Reports To: Supervisor of Agriculture Services, Assistant Ag. Fieldman or ASB Lead Hand
Key Responsibilities Include:
The primary responsibilities in this position will be to operate a 15-foot roadside pull type mower and to operate a 3 ton spray boom truck.
Perform spray operations using chemicals as set out by Alberta Environment.
Operate additional equipment that includes but is not limited to tractors, 3pt. hitch type equipment such as mowers and seeders and weed sprayers (3-ton, 3/4 ton truck, ATV, backpack) including loading and unloading machinery onto tandem trailer for movement to County locations as required.
Operate chainsaw for brush clearing.
Conduct daily inspections and provide basic daily maintenance on equipment.
Provide accurate record keeping on daily spray records, mowing maps, daily field reports and on weekly time sheets.
Be an active participant in Lethbridge County’s Health and Safety program.
Various other duties as they arise.
This position will work 9-hour days Monday through Thursday (7am-4:30pm) and 8 hours on Friday (7am-3:30pm). Seasonal hours may change as per CUPE agreement.
Position Reporting Site: Primary – Picture Butte Yellow Shop. Secondary – May vary as per Supervisor instruction, within Lethbridge County.
This position is subject to overtime in order to accomplish tasks in an efficient and timely manner.
Previous experience operation a large (85+ horse power) tractor. This position will be subject to field evaluations to determine abilities in operating specified equipment.
Experience with pesticide application; a valid pesticide applicator certificate would be an asset.
Have a minimum Class 5 Driver’s License in good standing. Preference will be given to candidates with an Air brake (Q) endorsement and/or a higher license Class 3 or 1. A copy of driver’s license abstract is mandatory yearly as per County policy.
Grade 12 High School Education, GED or equivalent work-related experience.
Experience operating a chainsaw.
Have experience and knowledge in the operation of various agriculture equipment: tractors, pull type mowers and three-point hitch equipment etc.
Knowledge of weeds, pests and soil through farming or agriculture background is desired.
Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills.
Candidate must be physically fit, work independently and be a self-starter.
Ability to lift heavy items up to 50kg occasionally as required.
Position is subject to overtime as required by the department to accomplish tasks in an efficient and timely fashion.
If you have the qualifications and believe this could be the perfect opportunity for you, please apply by sending your cover letter and resume with 5-year drivers abstract to Human Resources firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm on Monday April 19, 2021 to be included in the first round of screening. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.