Public Works Operator

Full Time - Permanent (40 Hrs/Week)

Competition TOS2021-39

Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.

The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our team of experienced, engaged professionals deliver a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, the Public Works Operator is a key contributor within the Operations Department. This position requires both a strategic and hands-on role in providing an array of services around the Strathmore community.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Day to day duties as assigned by the Public Works Supervisor
  • Operate a variety of light and/or heavy equipment, including hand and power tools, excavators, tandem    trucks, graders, wheel loaders, hydrovac and/or other equipment
  • Perform excavation, trenching and detailed finishing work
  • Grade gravel roads and alleys
  • Winter snow plowing, sanding and/or removal on Town road network
  • Maintain roads via sweeping, pothole repairs, crack sealing and line painting
  • Maintain sidewalks, curbs, gutters, pedestrian walkways and asphalt pavement
  • Repair and replace street signs
  • Undertake after-hours and weekend on-call duties on a rotational basis
  • Assist in the repair of Town Infrastructure, as required
    • Other duties as required within the Operations department
    • Assist other departments with operating duties, as required

Competencies & Behaviours:

  • Must be willing to take direction from others and follow through with designated tasks
  • Willingness to follow standards and guidelines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A team player who demonstrates a high degree of personal drive and motivation towards team success
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving abilities

Required Education & Experience:

  • Must have a minimum of Grade 12 education
  • Minimum 1 - 3 years experience operating a variety of vehicles and light/heavy equipment
  • Valid Alberta Class 3 Operators Licence with Q endorsement
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Consent to disclosure of a Criminal Record Check and provision of a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract

Working Conditions:

  • This position requires sitting, lifting up to 50 lbs, standing for long periods, and working outdoors in extreme weather conditions
  • Driving is a requirement of this position
  • In this position, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, elevated noise levels, and adverse weather conditions
  • Regular schedule is 40 hrs/week (Monday-Friday). Schedule will also include after-hours, weekend, statutory holiday & on-call coverage on a rotational basis 
  • This job is classified as Safety Sensitive and an Essential Service position

The Town of Strathmore has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Exemptions are available for those who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (i.e., medical, religious). The successful candidate will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption as part of the recruitment process.

Compensation:

The Town of Strathmore total compensation package includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and LAPP pension eligibility.

Application:

Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting

Competition TOS2021-39 to:  careers@strathmore.ca

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

·       In this position, the employee will be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, elevated noise levels, and adverse weather conditions

·       Regular schedule is 40 hrs/week (Monday-Friday). Schedule will also include after-hours, weekend, statutory holiday & on-call coverage on a rotational basis

 

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