Heavy Equipment Operator (Waste Management)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Full-Time
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Waste Management
Hours of Work:  40 hours per week; 
                        Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri 10:30am–6:30pm; Sat 10:00am-6:00pm
Union:  C.U.P.E Local 1656 
Wage:  $28.82 per hour
Location:  Waste Management South Workshop, 1516 Glasgow St. RR# 4, Kitchener
Closing Date:  June 7, 2020

Description of Duties:

Loads and unloads waste, recycling, and waste diversion materials at waste management sites; hauls, levels, compacts, and covers landfill tipping face daily; operates heavy equipment such as bulldozers, compactors, hydraulic excavator, articulating dump trucks, roll-off trucks, water trucks, and front end loaders; and maintains areas of the site, heavy equipment, and tools as required.  Hours of work are determined by shift selection, which could include weekends, evenings, and statutory holidays. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

Knowledge of reading, writing, and math skills and proficiency in the safe operation of heavy equipment, with a minimum of loader, bulldozer, compactor, roll-off truck and excavator, acquired through a Grade 12 education plus 3 years of experience in a similar environment, or equivalent OR a Grade 10 education plus 3 years of directly related experience.
Knowledge of job-related Regional and divisional policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures, ISO 14001, and Provincial and Federal legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Highway Traffic Act.
Knowledge of GPS system to build landfill cells, slopes to achieve designated grades, heights, and compaction.
Communication skills in order to exchange or provide information to contractors, customers, supervisors, and co-workers; and participate as an effective team member.
Awareness and mechanical aptitude to identify maintenance requirements, perform regular equipment maintenance checks, use air compressor, power or hand tools, and comply with safety policy and procedures.
A valid Class DZ drivers licence and satisfactory driving record are required to operate Regional equipment.
Ability to read and understand owners manuals, GPS system for surveying, safety policies and manuals, maintenance requirements, instructions, labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, memos, policy material.
Ability to write notes and recommendations for procedural or equipment changes and complete daily check lists. 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, co-workers using two-way radio, and customers.
Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.

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