Equipment Operator III – Civic Operations – City of Kamloops

17 July 2023

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City of Kamloops

Equipment Operator III – Civic Operations

(Full-Time) – 1089
Close Date
December 31, 2023

At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for everybody every day. This means employment opportunities for all in a safe, inclusive and diverse workplace. We know our city is stronger when we hire qualified individuals from different backgrounds with diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives.
We are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!
Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Position Overview
The City of Kamloops has multiple full-time Equipment Operator III – Civic Operations positions available to work in our Streets Division. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will work in a challenging, service-oriented equipment operator role, this position could be a perfect fit for you. In this role you will be required to operate and maintain large mobile equipment, including single-axle and tandem trucks and garbage/recycling trucks, and the changing of attachments used in municipal road construction and maintenance. Due to the variety of locations you may visit, this role requires experience and an ability to exercise extreme caution. A valid Class 3 with an air brake endorsement is necessary as well as a demonstration of your skills during the selection process. If you are interested in learning more, please view the attached job description.

Bring your experience to us and your contributions will be rewarded with a best-in-class pension plan along with incredible perks that directly impact your wallet. Stay healthy with our free gyms, subsidized recreation programs, and employee wellbeing benefits. You also can explore future career paths with the city through our employee training and development programs and our diverse organizational structure. If this sounds like the position for you, apply today!
The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of senior secondary school or its equivalent.
  2. Valid BC Driver’s Licence – Class 3 with air brake endorsement or equivalent.
  3. Minimum of six months of previous experience in the operation of large mobile equipment (tandem), servicing and maintenance of similar equipment, and machines engaged in work in municipal streets settings.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position. This is a CUPE local 900 position.
More than one may be hired.  

Please note this posting is open on a continuous basis. We will contact qualified candidates as vacancies arise. *Please be sure to upload an “N” Print Driver’s Abstract (Commercial Drivers Abstract) with your application.

Please see the attached LOU regarding the Line Painting Season.

Hourly Rate
Hours & Days of Work
Monday – Friday
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (summer)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (winter)
Winter Shifts (from approximately November to May each year)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM year round
12-hour winter weekend standby shifts required.

6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Hours of work differ in Line Painting Season as per the attached Line Painting LOU.

Hours per Week
Please note if you need assistance or have individual needs or requirements throughout the application process, contact the Human Resources Department by telephone, email or in person at 6- 510 Lorne Street so we can better support you.
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