Phoenix Offers New Apprenticeship for Fleet Technicians https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2711Public Works (Trash and Recycling)3/30/2023 3:45:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/0sKBSPU9YQ8Phoenix Offers New Apprenticeship for Fleet Technicians <div class="ExternalClassA32B42DC51474811840016D83BDEA653"><html> <div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Phoenix Public Works Department’s Fleet Services Division is <a href="/publicworks/jobs" target="_blank">accepting applications</a> for the brand-new Fleet Technician Apprenticeship Program. Because apprentices will complete a two-year course that includes both in-class and on-the-job training, no automotive experience is required to apply. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“You’re getting paid to go to school, your tuition will be paid for, and when you do your on-the-job training experience you’ll also be getting paid,” said Fleet Operations Manager Lane Moulton. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The program provides apprentices with education, experience, and empowerment for the future. Classroom learning includes 18 courses in partnership with the <a href="https://www.maricopa.edu/" target="_blank">Maricopa Community College District</a>. Meanwhile, apprentices will complete approximately 4,300 hours of training, which includes pairing with experienced City of Phoenix technicians eager to mentor others. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“A lot of our technicians here have ten or 20+ years of experience, so they’re actually transitioning all that experience to you to be the next generation of technicians for the Fleet Services Division,” Moulton said. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">As an apprentice's knowledge and skill increases, the complexity of assignments will increase – as will the salary -- until performance and technical ability are at the journey level. Ultimately, apprentices who finish the program will be ready to promote to the role of Equipment Service Worker II. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“There’s lots of room for advancements and promotions,” said heavy equipment mechanic Santos ‘JC’ Casillas. “Whoever comes in the door here, whether they’re male or female, young or old, there’s room for advancement. You’re never too old and you’re never too young.” </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“This is a unique experience to really start your career!” Moulton said. </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The Fleet Technician Apprenticeship is the fourth apprenticeship program offered by Phoenix Public Works. The department also has apprentices currently training as electricians, building equipment (HVAC) operators, and solid waste equipment operators (trash and recycling truck drivers). </span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><strong>The deadline to apply is April 10.</strong> Applicants must have completed high school at the time of hire, and they must attend a Fleet Services information session. You can find more details about the position, salary, benefits, and information sessions <a href="https://hcmprod.phoenix.gov/psc/hcmprodtam/EMPLOYEE/COP_TAM/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB_FL&Action=U&" target="_blank">here</a> (search Job ID 49566).</span></div><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksVideopublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Achieves Zero Waste Goal for Downtown Super Bowl Events https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2666Public Works (Trash and Recycling)2/24/2023 10:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2666/newsroom_pwd_zero waste wrap.jpgPhoenix Achieves Zero Waste Goal for Downtown Super Bowl Events <div class="ExternalClassA6D69529CAE3488DB67E2A0E14AC3EA7"><html> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> The City of Phoenix Public Works Department reached its goal of diverting at least 92% of waste from Super Bowl events away from the landfill. After final sorting and weighing, the 2023 Super Bowl events hosted in downtown Phoenix surpassed a previous Super Bowl’s diversion rate of 91% to become the greenest Super Bowl in history. The final diversion rate of city-collected trash from downtown Super Bowl events was 92.6%, qualifying it as a zero-waste event.  </span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><img style="margin:5px;width:495px;" alt="" src="/publicworkssite/MediaAssets/Zero%20Waste%20tonnage%20graph%20(3).png" /><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><br></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">​​“</span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:window;color:windowtext;">We see this as a huge, historic win,” said Lorizelda Stoeller, Deputy Public Works Director and Chair of the Super Bowl Steering Committee Green Initiatives group. “This took a lot of planning ahead of time to educate the public on separating trash from recyclables. It also took a lot of hard work from staff, volunteers, and contractors who helped sort through collected garbage to ensure we weren’t landfilling any plastics or other materials that could instead be recycled.” </span><br></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> Ultimately, 81 tons of material were recycled from this year’s events. With help from Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Keep Phoenix Beautiful, and Volunteer PHX, Phoenix had 51 volunteers serving as Zero Waste Ambassadors, who guided visitors to put trash, recyclables, and food waste into separate receptacles throughout the downtown area.  </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> The last time Arizona hosted the Super Bowl in 2015, Phoenix set a goal to divert 80% of waste from the landfill. In the end, the final diversion rate achieved that year was 73%.  Since then, however, the City of Phoenix has added more robust resources and <a href="/newsroom/public-works/2633" target="_blank">technology at the Compost Facility​</a>. Public Works was able to process nearly 12 tons of food waste from the 2023 Super Bowl Experience – more than 11% of everything that was thrown away.  </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> “We couldn’t have reached our goal without the new machinery that separates food packaging from food waste,” said Deputy Public Works Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “Because of it, we were able to keep all that organic material out of the landfill. Soon it will become clean compost that will help beautify parks and other areas across the city.”  </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> The final diversion numbers show this was the greenest Super Bowl in history. During the week of Super Bowl events, Public Works employees also continued regular collection of residential waste, recycling, and bulk trash and even received and processed waste from Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.  </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;">  “This is one more example of how Phoenix has set the bar high for all Super Bowls to come," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. "Reaching Zero Waste for an event of this size is an incredible win that demonstrates our City's commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Thank you to our Public Works team, volunteers, and visitors who contributed to this effort of reducing waste and creating a greener future."  </span></div> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recyclinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2637Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/27/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2637/Newsroom_PWD_MRF floor.jpg​Phoenix, Direct Pack Highlight Full Circle of Plastic Recycling<div class="ExternalClass14115EFEE2B141F8B30DDC364530F8E6"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">With <a target="_blank" href="/pio/superbowl">Super Bowl LVII</a> less than a month away, the City of Phoenix stands ready to achieve its goal of hosting the greenest Super Bowl events yet. By diverting 92% of waste produced at downtown Super Bowl activities away from the landfill, Phoenix would meet (and exceed) the EPA’s definition of a Zero Waste event.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Recycling is one of the main waste diversion methods. While the Public Works Department collects and sorts recyclables in Phoenix, partners like <a target="_blank" href="https://www.directpackinc.com/">Direct Pack, Inc. (DPI)</a> take it from there, bringing plastics all the way through the remanufacturing process to become new food packaging items once again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We don’t want recycling to be a mystery,” said Phoenix Public Works Director Joe Giudice. “We want every Phoenix resident to know what happens to the things they recycle – not only how they get sorted in our Materials Recovery Facility, but also where they go after that, how our partners like Direct Pack process them, and what the recycled items turn into. A transparent process can help people feel more fulfilled as they put items in their blue bins.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Each year, Phoenix processes recyclables from 400,000 households, including some material from other valley cities. All those items are taken to the Materials Recovery Center (MRF) where workers pre-sort items by pulling out things that shouldn’t be there (plastic bags and cords, for example). Disc screens then sort flat items (paper and cardboard) away from 3-dimensional items like cans, bottles, and plastic containers. From there, plastics are further separated from aluminum and glass.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Of the seven different kinds of plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) – a clear, lightweight plastic commonly used for beverage bottles and berry, bakery, and sandwich packaging – is the most recycled worldwide.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“PET plastics are some of the most easily recycled plastics out there,” said Phoenix Public Works Deputy Director Eduardo Rodriguez. “That’s why it’s so important to get things like water bottles and plastic containers in the recycle bin. They can be recycled over and over again in many different forms.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">That’s where DPI comes in. In 2022 alone, DPI purchased 8.1 million pounds of PET from the City of Phoenix and took it to Direct Pack Recycling in Guadalajara,* Mexico. There the material is sorted, chopped, and washed multiple times before it is put back into the production of new food packaging again.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"With our newest recycling and recovery facility located only a few hours away from Phoenix, we can trace and recover all PET plastic collected in the area with a very low carbon footprint,” said Craig Snedden, president of Direct Pack, Inc. “This transparency is important, so you know that what you put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled and reused. The packaging you put in the recycling bin today can come back as your sandwich or berry packaging a month from now.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Phoenix’s partnership with DPI not only diverts 21 million pieces of thermoformed packaging away from the landfill each year, but it also brings those items through the full, circular business model of the recycling process.</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">"Recycling plastic bottles and containers is one of the major ways we’ll reach our Zero Waste goals for Super Bowl LVII,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Having a partner like Direct Pack to buy and remanufacture the plastics we sort at our City of Phoenix facilities is essential to diverting waste away from the landfill.”</span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">To learn more about the sorting and remanufacturing processes of plastic recyclables, watch the virtual facility tours <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/recycleplus">here</a> or fill out a <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/zero-waste/signup">Zero Waste request form​</a> to schedule a free tour of the MRF.</span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size:13.3333px;">*CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated that the PET collected in Phoenix in 2022 was taken to a Direct Pack plant in Mexicali, Mexico. The plant in Mexicali is under construction and will be fully operational in the spring of 2023.</span></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
New Technology at Compost Facility Helps Phoenix Divert Food Waste Away From Landfillhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2633Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/20/2023 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2633/Newsroom_PWD_depackager.jpghttps://youtu.be/kHcC0AxfLQcNew Technology at Compost Facility Helps Phoenix Divert Food Waste Away From Landfill<div class="ExternalClass03C0BCBF3A4C4327A7A7DCF958878DC3"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">​Super Bowl LVII is coming to Arizona, and so are hundreds of thousands of football fans! In the week leading up to the game, visitors at downtown Phoenix Super Bowl events will produce about 2,000 tons of food and packaging waste. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“We had a green Super Bowl in 2015 but we’ve challenged ourselves to go to the next level," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">In 2023, Phoenix Public Works is aiming for a Zero Waste Super Bowl. ‘Zero waste’ means diverting  a minimum of 90% of waste away from the landfill. One important component of meeting that goal in Phoenix is <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/garbage/disposable/composting-and-green-organics">composting food waste​</a>. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Phoenix now has very advanced equipment to help us take out contaminants so that we can produce a higher quality product," Gallego said. