Machine Operator 3 Lead Hand Permanent Full Time

Machine Operator 3 Lead Hand
Permanent Full Time

The Town of Peace River Public Works Department is accepting applications for one (1) permanent full time Machine Operator 3 Lead Hand (NOC 7522) 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.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Public Works, the Lead Hand 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 the designate, related to the overall maintenance of the Public Works Department and other agencies of the Town of Peace River;
  • Assisting as required in the supervision of the Public Works Department in relation to the general operations and maintenance for all municipal infrastructure systems.
  • Assisting in the project administration including project planning, supervision and reporting, budget preparation and cost control.
  • Providing advanced knowledge in relations to the operations and maintenance requirements on municipal infrastructures systems.
  • Advanced operation of all Public Works Department’s small hand tools, power tools, light equipment and heavy equipment.
  • Operate a variety of trucks and equipment, including: vacuum trucks, water trucks, excavators, skid-steers, and backhoes;
  • Periods of strenuous physical work may exist;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team and safety focused environment;
  • Ability to work 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;
  • Maintain equipment through preventative maintenance; and
  • Timely and accurate completion of all required paperwork.

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;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the operation of a minimum ten (10) pieces of specified equipment identified in Appendix A;
  • Experience with hand and mechanical tools;
  • Experience and operation of light/heavy equipment in relation to various facility equipment;
  • Ability to lift 25lbs regularly throughout the day.
  • Standard First Aid/CPR certificate;
  • WHMIS/TDG certification;
  • Equipment Safety; and
  • Trenching Safety.
  • Advanced knowledge of all municipal infrastructure systems.
  • Heavy Equipment Safety in relation to all facility equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in project administration including project planning, supervision and reporting, budget preparation and cost control.
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs/applications.
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administration skills.

Hours of employment:    40 hours per week, with any nine (9) consecutive hours between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with a one (1) hour unpaid lunch. This position may require additional hours, on-call and/or shift-work including weekends and evenings above regular scheduled hours.

Closing Date:                      April 22, 2018

Wage:                                    $37.69 per hour as per CUPE Local 898 Collective Agreement.

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. Job descriptions are available upon request. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, in confidence, to Competition # 18/017:

Leanne Cottrell, Human Resources Coordinator
Fax:    (780) 624-4664

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those applicants who will be interviewed will be contacted.