New Job Utility Operator 2 - Ema/Service Truck In Nova Scotia

Utility Operator 2 - EMA/Service Truck
Utility Operator 2 - EMA/Service Truck

Utility Operator 2 - EMA/Service Truck

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : $25.37 an hour
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Job Posting

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the permanent full time position of Utility Operator 2 EMA / Service Truck with Infrastructure Maintenance & Operations, Public Works. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

The Utility Operator 2 - Service Truck position encompasses a wide variety of general labour duties in various locations indoors and outdoors in various working conditions. To work in this position, you should enjoy driving and be able to function under minimal supervision. You must be alert, responsible, and self-motivated. An awareness of safety is important. You must also get along well with people, as drivers often deal directly with customers. You must have good map-reading skills and remain calm when driving in unfamiliar territory and navigating through congested city traffic.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of any of the following equipment: 3 ton with or without trailers under 4500 kg, Compactor Trucks, ¾ ton, ½ ton and 1 ton;
  • Responsible for responding to and eliminating various public hazards such as but not limited to: removing deceased animals from the right of way, removing debris from motor vehicle collisions, emptying litter receptacles;
  • Responsible for monitoring a service phone and communicating with the corporate call center;
  • Contribute to meeting the operational objectives of the business unit and HRM
  • responsible for enhanced service within the EMA as directed.
  • Must attend work on regular basis;
  • Must have ability to pass a Security Clearance and Child Abuse Registry; provide current Driver Abstract;
  • Completion of daily work related written reports, such as but not limited to: pre & post trip vehicle inspections, service truck reports, commercial vehicle drivers’ hours of service, job site hazard assessments, etc;
  • Communicate respectfully and constructively with the general public on a regular basis;
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of vehicles in his/her charge;
  • Perform traffic control functions as required;
  • Ability to participate in Winter Works Operations as per the CUPE 108 Collective Agreement; if required;
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Must be willing and able to work in adverse weather conditions;
  • Must be willing and able to attend employer directed training;
  • Perform other related IMO duties as required.
Education and Experience:
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 Nova Scotia Driver’s License with air brake endorsement
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience operating vehicles with a capacity greater than 3000 kg G.V.W.
  • Good driving record (Registry of Motor Vehicle abstract will be required before a formal job offer is made)
  • Compactor Truck qualified; or willing to obtain within 30 days of being awarded the position.
  • Service Truck Operator trained, or willing to obtain within one (1) week of being awarded the position.
  • Good attendance and work record
  • WHMIS, CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to successfully complete
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of garbage collection and disposal procedures
  • Knowledge of equipment cleaning standards and procedures
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, as it relates to completing daily work related written reports
  • Organization and planning skills as it relates to service requests
  • Will be lifting, pulling and managing heavy equipment and objects
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note - Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.

HRM takes the health and safety of its job applicants and employees seriously. Where possible, recruitment testing and interviews will be done by way of phone, video conference, or other virtual means to assist with and encourage social distancing. For applicants with concerns about computer or internet access or to request another accommodation to the recruitment process, please contact your HR representative or [email protected].

Candidates must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position (including outlined shift schedule), and have valid licensing, as required.

Please Note: Applicants are responsible to include all information that they wish to have taken into consideration in the review of their application, and applicants are required to provide full details of experience or training referenced in the posting. Applicants may be screened out of this competition at preliminary stages of review based on the insufficiency of the information provided, and the award of this position may be made solely on the basis of the information provided in the electronic submission without any requirement that the Employer contact the candidate for further elaboration on information referenced in the application.

COMPETENCIES: Communication, Customer Service, Organizational Awareness, Values and Ethics, Valuing Diversity

WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full Time

HOURS OF WORK: SAT - WED 11p - 7a NIGHTSHIFT; 40 hours per week

SALARY: $25.37 per hour, as per the CUPE Local 108 Collective Agreement

WORK LOCATION: 3800 MacKintosh Street, Halifax, NS

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted up to Tuesday 30th May 2023

This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.

Please Note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.