Roads & Drainage Operator (12 Month Temporary Position)

The Town of LaSalle - LaSalle, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Roads and Drainage Operator is responsible for inspection/maintenance of the Town wide transportation network and the open/municipal drain system. Duties include such things as road repairs, winter control, shoulders/sidewalk maintenance, surface water drainage concerns, catchbasin repairs, trimming/felling and chipping of trees, sign maintenance. Other duties include responding to resident and contractor concerns, loading, operating and floating of heavy equipment, repairing topsoil, and maintaining log books.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completion of assigned work orders
  • Setting grades and slopes for ditching and culvert/pipe installation
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and install storm sewer catchbasins
  • Operation of heavy equipment and hand tools
  • Inspection and maintenance of road side trees
  • Operation of equipment for winter control
  • Installation and maintenance of signs
  • Maintain log book
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Ontario Grade 12 Graduation Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous related experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Hold and maintain a valid Class “AZ” drivers license

Qualifications Considered Assets

  • Previous experience reading blueprints

Working Conditions

  • Duties shall be performed both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, and also within resident dwellings
  • Manual dexterity to operate heavy equipment, use hand tools, desktop computer, peripherals, vinyl cutter, etc.
  • Safety equipment as required (i.e. safety shoes, glasses/goggles, gloves, hearing protection, etc.)
  • Travel within the Town
  • Operation of various motor vehicles

Hours of Work

  • Primary hours of work are Monday to Friday (40 hours), day shift with overtime as required

Physical Requirements

  • Physical work environment requiring extended periods of walking, standing, crouching, lifting, bending, kneeling, climbing, and sitting

Leadership Responsibilities

  • None

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: $28.11 to $31.97 /hour


  • Heavy Equipment Operator: 5 years


  • AZ Drivers Licence