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The state-of-the art food de-packager at the 27th Avenue Compost Facility makes it all possible. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> </span></div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">”It’s able to separate about 95 to  97% of all trash, food waste – anything post-consumer, pre-consumer,” said Oscar Rodriguez, General Manager of Denali, the company that operates Phoenix’s Compost Facility. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The machine has technology to pull packaging, wrappers, and other trash out of the food waste. Trash comes out one side of the machine and the food waste comes out the other side, ready to begin the composting process. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“Before we had the opportunity to have this type of machine, it would all essentially go to landfill,” Rodriguez said.  </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">The de-packager can process about 15 tons of waste in an hour. The food waste is later mixed with green waste. Through the micro-organic process of aerobic respiration, it all breaks down to clean compost over the course of 40 to 60 days. </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">Help us keep this precious resource out of the landfill by separating your food waste from trash and recyclables when you throw things away at Super Bowl events. Phoenix is committed to making this the greenest Super Bowl yet! </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;"> <br> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:13.3333px;">“It’s not a competition, but if it were, we’d be winning!” Gallego said.​</span> </div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksVideopublic-worksPublic Works
Become a Zero Waste Ambassador as Part of The Super Bowl Experience https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2622Public Works (Trash and Recycling)1/9/2023 7:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2622/Newsroom_PWD_wire racks.jpgBecome a Zero Waste Ambassador as Part of The Super Bowl Experience <div class="ExternalClass8A08B65AEA8B4C249ACC67DFBA60A747"><html> <p></p> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Valley residents have a chance to be part of the Super Bowl Experience in downtown Phoenix by volunteering as Zero Waste Ambassadors.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Zero Waste Ambassadors will be instrumental in helping the City of Phoenix reach its goal of a Zero Waste Super Bowl. As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Zero Waste means diverting at least 90% of waste away from the landfill. Phoenix’s goal for Super Bowl LVII is 92% waste diversion, which would make it the greenest Super Bowl yet!</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">“With 2,000 tons of waste expected to come from Super Bowl events, we need Zero Waste Ambassadors to help make sure food waste gets composted and recyclables get recycled,” said City of Phoenix Zero Waste Coordinator Alexis Yaple. “They will be the first line of defense, so to speak, as they prevent as much waste as possible from going to the landfill.”</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <br> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Zero Waste Ambassadors will be stationed at nearby trash and recycle containers in the downtown Phoenix area.</span> <br style=""><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"></span> <br style=""><span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Duties may include:</span><span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></span> </div> <div> <ul role="list"> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="1" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Educating attendees about what is recyclable and compostable</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Ensuring attendees place items in the correct container</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="3" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Monitoring containers and reporting fill levels to Public Works staff</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="4" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Reporting littering or other issues to Public Works staff</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> <li data-aria-level="1" role="listitem" data-aria-posinset="5" aria-setsize="-1" data-listid="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext=""> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Conducting any other pertinent duties to ensure the event reaches its zero waste goal</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </li> </ul> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.</span> <span style="font-size:16px;" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </div> <span style="font-size:16px;">​</span> <br style="font-size:16px;"> <br style="font-size:16px;"> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
A Message From the Director of Public Works: Bulk Trash Collectionhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2612Public Works (Trash and Recycling)12/29/2022 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2612/Newsroom_PWD_bulk trash workers.jpgA Message From the Director of Public Works: Bulk Trash Collection<div class="ExternalClass1BED51234EC349D682C89DE12B66209A"><html> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​​To all Phoenix residents:</span> <br style=""></span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">The past several months have been unusual, to say the least, for Phoenix Public Works. Due to a nationwide shortage of CDL drivers, our Solid Waste division was (and still is) short-staffed. Unfortunately for our customers, that led to delays of several weeks, in some cases, in quarterly bulk trash collection. I again apologize for the frustrating inconvenience you may have experienced.</span> <br style=""></span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">I am also aware that, since the city-wide collection re-route that changed weekly garbage and recycling pickup days for 80% of residents, your barrels may not have been collected as early on your designated trash day as they used to be. I apologize for any confusion, unsurety, or missed collections that have affected you or your neighborhood.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">In both cases, you have been incredibly patient and forgiving, for which I am grateful.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">One thing that has not wavered in the slightest during these recent, atypical delays has been the diligent work of our solid waste equipment operators. They have sacrificed time with their families during a festive time of year to work long hours into the evenings. Many of them have been driving routes 6 days a week for months because they are committed to giving you the service you expect and deserve. You would be hard-pressed to find any employees in any organization who work as hard or with as much determination as our truck operators. Please recognize the incredible grit they display by continuing to work overtime to fix service interruptions and delays that are happening through no fault of their own. I kindly ask for your compassion towards them.