Equipment Operator 3

(Permanent, Full-Time)

The District of West Vancouver has an exciting opportunity for an Equipment Operator 3 within our Utilities Construction Department. An Equipment Operator 3 operates and maintains heavy mobile equipment of a complex nature in accordance to competency standards, safety practices, regulations as well as performing manual work. The successful candidate must be skilled in the operation of backhoe loaders; working knowledge in the operation and use of excavators, front-end loaders, and skid steers would also be considered an asset.

  • Operating construction backhoe loader equipment in a variety of tasks including the maintenance and construction of water, sewer and drainage works;
  • Performing a variety of utilities construction duties using the assigned equipment, which may include the usage of backhoes, excavators, front-end loaders, bobcats, etc;
  • Washing, cleaning and service repairs (add fluid, adjust brakes, replace bulbs, etc.) to equipment;
  • Performing daily equipment inspections and submitting inspection reports;
  • Ongoing mentoring and training;
  • Performing other duties as required.

The preferred candidate will possess considerable experience in the operation of various equipment as applied to general utilities construction and maintenance work; ability to operate equipment in congested conditions; knowledge of safe operation procedures and the precautions necessary to avoid accidents or machine damage; the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and, mechanical aptitude along with adequate physical stamina to perform assigned duties in all types of weather.

The successful candidate has completed senior secondary school, possesses minimum 3 years of experience in the operation of construction backhoe loader equipment with a valid BC class 3 or 1 Licence with air brake endorsement. Level A Crane Certification and an operator certificate in accordance with WorkSafe BC’s Occupational Health & Safety Regulation would be considered an asset.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Class Specification which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on Westnet.

Position Status: WVMEA (Union) – Permanent, Full-time
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Rate of Pay: $31.78 per hour (2018 Rate)
Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday January 31, 2018
To Apply: Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Portal at to apply for this position. Please note that all candidates must apply via the Career Portal; we are no longer accepting resumes via email or hard copy.

 We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Equipment Operator/Maintenance
Posted: January 3, 2018, 12:51 pm
Expires: January 31, 2018, 12:00 pm