Public Works Lead Hand - Equipment

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Job Type Other
Organization Town of Peace River
Competition Number 22/025
Closing date
Job Description

The Town of Peace River is accepting applications for one (1) permanent, full-time Public Works Lead Hand—with a heavy focus on equipment operation.

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 Foreman of Public Works, the Public Works Lead Hand is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town of Peace River including:

  • Operating and maintaining the Town of Peace Rivers Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System to Federal, Provincial and AWWA standards.
  • Safely performing various duties as assigned by the Foreman or the Superintendent of Public Works, or their 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 Water/Wastewater Operators, Machine Operators and Labourers in relation to the general operations and maintenance for all municipal infrastructure systems.
  • Providing advanced knowledge in relation 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 the following equipment:
    • Excavator
    • Bulldozer
    • Motorized grader
    • Tandem axle dump truck
    • Single axle dump truck
    • Snow plow sander truck, tandem axle, c/w plow
    • Snow plow sander truck, single axle, 
    • c/w plow
    • Vacuum truck
    • Hydrovac truck
    • Street sweeper
    • Water truck 3000 gal.
    • Loader, rubber tire
    • Loader, tracked
    • Bobcat, skid steer, c/w attachments
    • SMI Snow blower, loader mounted
    • Backhoe Loader, rubber tire
    • Compaction equipment, vibratory steel roller
    • Sewer flusher equipment
  • 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;
  • Trenching Safety;
  • Advanced knowledge of all municipal infrastructure systems;
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs/applications; and
  • Demonstrated supervisory and administration skills.

The following is would be considered an asset:

  • Demonstrated experience in project administration including project planning, supervision and reporting, budget preparation and cost control;
  • Heavy Equipment Safety in relation to all facility equipment; and
  • Heavy Equipment Operator certificate from a recognized training facility.
  • Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection certificates issued by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).

Full Time Permanent Employment
$39.93 per hour for the 2022 year
Hours: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, on call required.

Application Return

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 e-mail below (quote Competition No. 22/025).

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.