24-35 Heavy Equipment Operator

Closing date
Public Works


Competition No. 24-35

Internal/External Opportunity

This is a Union Position
Anticipated start date: June 17th, 2024

About our Community:

Located on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, the Township of Esquimalt acknowledges its neighbouring First Nations and is committed to building strong and enduring relationships with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.

The Township of Esquimalt, with a population of over 17,000 is recognized as a vibrant, distinct, resilient, and diverse community for people to discover, feel welcome and belong. The Township is home to Canada’s Pacific Navy and boasts extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities. 


About our Organization:

With a high functioning, progressive Council and leadership team, and dedicated, engaged staff, the Township is an organization committed to working collaboratively to continue making Esquimalt one of the most desirable places to live, work and play.


About the Opportunity:

The Public Works Department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a full-time Heavy Equipment Operator’s position. Reporting to the Public Works Supervisor, the candidate will perform the following duties: operate heavy vehicles and equipment such as backhoe, asphalt roller, crane truck and street sweeper. Job duties also include excavating trenches, pulling stumps, load brush, move rocks, spread gravel, snow removal when required. Operator will be expected to help with sidewalks, asphalt application, underground utilities and assisting the Labourer II at times. 

Performs pre-and post-trips, equipment inspections, report repairs to Supervisor or Lead Mechanic, check first aid kits and safety equipment, fill out daily logs.

Our Preferred Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years experience operating a backhoe or excavator. Experience operating a loader would be considered at asset. Class 3 with air endorsement would be a definite asset. Safety must be a priority.  

Salary: $33.95 hourly plus benefits (2024 rates)

Hours per week: 40

Prior to applying, please review the attached job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities. 

Please submit your resume and covering letter quoting competition no. 24-35 by 4:00 p.m. by June 11,2024 to: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date posted: May 21, 2024