Light Equipment Operator (2 Positions) #74874

Company: Regional Municipality Of Woodbuffalo

Job Description

These are temporary full-time positions working eighty-four (84) hours biweekly for approximately six (6) months within the Parks and Roads Services Branch of the Public Works and Transit Services Department. These positions are within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. These positions are located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.
Under general supervision and in all weather conditions, safely and competently operates and performs maintenance on assigned light equipment including, but not limited to dump trucks/tandem, flusher trucks, sanders, street sweepers, self-propelled vibratory packers/rollers, road patching, tractors with implements, loader, snow blowers chainsaws and ploughing equipment used by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in year round maintenance and/or construction of streets, parks, roads and facilities. Will perform semi-skilled manual labour using a variety of hand/power tools and other equipment.


  • Manually perform installation, maintenance, and repair of roadways, parks, walkways, catch basins, and manhole accesses using hand and power tools. Required to lift and move heavy objects (tools and material) as part of performing these activities.
  • Install signage, prepare materials, and other activities in support of equipment operations.
  • Operate assigned equipment used in construction projects and the maintenance of streets, parks, roads and facilities.
  • Clean, service and maintain assigned equipment and perform minor operational repairs; may be required to assist the mechanic in major equipment repairs.
  • Complete daily paperwork and equipment reports as requested detailing the condition of equipment and work performed and completes additional forms/reports as requested.
  • Perform general labour duties as required.
  • Will participate in the winter operations program.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • At least one (1) years’ experience operating equipment and trucks related to municipal operations.
  • Equipment field testing and/or competency testing may be required as part of the interview evaluation.
  • You will possess the following:
  • Must have valid Class Three (3) Alberta driver’s licence with Q-endorsement as well as a safe driving record (no more than 2 demerit points); any infractions will be reviewed.
  • Valid Class One (1) Alberta driver’s licence is an asset.
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment in a safe manner.
  • Ability to detect minor defects in equipment used.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Knowledge of safety precautions, methods and techniques employed in the trucking and heavy equipment industry.
  • Must be able to demonstrate dependability and reliability.
  • Valid First Aid certificate is required or a willingness to successfully complete within 60 days of hire.
  • WHMIS training is required or a willingness to complete within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be medically and physically able to perform all duties of the job on an ongoing basis.
  • Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions (immunizations are strongly recommended for work in unsanitary conditions).
  • Ability to work shifts and weekends.

Additional Information:

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

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