Equipment Operator III


Organization : Town of Drayton Valley
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : AB
City : Drayton Valley
Salary and Benefits :

Position Summary

This position involves the operation and performance of maintenance on heavy mobile construction and other maintenance equipment required to provide municipal services. The incumbent must be capable of working without supervision, with orders to be received verbally as required. Responsible for the operation of equipment in a safe manner and must be capable of training other employees on heavy equipment.

Understand and adhere to all worker responsibilities as outlined in the current Towns’ Policy and Procedures.

Understand and adhere to all Town Health & Safety policies, work procedures, rules, and relevant directives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Thorough use and operation all light and heavy-duty construction and maintenance equipment for Town of Drayton Valley.
  • Repair and maintenance of roadways, sidewalks, curb, gutters, boulevards, parks and playgrounds.
  • Snow removal operations.
  • Repair and maintain all traffic control devices.
  • Assist in the repair and maintenance of Town owned facilities in the areas of Public Works and Utilities when requested.
  • Repair and maintain water distribution system, sewer & storm sewer collection system, while digging and repairing water mains, sewer mains and storm sewers, along with the respective appurtenances.
  • Performances of routine preventative maintenance on equipment operated and assist in mechanical repair of equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform stand-by and/or on-call duties as assigned or scheduled.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Special Requirements

  • Willingness to attend training sessions as required by the employer
  • Willingness to work weekends and unscheduled hours during major emergencies

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Municipal Maintenance Operations or equivalent in construction field for operation of heavy equipment.
  • Should possess the ability to operate all Municipal vehicles, and light & heavy-duty equipment owned by the Town.
  • Valid Alberta Class 3 Drivers’ License with Q-endorsement.
  • Ability to operate all light and heavy-duty equipment acquired by the Town.
  • Preventative maintenance of equipment being operated.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.


The person hired in this position will begin at the start rate and after the completion of the probationary period as per Section 9.04 of the Collective Agreement will move to Wage Level 1.

Further advancement to Wage Level II, III, and IV, in their position, will be as per the Collective Agreement, Article 26, Schedule “A”.

Additional Information

As a team player you possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence. If you like being challenged, then we would like to hear from you. Please submit a cover letter outlining your skills and experience as they relate to the position along with your resume in confidence to:

Human Resources
Town of Drayton Valley
Box 6837
Drayton Valley, AB, T7A 1A1

Deadline to apply is no later than 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Town of Drayton Valley thanks all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications of this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or all the qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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