The Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Heavy Equipment of the road rehabilitation, drainage and maintenance activities. Reporting to the Transportation Supervisor, the Operator works independently and/or with a crew engaged in the maintenance of the County’s roads (paved or gravel) and assets (bridges, drainage ditches and signs). The Operator Series is a growth position that allows for incumbents to develop their knowledge, skills and experience.
The following duties are typical for the Operator position. Incumbents may not perform all the duties listed and/or may be required to perform additional duties from those set forth below to address operational needs and evolving best practice.
Additional duties that Operators may be required to perform include all duties identified in the Labourer job description. Working independently or with a team; waste and garbage collecting, signage and wayfinding and an assortment of support duties related to the maintenance of the County’s roads (paved or gravel) and assets (bridges, drainage ditches and signs) plus other tasks as needed.
Perform surface sealing
Oil road maintenance
Maintain road crown
Snow clearing and removal (seasonal)
Culvert replacement and disposal
Roadside ditch and drainage course excavation
Beaver dam removal
In addition to the above duties, incumbents in the Operator lll position are responsible for the following duties:
Operation of the following equipment:
Tractor trailer (semi-truck)
All Operator Levels:
Required to interact with County employees, citizens, contractors in an appropriate manner as guided by Sturgeon County Values.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
Must work effectively and efficiently with others and alone with little or no supervision, always be punctual, communicate openly, take direction well, and respond to public inquiries in a calm and friendly manner.
The ability to safely operate various small power tools by taking precautions to avoid incident. Knowledge of servicing the equipment assigned would be an asset. Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the County.
Demonstrate a high level of work performance and initiative. Capable of and may be expected to operate several pieces of heavy duty equipment. Exhibit initiative and good judgment in loading, hauling and unloading all types and sizes of materials, supplies, machines and equipment. Knowledge of approval methods of transporting, including loading, unloading, towing and winching operations. Possess skills and abilities to assume higher level supervision. Exhibit initiative and responsibility as well as an understanding of the capabilities of the machine being operated. Knowledge, skill and ability to operate equipment safely and be able to avoid accidents. Exhibit the knowledge and ability in the maintenance and servicing of the equipment or vehicle. Ability to tarp and tie down loads when required. Work is performed at various outdoor work sites within the county.
Considerable experience in the operation of heavy-duty equipment or a number of different types of automotive equipment used for the maintenance and construction of roads or other related duties.
Knowledge of approval methods of transporting, including loading, unloading, towing and winching operations.
Possess skills and abilities to assume higher level supervision.
Exhibit the knowledge and ability in the maintenance and servicing of the equipment or vehicle.
Valid Class 3 or 1 Driver’s Licence.
Work may be performed in extreme temperatures or high levels of noise. Physical job requirements: May require lifting and carrying of up to 23kg, shovelling, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, exposure to outdoor conditions, dust, and fumes, and working near equipment. Complete other duties as required by supervisor. Availability to work overtime when required.
Acceptable Commercial Driver’s Abstract.
Air Brake (Q) Endorsement.
Ground Disturbance Safety Training Level 1.
Standard First Aid and CPR.
Safety training in the following areas or will be provided in house: National Safety Codes, Pre-trip Inspection, Flag Person Training Course, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Forklift Operator Certification, Coupling/Uncoupling, Cargo Securement - Rigging and Slinging, Crane and Hoisting Equipment Operator - Boom Truck, Chainsaw Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Overhead Powerline, Customer Service.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $29.17-$36.58 per hour
Position Type: Casual
Posted Date: Oct 11, 2022
Closing Date: Nov 04, 2022