New job Heavy Equipment Operator II in Yukon

Heavy Equipment Operator II

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $35.80 an hour
Location : Yukon

Full Description

Highways and Public Works

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Exceeding Expectations


Without a firm foundation, nothing lasts.

Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works provides services and infrastructure that Yukoners need to go about their daily lives with safety, connectivity, and purpose. Things like roads and bridges, buildings and equipment, airports and government services, and information and communications networks. It’s a big department with many tools and hats. Our work is building the foundations that enable you to enjoy a full life in Yukon, one with freedom and opportunity to travel where you need, to do your job without constraints and to connect with the people that matter to you.

We’re here so you can be there.

The Transportation Division of Highways and Public Works builds and maintains the infrastructure, systems and programs that are critical to a healthy and vibrant Yukon. We employ operators, engineers, analysts, administrators, mechanics, and safety specialists to name a few and we offer many rewarding career opportunities. Our aviation, engineering, maintenance and transport services branches ensure a safe and effective transportation network that connects Yukon to the world and supports economic growth and a healthy society within the territory. We take this responsibility very seriously and we thrive in a challenging environment keeping the Yukon on the move 24/7.

Our people are your people.


Reporting to the Road Foreperson, this position is responsible for operating various pieces of light and heavy equipment to maintain highways, recreational roads and airstrips to acceptable standards. Duties include assessing work to be performed, terrain, weather conditions and equipment needs; placing signs to warn traffic of equipment working; making adjustments and minor repairs as required; steaming culverts; operating snow blowers, cleaning the shop and yard area; and other related duties.

For more information about this job, contact Greg Eikland, A/Western Area Superintendent at Greg.Eikland@yukon.ca

Please do not email resumes; resumes are only accepted through e-recruitment.

If you need technical support submitting your application/resume, please contact: 867-667-9453 or E-Recruitment.clientsupport@yukon.ca.

Camp accommodations are provided.

Essential Qualifications

Review the essential qualifications below. We will screen your resume based on these qualifications.

  • Job experience operating a wide variety of heavy equipment which must include a dump truck, loader and grader.
  • Valid Class 3 driver’s licence with air endorsement (must obtain Class 1 driver’s licence within 6 months of hire).

If you have these qualifications, ensure you clearly expand upon them (for each applicable employer) in your resume.

Prior to applying, refer to our sample resume to assist you in your application.

Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Safety and service oriented;
  • Dedicated to working in an environment which promotes respect, dependability and reliability;
  • Motivation to learn;
  • Effective oral communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and adaptable to changing conditions;
  • Willing to work to contribute to the team environment;
  • Willingness to perform general preventative maintenance on equipment which includes; changing oil, grease fittings, service/maintain vehicle issues.

Additional Information

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 3 driver’s licence with air endorsement,
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Yukon Class 1 driver’s licence with air endorsement (must be obtained within 6 months of hire);
  • YG certification on heavy equipment (grader, loader, dump truck or tractor trailer);
  • Transportation Dangerous Goods Certificate (must be obtained within 6 months of hire).

Job Requirements: Travel, working in adverse weather conditions, mandatory use of personal protective equipment, adhering to the safety program and all applicable policies and procedures, shift work, and working outside of headquarters area for extended periods of time.

Eligibility List
6 months
Post Date
7 September 2021
Close Date
21 September 2021

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