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Fortunately, things are looking up for our Solid Waste operations overall. Through <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/2540">hiring incentives and increased pay​</a>, the City of Phoenix is attracting higher numbers of quality applicants for solid waste equipment operator positions. In the coming weeks, many of these new hires will be onboarded and give us additional strength in numbers. Our entire department – most especially these dedicated truck drivers -- is committed to improving our service responsibilities to all of you.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Thank you for understanding. Thank you for the kind notes and greetings you pass along to our equipment operators. Their hard work is what keeps our city running.</span> </span></div><div><br style="font-size:16px;"></div> <div><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Respectfully,</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span></div> <div class="OutlineElement Ltr SCXW230756990 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;"> <p class="Paragraph SCXW230756990 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre-wrap;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;"><span style="font-size:16px;"> <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Joe Giudice</span>  <span style="" data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Director, Public Works Department</span> <br style=""><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">City of Phoenix</span></span></p></div> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Amid Bulk Trash Collection Delays, Phoenix Establishes Pay Incentive for CDL Operatorshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2540Public Works (Trash and Recycling)10/27/2022 11:25:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2540/Newsroom_PWD_01.pngAmid Bulk Trash Collection Delays, Phoenix Establishes Pay Incentive for CDL Operators<div class="ExternalClass4317C6E03B2349739075E73F478CA463"><html> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​​The City of Phoenix has announced another temporary incentive to attract more commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. Starting on November 28, 2022, City employees across all departments who are in a CDL position and have a valid CDL will receive an additional $3/hour.</span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">"I proudly support the long overdue hiring and retention incentives for the City's Public Works employees," said City Councilmember Carlos Garcia</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">. </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">"By taking care of our </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">C</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ity</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> workers, we can also do right by our residents. We apologize for the inconvenience th</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">e bulk trash collection delays</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> ha</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">ve</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> caused and moving forward, we hope to have better systems in place to communicate with our residents when issues arise."</span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> <br> </span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">The extra $3/hour<span style="font-size:16px;"> is in addition to the current hiring incentive of $2,500 for new solid waste equipment operators (SWEOs) and the retention incentive of $3,000 for current SWEOs.</span></span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" data-ccp-charstyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"6d8b9180-d3fe-43f7-a019-49f1ee07fa52|11","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"normaltextrun",201340122,"1",134233614,"true",469778129,"normaltextrun",469778324,"Default Paragraph Font"]}">The 2022 quarterly bulk trash schedule is currently experiencing <a target="_blank" href="/publicworks/bulktrash">collection delays</a> of up to several weeks in some areas due </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">mainly </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">to a nationwide shortage of CDL operators.</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> All customers will receive their fourth quarter bulk trash service, but should note <a target="_blank" href="/publicworkssite/Documents/FINAL_Updated_English_Bulk%20Trash%20Insert%20Schedule%202023.pdf">updates to the schedule</a>, with revised collection dates for areas 8</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">-</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">13 beginning on November 21.</span> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="">In the meantime, there are other disposal options. Residential c</span> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" data-ccp-parastyle-defn="{"ObjectId":"6d8b9180-d3fe-43f7-a019-49f1ee07fa52|9","ClassId":1073872969,"Properties":[469775450,"paragraph",201340122,"2",134233614,"true",469778129,"paragraph",469777841,"Times New Roman",469777842,"Times New Roman",469777843,"Times New Roman",469777844,"Times New Roman",469769226,"Times New Roman",268442635,"24",335559740,"240",201341983,"0",134233118,"true",134233117,"true",469778324,"Normal"]}" style="">ustomers may dispose of one load of up to one ton (2,000 pounds) at a City Transfer Station each calendar month at no charge. </span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" style="">Anyone making a drop-off will need to show</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="paragraph" style=""> their city services bill and a matching ID.</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">“We thank Phoenix residents for their patience during this time. Our Public Works drivers are working hard to catch up on the bulk trash schedule</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">,” said City Council</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">member</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"> Debra Stark.</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">“</span> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">Thank you to our drivers for their dedication to the job and for working overtime to return service levels to what Phoenix customers rely on</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)">.