWEO) Apprentice
Dept: Public Works
This apprenticeship program was developed to attract and train individuals with the desire to earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and become a skilled SWEO. Apprentices provide trash and recycling collection services to more than 400,000 households within the city's 500+ square miles.
Apprentices must successfully and satisfactorily complete all assigned classroom and equipment training and 2,000 on-the-job training (OJT) hours and minimum 228 related training instruction hours. During this period of the program, apprentices will be non-classified and paid as a SWEO apprentice. After successful completion apprentice will promote into the SWEO classification and serve a 12-month probationary period.
Starting Pay Upon Graduation: $54,454
City of Phoenix will assist apprentice to obtain while on the job:
Secure a Class (A) Commercial Driver’s License Learning Permit
Secure a Class (A) Commercial Driver’s License
Complete All Required Solid Waste Equipment Operator Apprenticeship Academy Training and Transition to a Dedicated Training Assignment
Graduate the SWEO Apprenticeship Program
Earn State of Arizona Completion Certificate
Minimum Qualifications (these are subject to change per program requirements):
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (the minimum age for a Commercial Driver’s License holder). In addition, prior to entering the apprenticeship program, an applicant must hold a Class D or equivalent license for one year and prove one year of driving experience in a vehicle other than a motorcycle.
Clean driving record.
Able to work early mornings and occasional Saturdays.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Comply with department’s policies and procedures while demonstrating superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity.
Requires working for prolonged periods sitting/standing in one location, and/or walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.
Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less).