Roads Operator – Rural – Port Hope

Job title: Roads Operator – Rural – Port Hope
Posted on: November 9, 2022
Job Description:

Purpose of the Position:
The Roads Operator is responsible for year round maintenance of the roads, roads related Municipal property (e.g. ditches, trees and boulevards) and roads related infrastructure (e.g. sidewalks, bridges, guardrails) in accordance with Municipal objectives and Standard Operating Procedures. The Roads Operator is responsible for safely operating specialized light to heavy duty equipment, ensuring the municipal road system is maintained in a safe state of repair and in compliance with expected levels of service.

(The following sets out the principal functions of the position and shall not be
considered as a detailed description of all work requirements)
1.1 Provide winter roads maintenance services such as plowing, salting and
sanding of all roads. Operate the loader to fill trucks with sand/salt, operate
the truck to dispense the sand/salt and operate related snow plow equipment
for snow removal.
1.2 Provide roads related infrastructure winter maintenance services (where
applicable) such as removal of snow from sidewalks and Municipally owned
property and operate snow removal equipment (e.g. shovel and snow blower)
for this purpose.
1.3 Provide summer road allowance maintenance and construction services such
as identify the need for road repair (E.g. potholes, bumps, swales), clear,
grade and compact road surface in preparation for repair; apply gravel, asphalt
or alternate surface treatment as required. Operate equipment related for
construction and repair of roads, such as trucks, grader, loader, sweeper and
1.4 Provide summer road maintenance services related to dust control on gravel
roads including grading roads, and applying calcium and water mixture to
reduce dust related to travel on the roads in the summer. Operate the road
sweeper to clear roads of dirt and debris and as required sweep and pick up
(shovel or loader) dirt and debris and place in dump truck for removal.

1.5 Provide summer maintenance services for roads related Municipal property
such as clearing of ditches for water and snow drainage, cutting of grass on
said property, clearing of debris and garbage from sides of roads, including
operation of equipment such as riding and hand-held mower, weed eater and
tractor with cutting arm, obtaining ‘locates’ for services such as gas, telephone
and hydro when undertaking any type of digging.
1.6 Provide chipping and brushing services to all Municipal property including
cutting down trees, limbs, brush to clear sight lines and/or safety concerns;
chipping and disposal of material. Operate chain saw and related equipment
for the purpose of clearing trees, limbs and brush.
1.7 Install, repair and maintain Municipal road infrastructure (where applicable)
such as sidewalks, steps, bridges, road signs, culverts storm sewers and
sanitary sewers.
1.8 Inspect prior to use and maintain all equipment including hand held and heavy
equipment (where applicable). Include recording of work being done on
equipment such as (but not limited to) repairs and replacements of broken
lights or parts, welding, greasing, oil changes, tires, equipment attachments
etc. Responsible for safe operation of all heavy equipment such as loader,
back-hoe, excavator, dump trucks, grader, tractor, trailer, steamer, chipper,
snow plow etc.
1.9 Perform ‘On-Call’ duties as required, which may require work in the evenings
and on weekends, and make every effort to be available under circumstances
where service is required of staff to perform duties after hours other than those
periods of time scheduled as ‘On-Call’.
1.10 Perform ‘Night Patrol’ duties as assigned, which may require work outside of
regular work hours.
1.11 Adhere to high standards of ethical behavior and demonstrate their
understanding that their personal actions impact the public’s perception of the
1.12 Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Roads or designate.

Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Drivers/Helpers
Required skills:

2.1 High school Diploma, specialized training in Heavy Equipment operation (with
Certification) would be considered an asset.
2.2 Three (3) years related experience in snow plow operation, heavy equipment
operation and physical manual labor. Work experience operating a Grader
would be preferred.
2.3 Completion of Ontario Good Roads Association courses in Roads
Construction or Roads Maintenance would be preferred or a willingness to
Skills and Abilities
2.4 Verbal communication skills including listening skills, courtesy, tact, respect,
explanation and judgment.
2.5 Interpersonal skills and customer service orientation.
2.6 Organizational and time management skills.
2.7 Analytical and problem solving skills.
2.8 Computer skills including expertise on Email, Word, and Internet would be an
2.9 Ability to maintain legible, accurate operational, vehicle and equipment
2.10 Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative and perform activities
based on operational needs to provide a safe road system.
2.11 Traffic Control training (as defined under the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7)
and Chainsaw certificate are preferred or a willingness to attain.
2.12 Mechanical aptitude and/or skills related to vehicle maintenance and repair are
2.13 Demonstrated knowledge of and proper use of Personal Protection
2.14 Training and/or knowledge of safety requirements related to Confined space
entry, WHMIS, Construction regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Act
and other roads related regulations and guidelines would be an asset.
2.15 Experience operating a (CVOR) tandem or single axle snow plow.
2.16 Experience working with concrete, asphalt and soils would be considered an
3.0 OTHER:
3.1 Valid and satisfactory ‘DZ’ license is required; ‘AZ’ license would be
considered an asset.
3.2 Experience with manual and automatic transmission operation on heavy duty
CVOR vehicles required.
3.3 Valid and satisfactory Criminal Record and Judicial Matter Check and clean
MTO issued Drivers Abstract will be required.
3.4 Availability and flexibility to work evenings, weekends and On-Call.

Company information

Company Name: The Municipality of Port Hope
City: Port Hope
Additional information:

$55,742.24 - $65,629.56 per annum

4.1 Work is primarily outside or inside a vehicle operating equipment;
4.2 Work involves heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and moving of objects up to and
above 40 Kg; noise and dirt.

Application process:
Please submit your cover letter and resume on or before Sunday November 20, 2022
via: Online at / Your Municipal Government / Careers / Click on “View Job Opportunities + Apply Online”

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