Snow Plow Operator - Bella Coola

Dawson Road Maintenance - Bella Coola, BC (30+ days ago)

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Are you looking for a chance to be part of something big, something meaningful, something important? How about keeping our vital transportation infrastructure — our necessary roads, highways and bridges — safe for B.C. families and businesses!

Dawson Road Maintenance is looking for skilled, passionate people to help us safely connect our communities.

We operate a diverse fleet of specialized equipment using the latest in technology, including GPS-tracking backed by real-time weather forecasts. From winter snow to avalanches, mud slides or washouts, we work hard to make sure our highways are open and safe for the travelling public.

Work for us and you will be a valued member of the Dawson Group, a family owned group of transportation and construction companies serving all of B.C. People First is one of our core values, and we take it seriously. As well, we pride ourselves on acting with Integrity, Excellence and Respect. These values define us and guide all the decisions we make.

In this role you will be a valued member at Dawson Road Maintenance, working as working as a temporary, full-time Plow Truck Operator, reporting to the Superintendent of Roads. This is a seasonal role, running roughly from the end of October 2019 to the middle of April 2020. The Plow Truck Operator will be responsible for operating snow plows and material spreaders in the winter season to ensure all roads are safe for all drivers. Your base location will be Williams Lake, Likely, Horsefly, and Bella Coola, BC.


  • Prioritize safety of self and others in all aspects of the job
  • Operate highway vehicles, including snow plow and material spreader trucks in the winter season
  • Operate and maintain a variety of highway maintenance equipment (including loaders, tractors, small power equipment, and power tools) required to repair and maintain all highway roadway and corridor assets according to MOTI standards and contractual requirements
  • Perform general manual labour required to maintain and repair the highway and related corridor assets (including litter removal, traffic control, grass cutting, drainage facilities, signs and related damages, spring debris clean-up, etc)
  • Perform equipment operations and manual labour duties related to preventive maintenance of highway assets (including bridge components, pavement running surfaces, and drainage facilities)
  • Assist in accident response and site clean-up, in compliance with Provincial Traffic control regulations
  • Prepare daily work records of activities and accomplishments, including equipment operating times and vehicle performance
  • Assist in yard maintenance and general good house-keeping clean-up practices
  • Required to work scheduled rotating shifts during Winter Operations
  • May be asked to work at different locations from time to time


  • Valid Class 3 driver license with a clean driving record
  • Minimum 2 years’ previous job-related experience preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • General knowledge of highway operations and working experience with various types of vehicles and equipment used in road maintenance activities is preferred
  • Proven work performance related to attention to detail, timeliness and organization
  • Attention to detail with a focus on accuracy, efficiency and compliance with defined standards
  • Good personal documentation and problem solving
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge of workplace health and safety
  • Ability to deal with the public in a calm, patient and professional manner


Looking to be part of a well-established family-owned company? Our core values include: People First, Integrity, Respect and Excellence and as such we are committed to providing an environment that supports the growth and effectiveness of our employees and the organization. You will work for a company that offers an excellent compensation package, pension, and medical benefits, as well as learning and long-term advancement opportunities.

The Dawson Group is expanding our reach and need people like you to join us on our journey, and to help us continue safely connecting our communities.

Apply now to start the conversation!

The Dawson Group uses a centralized application service- please apply electronically as paper resumes will not be accepted

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • Snow Plowing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Class 3 (Preferred)
  • Class 1 (Preferred)