Heavy Equipment Operator (Waste Management)

Region of Waterloo

Kitchener, ON, Canada

Full time

Muncipal / Public

Apr 21

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Serving, engaging and inspiring current and future generations

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 560,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation. This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success.


Working 40 hours per week, and operating heavy equipment such as bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, roll-off trucks, water trucks, and front-end loaders, you’ll load and unload waste, recycling, and waste diversion materials at waste management sites, and maintain areas of the site. This role calls for knowledge of reading, writing and basic math skills and proficiency in the safe operation of heavy equipment, with a minimum of loader, bulldozer, compactor, roll-off truck and excavator, acquired through a Grade 12 education and 3 years’ experience in a similar environment, or equivalent, OR a Grade 10 education and 3 years’ directly related experience. You have knowledge of job-related policies, procedures and standard operating procedures, and provincial and federal legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Environmental Protection Act, and the Highway Traffic Act, and can read and understand owners’ manuals, a GPS system for surveying, safety policies, instructions, and more. A valid Class DZ driver’s licence and a satisfactory driving record are required to operate Regional equipment. Hours of work are determined by shift selection, and could include weekends, evenings and statutory holidays.

Please visit our website for a detailed description of these positions (competition #2020-2119), and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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Region of Waterloo

Serving, engaging and inspiring current and future generations