Employment Type
Job Location
242006 Range Road 243, Wheatland County, Alberta, T1P 2C4, Canada
Date posted
November 15, 2023
Valid through
December 1, 2023

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Position title
Surfacing Crew Equipment Operator

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Position Summary:

The Surfacing Crew Equipment Operator is responsible for operating a heavy truck and other heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner to ensure Wheatland County roadways are accessible, safe, and in good condition.

The Surfacing Crew Equipment Operator will provide back-up support within the Public Works Operations as required.

  • Properly operate equipment in accordance with Wheatland County policies, and ensure work is performed in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Detect the cause of equipment failures and recommend preventative measures.
  • Appropriately report equipment deficiencies along with corrective measures.
  • Perform all daily safety, maintenance checks and conduct general care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Coordinate the delivery of supplies and materials.
  • Apply dust abatement products.
  • During the winter season assume the role of Plow Truck Operator.
  • Report any dangerous or unsafe road conditions to the Surfacing Foreman
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable Wheatland County policies and bylaws.
  • Ensure compliance with OH&S including attendance at safety meetings, being properly trained in OH&S related topics, and ensuring work is completed in a safe manner.
  • Appropriately, and in a timely manner complete administrative tasks when required.
  • Relate to and communicate with co-workers, management, customers and vendors sincerely, clearly, tactfully, promptly and courteously; respond to inquiries and complaints promptly and professionally.
  • Perform tasks, consistent with the position, including special projects / assignments, as may be required on an ad hoc basis.
  • Valid Class 1 Alberta drivers’ licence
  • 3 years’ experience driving similar vehicles and hauling similar commodities is preferred
  • Related experience and education
  • Experience working with graders and other heavy equipment
  • Ability to work alone and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Previous experience with dust abatement applications would be an asset
Working Conditions
  • (Approximately) April – November (Summer Season) – Monday to Friday; 50 regular hours/week;
  • (Approximately) December – March (Winter Season) – Monday to Friday; 40 regular hours/week;
  • Overtime may be required