Equipment Operator #74871

Company: Regional Municipality Of Woodbuffalo

Job Description


This is a temporary full-time position working eighty (80) hours biweekly for approximately eight (8) months within the Underground Services Branch of the Engineering and Environmental Services Department. This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.
Under general supervision, operate assigned equipment involved in the distribution, collection, and disposal of water, wastewater and waste management in the region.


  • Operate related heavy equipment used in the excavation, maintenance, and repair of potable and wastewater systems.
  • Operate related heavy equipment used in waste management and recycling operations.
  • Assist in the repair and maintenance of potable and wastewater systems.
  • Maintain daily operation equipment log detailing condition of equipment, perform minor servicing, and report maintenance problems to supervisory roles.
  • Assist in locating underground utilities.
  • Read and interpret underground blueprints.
  • Deal with the public in a polite manner.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and fuelled.
  • Review pre-excavation checks with Equipment Operator II, Pipeman and Labourer.
  • Undertake standby service on a rotating basis as required and reside within the municipality during that time with ability to respond within one (1) hour.
  • Perform general labour duties and other related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • One (1) year experience in operating related heavy equipment associated with water and sewer systems (I.e. high velocity jet rodder, combination vacuum truck, wet vacuum truck, high pressure/steamer truck, backhoe (front loader only), loader to 4.5 cubic yard, skidsteer, tandem dump trucks, compressors, mobile pumps, self-propelled compactor vibratory/static, potable water truck).
  • Equipment field testing and/or competency testing may be required as part of the interview evaluation.
  • You will possess the following:
  • Valid Class Three (3) Alberta driver’s licence.
  • Clear driving record and Class One (1) Alberta driver’s licence are assets.
  • Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Level I an asset.
  • Must be able to read and interpret underground water and sewer blueprints and identify hazardous waste symbols and signs.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Must be medically and physically able to perform all duties of this position on an ongoing basis.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions (immunizations strongly recommended for work in unsanitary conditions).


  1. $39.70 (Temporary Rate)
  2. We also offer an additional bi-weekly payment of $480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

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