BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Truck Driver - Solid Waste and Recycling - Single Family Collection (Tight Lanes)

Competition No.: 2020-024
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $31.94/hour (2019 Rates)
Last Updated: 2/7/20 8:58 AM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Foreman Solid Waste and Recycling, Single Family Collection, this is skilled, routine truck driving work involving the operation of various collection trucks of gross vehicle weight in excess of 18,000 kg. in the Solid Waste and Recycling Department. Work in this position supports residential curbside collection in a variety of manners, including: performing scheduled collections; tight lane servicing; missed pickup collections; vehicle maintenance and shuttling. An incumbent loads, secures, transports and unloads materials under varying traffic and field conditions; cleans, checks and performs light servicing work on the unit; maintains simple records and work reports; may supervise one or more subordinates engaged in loading and unloading materials, tools and equipment. The successful candidate may operate all types of single- and tandem-axle vehicles as assigned by the supervisor (e.g.  Recycling trucks, Automated garbage trucks, Rear Loader Trucks, etc.), as per operational requirements. Works under general supervision of a foreman, exercising considerable independence of action and judgment in performing work while remaining within defined operating limits, methods and procedures. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include completion of the twelfth school grade and considerable related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience, plus thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions to be taken to avoid accidents in the operation of large vehicles with attached or auxiliary equipment. Considerable knowledge of Municipal street layout and related departmental operations.  Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public, co-workers and supervisors; and to supervise one or more subordinates performing loading or unloading tasks. The incumbent will demonstrate a mechanical aptitude, sufficient strength and agility to perform manual work; have demonstrated the ability to be previously trained on relevant equipment, and possess related operating experience. The successful candidate may work statutory holidays and/or occasional weekends. Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 with Air Brake endorsement, is required.

Pilot Recruitment: 
This position is posted as an addition to the terms of the 2016 Memorandum of Agreement to enable the senior capable applicant to be confirmed in the position, subject to the successful confirmation of skills, knowledge and ability applicable to the classification and providing that there are no current performance or safety infractions. 

Please apply by Tuesday February 18, 2020

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Solid Waste & Recycling
Posted: February 7, 2020, 2:35 pm
Expires: February 18, 2020, 11:59 pm