The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high-quality services and excellent customer service to residents. In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. The City of Yellowknife welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their application. We are currently seeking an individual to assume the demanding and fulfilling position of Equipment Operator II with the Roads & Sidewalks Division of the Public Works and Engineering Department.
Under the general supervision of the Superintendent and direct supervision of the Supervisor, Roads & Sidewalks, the Equipment Operator II operates primarily as a road grader and excavator (backhoe). This includes operating a diesel powered road grader to maintain gravel road surfaces in a smooth and drivable condition and operating an excavator to aid in repairs of waterlines and other excavations as required, ploughing ice and snow during the winter months, and servicing the equipment. The incumbent will also be required to operate other equipment, which may include loaders, dozers, street sweepers, and vactor trucks. This position will also perform manual duties related to Roads & Sidewalks operations and construction and will be required to work shift work and a rotating standby schedule.
The work requires a valid Class I Driver's Licence with air brake endorsement and manual transmission and at least two years of equipment operation experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a Journeyman Certificate in Heavy Equipment Operation. A demonstrated ability to operate a grader and excavator on municipal streets is required.
The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance, and a defined benefits pension plan.
Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than October 31, 2022.
Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: www.yellowknife.ca to submit your resume.
Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment. We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.