Alberta Parks Equipment Operator 1 (Temporary) Temporary in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, SK

Alberta Parks

Branch Cypress Hills Provincial Park SK CA

Equipment Operator 1 (Temporary)
Cypress Hills Provincial Park, SK

Demonstrated experience with automotive repairs. Good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and safety of heavy equipment, hand tools and power tools….

Cypress Hills Provincial Park - Alberta Parks is seeking a highly motivated, well-organized, responsible infrastructure support person. This position is based out of Elkwater in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. The Equipment Operator is part of a team accountable for providing infrastructure support to several provincial parks located throughout the South Region. The Heavy Equipment Operator reports to the Infrastructure Team Lead or his designate.

  • Classification: Equipment Operator 1
  • Closing Date: January 30, 2017
  • Rate of Pay: $22.97/hr (plus 11.2% in lieu of benefits & weekend/evening premium)

Responsibilities As part of the infrastructure team, you will strive to maintain Alberta Parks’ high standards to ensure quality customer service and safety is provided at all times. Specific responsibilities include

  • Operating heavy equipment such as skid steers, backhoes, loaders, fork lifts, garbage trucks, vacuum trucks, lift trucks
  • Hauling equipment on trailers to various work sites
  • Performing routine and preventative maintenance on vehicles, equipment and other infrastructure such as campgrounds, trail systems, day use sites and buildings
  • Performing various services related to the upgrading of facilities and construction of new facilities
  • Working with both Alberta Park staff and private contractors on P arks infrastructure improvement projects
  • Being familiar with and practicing all pertinent occupational health & safety (OH&S) policies, procedures and protocols


  • Valid Class 3 Driver’s License
  • Air Brakes Certification
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good working knowledge in the operation, maintenance and safety of heavy equipment, hand tools and power tools
  • Excellent communication, organization and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to show initiative in taking on and completing new and challenging assignments within set deadlines
  • Capable of performing demanding physical tasks
  • Some computer and administration skills

Additional Qualifications & Skills Considered Assets

  • Demonstrated experience with automotive repairs
  • Picker Truck Operator Certification
  • Other equipment operator certification(s)
  • Standard First Aid Certification
  • Defensive Driving Training
  • Hands-on experience with other trades

Term of Employment

  • 40-hour work week (typically Monday to Friday)
  • Wage position based on budgetary allotments and operational requirements
  • Requirement to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions


  • This position is physically demanding.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract.
  • Those selected for an interview must bring at least 3 work related references to the interview.
  • This posting may be used to fill future vacancies.

How to Apply Please submit a resume and cover letter by email with the subject line ” Equipment Operator 1 – Elkwater “. You can also fax, mail or drop off your application , ensuring that it is clearly marked “Equipment Operator 1 – Elkwater”.

Wesley Yeoman, Infrastructure Team Lead
Parks Division, South Region
Room 301, 346 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0G7
Fax: 403-529-3700
E-mail: [email protected]

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Maple Creek, SK, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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