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Tow Truck Operator

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Operations
STATUS: Auxiliary
UNION: CUPE, Local 387
HOURS OF WORK: See Below *
SALARY:  $29.64/hour (2017 rates) $30.23/hour (2018 rates) + 12% in lieu of all benefits & vacation

The City of New Westminster is seeking a hardworking, reliable and customer service focused individual to safely and efficiently operate and maintain a variety of City tow trucks. Your responsibilities include operating a tow truck to move vehicles from accident sites, illegally parked locations, and other sites; assisting and responding to vehicle owners reclaiming vehicles from storage facilities; responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance; replacing signage and remove debris; performing labour duties with various city crews; parking meter maintenance; entering computer data, collecting fees, and preparing records and reports.

  • Completion of Grade 12 (or equivalent), with considerable experience and knowledge in the operation of a tow truck and related equipment.
  • Previous experience in construction and maintenance work would be considered an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of the rules of safe operation and precautions necessary to avoid accidents and to increase efficiency when operating such equipment.
  • Ability to recover damaged vehicles involved in motor vehicle accidents and to recover vehicles from off highway locations.
  • Ability to deal effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to perform record keeping duties, data entry, and receive and deposit cash receipts.
  • Ability to perform effective pre and post trip inspections and to perform minor automotive and equipment maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Physical strength and stamina to perform job duties.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in any and all weather conditions.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with clean driving record.
  • Ability to pass and maintain a clear Police Information Check.

*Shifts will be scheduled as operationally required. The successful candidate will be available for a variety of shifts scheduled for up to 12 hours in length, on days, nights and weekends.

Apply by sending your resume quoting competition #17-153, by November 24, 2017 to the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604)527-4619 or e-mail to

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The City of New Westminster is committed to employment equity.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parking/Towing Services,Traffic Services
Posted: November 10, 2017, 2:52 pm
Expires: November 24, 2017, 4:30 pm