Machine Operator 1 – Temporary

The Town of Peace River is accepting applications for two (2) temporary, full-time Machine Operator 1’s accountable to the Superintendent of Public Works.

Peace River is a progressive urban centre in Northwest Alberta, and is a scenic, growing town that is home to just under 7,000 residents. The community is situated in the Peace River Valley and straddles the banks of the mighty Peace River. The town is within a five hours’ drive north of Edmonton and two hours northeast of Grande Prairie.

Full Time • Permanent Employment

Term: ASAP—March 31, 2022
Wage: $29.92 per hour
Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidates are found.

This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town of Peace River including:

  • Safely performing various duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Public Works, or his designate, related to the overall maintenance of the Public Works Department and other agencies of the Town of Peace River;
  • Provide general maintenance and/or assistance for all municipal infrastructure system.
  • Provide general operation of the Public Works Department’s small hand tools, power tools, light and heavy equipment;
  • Periods of strenuous physical work may exist;
  • Working in all weather conditions for extended periods of time;
  • Ensuring that Health and Safety is the number one priority by complying with all safe work practices, policies, and processes and acting in a safe manner at all times.

This position may include being on call after hours on a rotating shift basis, and must be immediately available to respond when on call.

Applicant shall possess the following:

  • Minimum level of formal education required is Grade 12 Diploma;
  • Valid Alberta Class 3 driver’s license with air brakes endorsement;
  • Clean 5-year drivers abstract;
  • Experience with hand and mechanical tools;
  • Experience and operation of light/heavy equipment in relation to various facility equipment;
  • Ability to lift 50lbs regularly throughout the day;
  • Standard First Aid/CPR certificate;
  • WHMIS/TDG certification;
  • Equipment Safety; and
  • Trenching Safety.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of a minimum four (4) pieces of specific Public Works equipment

The following assets would be preferred:

  • Heavy equipment experience with backhoes and front end loaders;
  • General experience in labourer and equipment duties within a municipal environment;
  • General knowledge of various municipal infrastructure systems; and
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs/applications.

The Town of Peace River welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Job descriptions are available upon request. This position is within the scope of C.U.P.E. Local 898 and as such, you will be required to adhere to the articles contained within the Collective Agreement.

Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes, in confidence, to the address below (quote Competition #21/039).

Human Resources Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

We thank all participants for their interest, however only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.