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District of West Vancouver

Tandem Axle Operator

Full Time
A month ago
(Permanent Full-Time & Replacement Temporary 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 exciting opportunities for a Tandem Axle Operator position. This position 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 operating a tandem axle dump truck, working knowledge in the operation and use of backhoes, front-end loaders, and excavators would be considered an asset. The Tandem Axle Operator performs the following duties:
  • Primarily operating a Tandem Axle Dump Truck and other equipment in a variety of tasks including the maintenance and construction of water, sewer, and drainage assets;
  • Washing, cleaning and service repairs (add fluid, adjust brakes, replace bulbs, etc.) to equipment;
  • Performing daily equipment inspections and submitting inspection reports;
  • Providing significant manual labour assistance on various tasks where required;
  • Ongoing mentoring and training; and
  • 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 and experience working around other underground utilities like gas and electrical; 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 applicants must have graduated from senior secondary school, a valid Class 3 Drivers' License with air brake endorsement, and considerable knowledge of the methods and practices employed in the operation and servicing of this type of vehicle. Possession of a Class 1 license and/or possessing a BC Crane Operator - Full Scope (formerly Level A) certification would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also 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: Union (WVMEA) - Permanent Full-Time
Union (WVMEA) - Replacement Temporary Full-Time
Hours of Work:40 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Rate of Pay:$32.71 per hour*
(* Replacement Temporary Full-Time will receive 12% in lieu of benefits)
Closing Date:11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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.
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