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Equipment Operator

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking individuals to fulfill the temporary positions of:


Job# 17-019

 (Internal / External Posting)

CUPE 855 Outside

$19.15 - $23.19

Reports to: Supervisor, Public Works

Duration: To conclude on/before April 8, 2017

Hours of Work: Called for individual shift or shifts, as operations require

May include days, evenings, weekends

Work Location: Travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with job requirements, work locations will vary

Job Description:

  • Assist in day-to-day maintenance and compliance operations on City roads in an effective, efficient, safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Understand City and Provincial road standards and monitor compliance; reporting anomalies to Supervisor and maintain necessary records
  • Provide winter control maintenance, road maintenance, sign maintenance, storm drain and ditch maintenance under the direction of the Area Supervisor
  • Provide traffic control duties; install and maintain traffic control infrastructure as per plans approved by Supervisor
  • Safe, competent and efficient operation of departmental equipment as part of regular road maintenance program including using a single, tandem or tri-axel snow plow with plow and wing, tandem truck, front end loader, street sweeper, tractor, tractor mounted brushing unit boom truck, mower, chainsaw, tree trimmer, string trimmer and other equipment as required
  • Snow plowing and sanding operations and snow removal as needed (roads and/or sidewalks)
  • General labour and maintenance duties including, but not limited to:  tree and brush cutting, road and sign maintenance, gravel and cold patching operations, road applications (calcium chloride), guardrail or sidewalk repair, shop maintenance, general vehicle and equipment maintenance
  • Provide roadside maintenance including litter, pickup of dead animals and other debris
  • Provide assistance to the public and provide general information in regards to roads maintenance issues
  • Keep daily time sheets, equipment log sheets, hours of work log sheets for Supervisor review and approval
  • Follow prescribed health and safety procedures including wearing personal protective equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Skills/Education Required:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Minimum 1 year of related equipment operation experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Must have a minimum one full winter control season driving experience operating a tandem, single or tri-axle plow truck with wing and sander (must be current, i.e. within the last five years); over any specified road type
  • Ability to read and understand current legislation as it pertains to the Hours of Work legislation, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Minimum Maintenance Standards, City policies, Operational Guidelines, and other legislation and laws as applicable
  • Knowledge and ability to safely and competently operate loaders, tractors and other equipment 
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and equipment, (i.e. chainsaw, weed eater)
  • Knowledge of road maintenance and repairs, both hard top and gravel
  • First Aid/CPR Certification, WHMIS training
  • Must have legible and accurate writing ability
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective member of a team
  • Effective oral communication and strong interpersonal skills to deal with members of the public, council and all levels of staff
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to prioritize assigned workloads and meet deadlines
  • Basic skill level with microcomputers and related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “D” Driver’s Licence with “Z” endorsement and acceptable driving record
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required

Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.

Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 8, 2017 to:

Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

P.O.  Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

Or e-mail to

Please quote position and job number on your submission.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

Date posted:  February 16, 2017

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