</span><span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)" style="">”</span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}"> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">Phoenix also offers a solid waste equipment operator </span> <a href="/publicworks/SWEOapprenticeship" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">apprenticeship program</span> </span> </a> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">—the first of its kind in the nation. The apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity for those starting their careers to receive the on-the-job training and instruction needed to secure their CDL. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style="font-size:16px;"> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style=""> <span data-ccp-parastyle="Normal (Web)"></span> </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":0,"335559740":240}" style=""> </span> </span> </div> <div> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">“We are actively working to get bulk trash pickup back on track, and the City has done an incredible amount of outreach to individual truck drivers and partnered with neighboring cities to try and fix this issue,” said City Councilmember Sal DiCiccio. “I would love to see the City continue to think outside of the box and look into hiring back retired, certified truck drivers to get this job done.”<br><br></span></span></div> <div> <span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;">Learn more about the comprehensive benefits offered by the City of Phoenix and apply today at </span> <a href="/jobs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> <span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">Phoenix.gov/Jobs</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">.</span></span></a><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16px;"><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> </span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">S</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">earch </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">solid waste equipment operator</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">’</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style=""> and select </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">either </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">the </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">current CDL holder</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun" style="">’</span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun"> option or </span> <span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">‘</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">apprenticeship program.</span><span data-ccp-charstyle="normaltextrun">’</span></span></div><br style="font-size:16px;"> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works
Phoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2455Public Works (Trash and Recycling)9/21/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2455/Newsroom_PWDFleetRecruitment.pngPhoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positions<div class="ExternalClassE181F69449CA4B20BE6826ECDDB12198"><html> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">The City of Phoenix is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive for two critical positions in the Public Works Department – Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Equipment Service Worker II. Learn more at a hiring event THIS Friday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Avenue.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Both positions engage in meaningful work to ensure residents have access to the services they need every day. These mechanic positions maintain and repair more than 7,000 pieces of City equipment. Make a living and make a difference! <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Apply today</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto" style="text-decoration:underline;">Heavy Equipment Mechanic -- $27.27-$30.60/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">A Heavy Equipment Mechanic repairs and maintains fire equipment, heavy diesel trucks, refuse collection equipment, earth-moving equipment, and related construction equipment with various types of hydraulic components. Heavy Equipment Mechanics also perform regular preventative maintenance, schedule and conduct safety inspections, test drive vehicles, and records repairs and services on work orders. Some positions may be required to provide emergency response during severe weather (floods, storms, etc.).</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Minimum requirements include five years journey level experience and experience performing skilled tasks in repair and maintenance as an automotive and/or heavy equipment mechanic.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto" style="text-decoration:underline;">Equipment Service Worker II -- $18.87-23.05/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Equipment Service Worker IIs performs skilled servicing, mechanical maintenance, and minor repair of automotive, heavy duty, and other motorized equipment. Duties include performing routine servicing and maintenance of engines, transmissions, chassis, air conditioning and tune ups; repairing and replacement of wheel bearings, brakes, balancing tires and wheels and patching and repairing tires. Work also involves maintaining service parts and inventory records, and installing and fabricating City decals, light bar kits, arrow boards, dash switches, electrical wiring, gauges and other equipment and components.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Minimum requirements include two years of experience in automotive servicing, maintenance and repair of vehicular equipment. </span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">​</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">In addition to the $5,000 hiring incentive, both positions include a comprehensive benefits package which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions, choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan, wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(a) and 457 plans, medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan, bus/light rail pass, tuition reimbursement program, and paid time off (12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days).</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p> <p> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">With more than 14,000 employees working across 35​ departments, the City of Phoenix offers opportunity for career growth and advancement. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, working in public service offers many rewards!</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Le</span><span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">arn more and attend the hiring event on Friday, Sept. 23 at Desert West Community Center or apply at <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/Jobs​</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/publicworksNewspublic-worksPublic Works



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