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 Heavy Equipment Operator - Competition # TOG2022-015

The Town of Gander is currently accepting applications for a temporary full-time seasonal Heavy Equipment Operator position within the Municipal Works & Services Department.


Position Overview

This position will operate heavy equipment and attachments as well as perform labour intensive duties to maintain and construct sidewalks, roads, buildings and public infrastructure throughout the municipality and other areas.  



  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, excavators, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities
  • Operate heavy equipment with attachments to clear roads and parking lots of snow and ice
  • Operate heavy equipment to move, load and unload cargo
  • Operate equipment to dig and backfill water, sewer and storm line repairs
  • Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and clean, lubricate and refill equipment
  • Clean and maintain sidewalks, streets, roads and public grounds of municipality and other areas
  • Place concrete, asphalt, and aggregate using shovels, rakes, and hand tampers
  • Collect and load refuse on trucks
  • Assist skilled tradespersons such as carpenters, plumbers, pipefitters, and mechanics
    • Perform maintenance and other duties as required.



Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including ability to lift 50 lbs (22Kgs); Physical dexterity required including but not limited to walking, bending, kneeling, climbing and lifting; Manual dexterity required to operate control levers and switches; Working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather; Driving in adverse weather conditions; Extended exposure to vibration; Work in areas with pedestrian and vehicle traffic;



Completion of high school or equivalent; Completion of post-secondary Heavy Equipment training program;  Class 3 and 5 driver’s license with endorsements 8 & 9; Drivers Abstract, Demonstrated proficiency in the use of heavy equipment; Standard First Aid / CPR Certification; Certificate of Conduct, medical clearance certificate


SALARY: Unionized position, 40 hours/week - $27.06/hour.


Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter on or before

Thursday, November 10th to the attention of:


Human Resources

Town of Gander

100 Elizabeth Drive

Gander, NL, A1V 1G7

Email: humanresources@gandercanada.com


Please note: The Town of Gander appreciates all applicants for their interest, however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


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