New Job Equipment Operator 3 In British Columbia

Equipment Operator 3

Company : District of West Vancouver
Salary : $33.07 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

(Permanent Full-Time)

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community.

The Engineering Construction Department has an exciting opportunity for an Equipment Operator 3– Backhoe position . 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. The Equipment Operator 3 performs the following duties:

  • 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 graduated from senior secondary school , possesses minimum of a year of experience in the operation of construction backhoe loader equipment (with experience on John Deere controls), a valid BC class 3 or 1 Licence with air brake endorsement would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be required to supply an acceptable Police Information Check and a copy of their credentials. All District of West Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.
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 and 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:

$33.07 per hour

Closing Date:

11:59 p.m, December 12, 2021

To Apply:

Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at to apply for this position.

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


If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Location: 750 17th Street
West Vancouver BC V7V 3T3, West Vancouver, BC

Job Type: Full-time