TOWN OF GANDER
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Competition # TOG2020-002
The Town of Gander is currently accepting applications for a temporary Heavy Equipment Operator position within the Municipal Works & Services Department.
This position will operate heavy equipment and attachments as well as perform labour intensive duties to maintain and construct sidewalks, roads, buildings and public infrastructure throughout the municipality and other areas.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, excavators, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities
Operate heavy equipment with attachments to clear roads and parking lots of snow and ice
Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo
Operate equipment to dig and backfill water, sewer and storm line repairs
Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment
Clean and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and public grounds of municipality and other areas
Place concrete, asphalt, and aggregate using shovels, rakes, and hand tampers
Collect and load refuse on trucks
Assist skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters, and mechanics
Perform maintenance and other duties as required.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including ability to lift 50 lbs (22Kgs); Physical dexterity required to operate control levers and switches; Working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather; Driving in adverse weather conditions; Extended exposure to vibration; Work in areas with pedestrian and vehicle traffic;
Completion of high school or equivalent; Completion of post-secondary Heavy Equipment training program; Class
3 and 5 driver’s license with endorsements 8 & 9; Drivers Abstract, Demonstrated proficiency in the use of heavy equipment; Standard First Aid / CPR Certification; Certificate of Conduct, medical clearance certificate
SALARY: Unionized position, 40 hours/week - $25.13/hour.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter on or before
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to the attention of:
Town of Gander
100 Elizabeth Drive
Gander, NL, A1V 1G7
Please note: The Town of Gander appreciates all applicants for their interest, however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $25.13 /hour